January 14, 2021 News, Policy, Research, Technology
NSF award brings Princeton research into the fight against COVID-19
The National Science Foundation awards grant to Princeton technology that offers to enhance COVID-19 vaccines.
October 12, 2020 Health Care, Research, Technology
Invention sparked by COVID-19 pandemic safely disinfects surfaces continuously
An invention to apply plasma to frequently touched items for continuous disinfection could provide a safe and effective, non-chemical way to reduce pathogens on various surfaces such as keypads, escalator handrails and other high-touch surfaces, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) inventors say.
October 12, 2020 Health Care, Research
How exactly do we spread droplets as we talk? Engineers found out.
For the first time, researchers have directly visualized how speaking produces and expels droplets of saliva into the air. The smallest droplets can be inhaled by other people and are a primary way that respiratory infections like COVID-19 spread from person to person.
October 6, 2020 Health Care, Research
Research shows conversation quickly spreads droplets more than six feet inside buildings
With implications for the transmission of diseases like COVID-19, researchers have found that ordinary conversation creates a conical, “jet-like” airflow that quickly carries a spray of tiny droplets from a speaker’s mouth across meters of an interior space.
September 30, 2020 Health Care, Research
Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders
A study of more than a half-million people in India who were exposed to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 suggests that the virus’ continued spread is driven by only a small percentage of those who become infected. (Image by Shutterstock)
September 21, 2020 Health Care, Research
Long-term COVID-19 containment will be shaped by strength and duration of natural, vaccine-induced immunity
New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic. In particular, a vaccine capable of eliciting a strong immune response could substantially reduce the future burden of infection, according to a study by Princeton researchers published in the journal Science Sept. 21. (Image by Tumisu from Pixabay)
September 16, 2020 Community, Education, Research
Research interns get creative around science and social change in the summer of COVID-19
When the pandemic shut down almost all on-campus research, Princeton students who had arranged in-person summer research internships needed to pivot quickly.
August 20, 2020 Community, Education, Research
Remote possibilities: Virtual internships connect Princeton students to academic, service opportunities
This summer, the University helped students pivot from their original plans to a wide variety of internships that are 100% digital. These opportunities span academic disciplines. Others include a service component, reflecting the University’s informal motto, “In the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” Some are focused on issues related to racial and social justice, and helping those affected by the pandemic, through the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s RISE fellows and COVID-19 Response Grant programs.
August 14, 2020 Education, Research
Home-Based Global Health Internships: Persevering during the Pandemic
As the university transitioned to distance learning, CHW worked with its partners to reimagine its 2020 internship program. Many internships were successfully modified to virtual formats, while faculty members stepped in to create additional health-focused opportunities. In total, CHW funded nearly 30 remote global health internships along with 20 remote senior thesis research projects.
August 14, 2020 Education, Policy, Research
Student Interns Step Up to Research Poverty With Don Burnes ’63
During the spring semester, Don Burnes ’63, the founder and an adviser of the Burnes Institute for Poverty Research at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, responded to a call from Princeton’s Center for Career Development asking alumni if they had internship opportunities for current students.
July 28, 2020 Policy, Research
‘The early warning signs are not pretty’: Eviction Lab researchers study end of federal moratorium
For the past three years, the University’s Eviction Lab has been crafting a first-of-its-kind nationwide dataset on eviction, aiming to spark meaningful policy change with its findings. As federal measures to mitigate the occupational, financial, and personal strain of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to expire, the country faces an unprecedented crisis of eviction — and according to University researchers, few people are paying attention.
July 24, 2020 Health Care, Research
Preventing the next pandemic
“How much would it cost to prevent [COVID-19] happening again? And what are the principal actions that need to be put in place to achieve this?” asked Andrew Dobson, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton. He and colleague Stuart Pimm of Duke University assembled a team to seek answers.