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Bee social or buzz off: Study, led by Sarah Kocher, links genes to social behaviors, including autism

“Bees have complex social behaviors, and with this species of bee, we can directly compare individuals that live in social groups to those that don’t live in social groups,” said Sarah... Read more


Murphy and Troyanskaya lead team to produce new resources for C. elegans research

Scientists have long prized the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for studying the biology of multicellular organisms. The millimeter-long worms are easy to grow in the lab and manipulate genetically, and they have... Read more


Bonnie Bassler receives Schering Prize for discovering bacterial communication

Schering Stiftung announced Monday, Sept. 3, that they were awarding the 2018 Ernst Schering Prize to molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler for her pioneering work on bacterial quorum... Read more


Modern Flores Island pygmies show no genetic link to extinct ‘hobbits’

Two pygmy populations on the same tropical island. One went extinct tens of thousands of years ago; the other still lives there. Are they related? It’s a simple question that took years to answer. As no one has been able to... Read more


Method reveals how hidden DNA mutations affect tissues

In a development with implications for better understanding disease, researchers have created a computational system to predict the effect that mutations in noncoding DNA — sections that don’t produce proteins — have on tissues... Read more


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. This migration of cells can lead to metastatic disease, which... Read more


Timing is key for bacteria surviving antibiotics

For bacteria facing a dose of antibiotics, timing might be the key to evading destruction. In a series of experiments, Princeton researchers found that cells that repaired DNA damaged by antibiotics before resuming growth had a... Read more


Shvartsman honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students

Story by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during... Read more


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