Archive – April 2012
An early-stage life science company, HepatoChem is developing a platform for fast and cost effective assessment of metabolites and toxicity in drug development. As reported in MarketWatch.com
Researchers at the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center (CEFRC) are finding ways to enhance combustion efficiency, reduce emissions, explore carbon-neutral fuels and contribute to the formulation of fundamentally new fuels and engines.
Princeton University researchers have found that the expectation that life — from bacteria to sentient beings — has or will develop on other planets as on Earth might be based more on optimism than scientific evidence.
A study in yeast cells sheds light on antidepressant drug effects.
The two-day meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative explored policies and technologies for addressing greenhouse gases and climate change.
Two Princeton University professors are among the noted scientists elected as fellows of the Royal Society in 2012. David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and chair of the department, was among 44 scientists around the world to be named a fellow of the Royal Society. Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology, was one of eight researchers named foreign members of the society.
Princeton's Niraj Jha, professor of electrical engineering, and colleague Anand Raghunathan of Purdue University have developed a wearable signal-jamming personal firewall for insulin pumps and other medical devices. The device, which could be worn as a necklace, was featured in MSNBC.com.
Texas' policy of admitting the top 10% of graduating high school seniors to its public universities coincided with a drop in the proportion of Hispanic student admissions at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, found a study by Princeton's Angel L. Harris, an assistant professor of sociology, and Marta Tienda, a professor of sociology and public affairs. The 10% policy was created after race-conscious admissions were banned by a federal judge. The findings were
The secret to the development of fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for producing electric power could lie in the destruction of bubble-like islands that appear in the hot, charged gases.
The Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM) is home to researchers who create innovative and quantitative approaches and apply them to today's unsolved problems in science, economics, and engineering.
There is more than one route to success, says Jeanne Altmann, Eugene Higgins Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Emeritus, Princeton University in Scientific American Blogs.
A.J. Stewart Smith, who has served as Princeton University's first dean for research since 2006, will assume a newly created position as vice president for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to serve as the University's primary liaison with DOE.
Student research suggests a potential new chemotherapeutic approach for treating certain cancers.
As featured in CNN, US News & World Report, Education Week and many other outlets, young girls growing up in difficult home and family situations were at increased risk of becoming obese by age 5. These challenges challenges include a mother's mental illness or substance abuse, intimate partner violence, housing or food insecurity, or a father's incarceration. The study was conducted using data from Princeton University's Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study and was published online in the
Princeton's Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) brings together scholars, artists, students and experts to explore the many facets of Latin America.
At the forefront in providing research to guide policies that protect consumers and enable secure technologies for voting, commerce and many other applications.
Bassler is best known for her efforts to understand how bacteria communicate.
The study found that household income alone accounts for more than half of the racial imbalance among both men and women, while more than a quarter of the gaps can be attributed to educational differences alone. Surprisingly, marital status was significantly more influential in extending life expectancy for men than for women.
A metal lining inside a fusion reactor could make all the difference in the quest to produce clean and abundant energy.
A sensor embedded in a tooth could monitor your health. The sensor, developed in the lab of Princeton's Michael McAlpine, is featured in the Daily Mail.
In 2010-2011, the Pace Center offered more than 1,680 opportunities for civic engagement.