The benefits of technology transfer go far beyond the financial rewards to include job creation and improved quality of life, according to a review article co-written by a group of leading technology transfer officers from major research universities, including Princeton University.
Archive – June 2014
A study led by Princeton University researchers has revealed a gene which is implicated in promoting the spread of breast cancer tumors. In collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (Rutgers-CINJ), researchers hope to someday have a drug that could improve, cure or control breast cancer by targeting the particular pathways that are associated with metastasis and the progression of disease.
Two Princeton University faculty members have been selected as 2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences, and will receive flexible funding over four years to help establish their research careers.
Lane, a professor of politics at Princeton since 2009, is an internationally recognized scholar of ancient political theory and ethics, who combines an expert knowledge of the ancient classics and the history of political thought with a mastery of current issues.
Princeton University researchers merged two powerful areas of research to enable an unprecedented chemical reaction that neither could broadly achieve on its own. The resulting bond formation could provide an excellent shortcut for chemists as they construct and test thousands of molecules to find new drugs.
Using a computer model to explore water as it freezes, a team at Princeton University has found that water's weird behaviors may arise from a sort of split personality: at very cold temperatures and above a certain pressure, water may spontaneously split into two liquid forms.
In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics today, the CMS experiment at CERN reported new results on an important property of the Higgs particle. The CMS result follows preliminary results from both experiments, which both reported strong evidence for the fermionic decay late in 2013. The CMS team features the involvement of researchers at Princeton University.
Doug Massey discusses the upswing in children crossing into the United States from Mexico, hoping to reconnect with family
Unaccompanied minors from Central America are traveling in droves to the United States, hoping to reconnect with family and escape the violence reverberating in their hometowns. Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, discusses why there has been such a surge in children crossing the border, what this means for America, and how the government should react.
Decades ago, programs like Social Security and public pensions came about so that a person's declining years were not spent in grinding poverty, which, in the 18th and 19th century was an issue; people literally landed in the poorhouse. Now, thanks to growing affluence, there is an opposite risk: not living long enough to enjoy all that money squirreled away.
Princeton University researchers explored the construction of what was for its time an engineering marvel: the Trajan's Bridge, built over 2000 years ago. Princeton professor Branko Glišić and former Princeton undergraduate Anjali Mehrotra reconstructed the engineering behind the bridge and published their findings in the Journal of Cultural Heritage.