Researchers from Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue. The study, which will be published in the June issue of Nature Cell Biology, suggests that this "microRNA" promotes particularly deadly forms of breast cancer and that inhibiting the effects of this molecule could improve the efficacy of existing breast cancer therapies.
Princeton senior Ashmead receives Witherspoon Scholarship to study in Scotland
Lahiri receives PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story
Kollár receives 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics
Kleiner, two Princeton alumni, receive 2017 Kimmel Scholar Award for cancer research
'A Bee, a Tree, What’s In It For Me?' Class examines environmental policy
Princeton to honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers
The leader in the emerging field of using light to perform feats of chemistry is David MacMillan, who arrived in Princeton's chemistry department in 2006. He was intrigued by the potential for using light to coax new chemical reactions. Like most chemists, he’d spent years learning the rules that govern the interactions of elements such as carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and then using those rules to fashion new molecules. Could light help change these rules and catalyze reactions that have resisted previous attempts at manipulation?
Learning through the camera lens: International Eye photo contest captures student perspectives abroad
For the ninth year, the International Eye Photo Contest has provided an opportunity for students to share their experiences studying, working, doing service or conducting research abroad.