Urban Population, Transportation Patterns Affect How Flu Epidemics Play Out
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:00am
The more people a city has and the more organized its residents' movement patterns, the longer its flu season is apt to last, according to new research co-authored by Princeton University researchers. Published in the journal Science, the findings are an important step toward predicting influenza outbreak trends.
As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
The worldwide use of antibiotics in humans soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015, fueled by dramatic increases in low-income and middle-income countries, according to a study involving Princeton and PEI researchers. The study, which analyzed human antibiotic consumption in 76 countries, is the most comprehensive assessment of global trends to date.
Toby Kiers, University Research Chair and professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Amsterdam, presented, "Resolving Host-Microbe Conflict," at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.
Competing for blood: How ecologists are solving infectious disease mysteries
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:45pm
Princeton ecologists Andrea Graham, an associate professor of ecology and environmental biologist and PEI associated faculty, and Sarah Budischak examined data from an Indonesian study of 4,000 patients who were "co-infected" with malaria and hookworm. Their ecological perspective proved vital to realizing that the co-infecting species are fighting over a shared resource: red blood cells.
Undergrads exhibit semester research for "Disease Ecology, Economics and Policy"
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:30am
Students in the course "Disease Ecology, Economics and Policy" gathered in the Guyot Atrium Dec. 14 to present their semester research projects on the emergence and spread of disease in the context of disease ecology, economics and human behavior. The course is taught by PEI associated faculty Bryan Grenfell, the Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm Peter Gleick, President Emeritus of the Pacific Institute and a renowned expert on water and climate issues, will present, "The Future of Water," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Gleick is the chief scientist, president emeritus and co-founder of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California. He is appearing as part of the Taplin Environmental Lecture series.
To Predict How Climate Change Will Affect Disease, Researchers Must Fuse Climate Science and Biology
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Predicting how climate change will affect the incidence of infectious diseases is made difficult by the complex relationship between climate and disease. In a recent review paper, PEI associated faculty Jessica Metcalf, a Princeton assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs, and coauthors write that researchers need new statistical models that incorporate both climate factors and the climate-disease relationship, and account for uncertainties in both.
An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:15pm
Princeton University researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV), according to a paper published Aug. 15 in the journal mBio. The research stemmed from a 2015 Grand Health Challenges grant from the Princeton Environmental Institute.
Giant Middle East Dust Storm Caused by a Changing Climate, Not Human Conflict
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:15pm
In August 2015, a dust storm blanketed large areas of seven Middle East nations in a haze of dust and sand thick enough to obscure them from satellite view. The storm led to several deaths, thousands of cases of respiratory ailments and injuries, and canceled airline flights and closed ports.