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From 'sea of mutations,' two possible cancer links rise to the surface

By analyzing data from thousands of patients, Princeton researchers have identified genetic mutations that frequently occur in people with uterine cancer, colorectal cancer or skin cancer — an important step toward using genome sequences to better understand cancer and guide new treatments.

Data tools give microscopes unprecedented views of living and physical systems

More than 180 experts in electron microscopy from around the world gathered at Princeton for a three-day conference on rapidly advancing techniques that are allowing unprecedented insights into both physical and living systems.

Study points to shortcomings of online ad and tracker blockers

Annoyance with long loading times and distracting ads is the predominant reason internet users deploy online ad blockers, while users of programs that limit online tracking are more concerned about privacy, according to new research from Princeton University.

Young Global Leaders collaborate on world energy challenges

Six teams participated in Princeton’s four-day executive education module July 15-18. The program was designed for the Young Global Leaders, an international group of individuals selected by the World Economic Forum for making meaningful change in their communities.

New tool helps users decide which countries their internet traffic transits

The internet gives people worldwide access to applications and services, but in many cases, internet traffic passes through a few dominant countries, according to new research from Princeton University.

Smith wins top hydrology award for work on extreme flooding

James Smith, the William and Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded the American Meteorological Society’s 2019 Hydrologic Sciences Medal.

Photosynthesis and engines evolved in remarkably similar ways

A new study draws parallels between the evolution of photosynthesis and refinement of internal combustion engines.

Cold wave reveals potential benefits of urban heat islands

Researchers from Princeton University have found that the urban heat island effect — cities are hotter in the summer than their surrounding areas — also helps keep cities warmer during extreme cold. The findings have implications for urban planners in areas such as New York City or Chicago, which experience marked seasonal temperature swings.

Method reveals how hidden DNA mutations affect tissues

Using machine learning, researchers have created a computational method that reads sections of DNA and predicts how that segment will alter the activation and deactivation of genes throughout the body.

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