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Southeast Asian forest loss much greater than expected, with negative implications for climate

Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. The findings are important because they raise questions about key assumptions made in projections of global climate change as well as concerns about environmental conditions in Southeast Asia in the future.

Researchers apply computing power to track the spread of cancer

Princeton researchers have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another.

Timing is key for bacteria surviving antibiotics

In a series of experiments, Princeton researchers found that cells that repaired DNA damaged by antibiotics before resuming growth had a much better chance of surviving treatment.

Heat could make conditions hard to swallow for Spain, Italy, Greece

Rising temperatures will lead to extreme droughts in the Mediterranean regions of Europe by the end of the century, according to a recent multinational study led by Princeton researchers.

Avalos receives DOE funding for biofuel advances

The U.S. Department of Energy announced on Monday, June 18, that Professor José Avalos is among the 31 recipients for three years of funding to “further the ongoing revolution in biology and biotechnology.”

De Leon receives Early Career Research award to investigate diamond’s fundamental properties

De Leon received a five-year grant from the Department of Energy to explore the properties of specialized diamond surfaces, which hold promise for applications in computing, electronics and medicine.

Princeton’s eLab accelerator bolsters student startup ventures

The Keller Center kicked off its summer program with a gathering on June 11.

Faculty honored for excellence in teaching and mentoring, encouraging students to “think further”

Engineering faculty members were honored for graduate mentoring and teaching.

Class Day awards celebrate graduates’ contributions in research and service

Welcoming graduates and friends to the annual Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 4, Dean Emily A. Carter pointed to a growing enthusiasm for engineering at Princeton.

Princeton students take engineering in new directions through senior thesis projects

For Princeton undergraduates, the senior thesis is a chance to pursue original research or creative work on a topic of their own choosing. Faculty advisers serve as guides for students as they learn to apply their knowledge in new ways.

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