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Geneticists pump the brakes on DNA, revealing key developmental process

Researchers at Princeton University have revealed the inner workings of a gene repression mechanism in fruit fly embryos, adding insight to the study of human diseases.

How a chemist and a quantum engineer solved a 50-year-old puzzle — with help from the Princeton Catalysis Initiative

At the inaugural symposium of the Princeton Catalysis Initiative, Nathalie de Leon gave a research “flash talk” — an 8-minute introduction to her lab’s work — and along with sharing her team’s successes, she mentioned a longstanding problem.

Thawani, graduate student who blends disparate fields for health research, wins Weintraub Award

Akanksha Thawani, an explorer of cells' structural foundations, has received a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Engineering students recognize excellence with annual teaching awards

Engineering student organizations celebrated the beneficial influence that faculty members and graduate teaching assistants have had on students’ lives and academic careers at the annual School of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Student projects use computing to ensure technology serves society

At the Center for Information Technology Policy, graduate student projects demonstrate an emphasis "not just on coding and technology, but on the effect of technology on society as a whole and the impact it can have on your everyday life."

Clifford Brangwynne, pioneer of cell biology, awarded Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Bioengineer Clifford Brangwynne, a pioneer in the soft-matter physics of cells, has been awarded the 2020 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences.

Internet security upgrade borne out of collaboration between Princeton and Let's Encrypt

An innovative protection against website counterfeiting developed by Princeton researchers went live on the internet Feb. 19, boosting security for tens of millions of websites.

Computer science student wins Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton's top graduate student honor

Karan Singh, a doctoral student in computer science, is among four winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students.

E-ffiliates program funds efforts to safeguard the power grid and pull drinking water from air

Research seeking to protect the power grid from hackers tapping into armies of smart home appliances, and an effort to harvest drinking water from the air, have been selected for funding by Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership.

Researchers devise approach to reduce biases in computer vision data sets

Addressing problems of bias in artificial intelligence, computer scientists from Princeton and Stanford University have developed methods to obtain fairer data sets containing images of people.

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