As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than 250 miles farther north than they did 20 years ago, while others catching a wide diversity of species have not changed fishing location, reported Talia Young, a postdoctoral research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton.
- Monday, Feb 18, 2019
- Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Bacteria have multiple strategies to survive antibiotics: developing genetic resistance to the drugs; delaying their growth; or hiding in protective biofilms. New results from researchers at Princeton and California State University-Northridge (CSUN) have shed light on yet another approach: self-sacrifice.
- Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
Princeton molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler and graduate student Justin Silpe have identified a virus, VP882, that can listen in on bacterial conversations — and then, in a twist like something out of a spy novel, they found a way to use that to make it attack bacterial diseases like E. coli and cholera.
- Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
Slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats called biofilms cause problems ranging from medical infections to clogged drains and fouled industrial equipment. Now, researchers at Princeton have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off these notorious sludges.
- Friday, Nov 30, 2018
Creating new tools that harness light to probe the mysteries of cellular behavior, Princeton researchers have made discoveries about the formation of cellular components called membraneless organelles and the key role these organelles play in cells.
In two papers published Nov. 29 in the journal Cell, researchers from multiple Princeton departments report on the conditions that lead to the formation of membraneless organelles and the impact that the formation has on cellular DNA.
- Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
Princeton University has teamed up with Microsoft to collaborate on the leading edge of microbiology and computational modelling research.
- Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
The Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI), an effort to accelerate interdisciplinary collaboration on catalysis — interpreted broadly — across the University and with industry, is flexing its muscles. PCI’s first industrial partnership, a 10-year, $6 million commitment from Celgene was signed Nov. 1.
- Monday, Oct 22, 2018
In an initiative to boost collaborations on subjects too new to fit into existing departments and centers, the School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a program to fund small, cross-disciplinary groups of researchers called Focused Research Teams.
- Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
Niko Fotopoulos, a Princeton sophomore, is a co-founder of Blackwell, a medical technology startup. The Blackwell team spent this past summer at Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, the first undergraduate team to do so.
- Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
Two Princeton professors — one who explores the interior structures of cells, and another who mathematically defines thresholds between shifting, complex systems — have been awarded 2018 MacArthur Fellowships. Choreographer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili, a Hodder Fellow in the Lewis Center for the Arts, also received an award.