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 28, 2020 Community, Education
Tiger Ethics: How to Pick a Schooling Option This Fall
What’s an ethical response to the virus’s unequal impact on different communities? Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and Human Values Elizabeth Harman has agreed to answer readers’ questions on pandemic ethics.
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 Education,
Alumni and faculty support deferring high school students with continuing education
Recognizing that an estimated one in five students is putting their college plans on hold — with a disproportionate number of those students from first-generation, low-income and underrepresented backgrounds — a group of alumni and Princeton faculty has joined forces to provide education and mentoring to students, allowing them to continue with their education and to build college-level skills.
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.
September 10, 2020 Health Care
Cool and Calm, Lucy McBride ’95 Delivers COVID Information
As it became more clear that COVID-19 presented a “clear and present danger” here in the U.S., Dr. Lucy McBride ’95 became an email newsletter writer, sending a daily email (now twice per week) with the latest data, information from news reports, and answers to questions from her patients.
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