COVID-19

  • The worm in the bud: Do parasites interfere with immunization? 

    Monday, Jul 27, 2020
    by Liana Wait, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Vaccines are one of the most important tools we have in our defense against infectious diseases, but not everyone responds to vaccination in the same way. Parasites such as worms and viruses change the way a person or animal’s immune system functions, and this can affect their ability to respond to vaccines. 

  • Preventing the next pandemic

    Thursday, Jul 23, 2020
    by The Office of Communications

    A Policy Forum article published today in Science shows that an annual investment of $30 billion should be enough to offset the costs of preventing another global pandemic such as COVID-19.

    Thus far, COVID has cost at least $2.6 trillion and may cost 10 times this amount. It is the largest global pandemic in 100 years. Six months after emerging, it has killed over 600,000 people and is having a major impact on the global economy.

  • Worldwide Stellarator research goes virtual

    Friday, Jul 10, 2020
    by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic are transforming, with pluses and minuses, scientific conferences around the world. Take the Coordinated Working Group Meeting (CWGM), an international event cohosted by the U.S.

  • Princeton faculty members receive grants for COVID-19 research from C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute

    Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
    by Princeton University

    The C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute has awarded $5.4 million to 26 projects to accelerate artificial intelligence research to mitigate COVID-19 and future pandemics. Princeton faculty members Matthew Desmond, Simon Levin, Stefana Parascho, H. Vincent Poor, Corina Tarnita and Mengdi Wang are among researchers to receive funding for their projects.

  • 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.

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