Research News Features
Archive – January 2012
A family history of psychiatric conditions such as autism and depression could influence the subjects a person finds engaging, Princeton researchers find.
Survivors of Hurricane Katrina have struggled with poor mental health for years after the storm, according to a new study of low-income mothers in the New Orleans area. The study's lead author, Christina Paxson of Princeton University, said that the results were a departure from other surveys both in the design and the results. The researchers were able to collect data on the participants before Katrina and nearly five years after the August 2005 storm, finding a persistence of po
EQuad News (Winter 2012) offers a snapshot of health-related research at Princeton Engineering.
Princeton technologies and the inventors behind them were featured at an annual event honoring faculty members and investment partners.
Princeton researchers are developing health-related innovations at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Medical tests could be revolutionized using lasers and sensors tuned to operate with mid-infrared light, a part of the spectrum that is particularly useful for detecting biologically relevant molecules.
Princeton engineers are working closely with neuroscientists to understand how visual information and words are encoded in the brain.
Vaccination in a globalized world, research by Princeton's Petra Klepac, is featured in The Economist.
People are willing to lose money to avoid taxes, according to Abigail Sussman and Christopher Y. Olivola, as reported in the Washington Post.
Lyman Page, chair of the Department of Physics, was selected to present the Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecture at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Austin. The Kavli Foundation Plenary Lectureship recognizes a recent research topic of great importance.
A rare and exotic mineral, so unusual that it was thought impossible to exist, came to Earth on a meteorite, according to an international team of researchers led by Princeton University scientists.
Research on Middleweight Black Holes by Princeton's Jenny Greene is featured in the January issue of Scientific American.
The Princeton Research Symposium is an annual opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to present their work to a broad audience of fellow students, faculty members, alumni and community members.
Researchers at Princeton have found a way to extend their control over the spins of billions of electrons for up to 10 seconds.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is getting an earlier-than-expected start on a $94 million project as the next stage of its mission to chart an attractive course for the development of nuclear fusion as a clean, safe and abundant fuel for generating electricity.