• Princeton faculty speak out against systemic racism and police violence in the nation

    Friday, Jun 5, 2020
    by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

    As the United States grapples with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black lives destroyed by systemic racism and police violence, and as protests extend across the country, Princeton scholars are speaking to the moment. Several Princeton faculty members are using op-eds, television and cable news programs, online publications, and social media to grasp current events and navigate a path forward, drawing on their research as well as their own personal experiences.

  • AI tool gives doctors a new look at the lungs in treating COVID-19

    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications

    Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton researchers have developed a diagnostic tool to analyze chest X-rays for patterns in diseased lungs. The new tool could give doctors valuable information about a patient's condition, quickly and cheaply, at the point of care.

  • Local climate unlikely to drive the early COVID-19 pandemic

    Monday, May 18, 2020
    by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

    Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published May 18 in the journal Science.

    The researchers found that the vast number of people still vulnerable to the strain of coronavirus causing the pandemic — SARS-CoV-2 — and the speed at which the pathogen spreads means that climate conditions are only likely to make a dent in the current rate of infection.

  • Essential work: Princeton’s fly food chef provides sustenance for life-sciences research

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Millions of tiny creatures — and the scientific discoveries that they make possible — depend on one of the essential workers reporting to campus during the pandemic.

    Gordon Gray is “chef de cuisine” at Princeton’s fly kitchen, where he brews a rich and hearty concoction for the roughly 2 million fruit flies that call Princeton laboratories home.

    The flies are indispensable for answering fundamental scientific questions on topics ranging from behavior to birth defects and human diseases such as cancer.

  • COVID-19's silent spread: Princeton researchers explore how symptomless transmission helps pathogens thrive

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    COVID-19's rapid spread throughout the world has been fueled in part by the virus' ability to be transmitted by people who are not showing symptoms of infection.

    Now, a study by researchers at Princeton has found that this silent phase of transmission can be a successful evolutionary strategy for pathogens such as viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The study was published May 8 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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