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Urban Population, Transportation Patterns Affect How Flu Epidemics Play Out

Publish Date: 
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

Publish Date: 
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.

ChESS Series: "Resolving Host-Microbe Conflict," with Toby Kiers

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.

An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

Publish Date: 
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.

Synthetic Gas Would Cut Air Pollution but Worsen Climate Damage in China

Publish Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 8:45am

Severe air pollution has plagued China's industrial regions in recent decades, a situation that has received worldwide attention thanks to photos of Beijing and other smog-blanketed Chinese cities. 

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:15am

"Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease: Predictability and the Impact of Vaccination" by Bryan Grenfell, Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports

Publish Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 11:30am

MUMBAI, India — About 300 million children in the world breathe highly toxic air, the United Nations Children’s Fund said in a report on Monday that used satellite imagery to illustrate the magnitude of the problem.

Princeton Undergraduates Share Their Summer of Learning Experiences

Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:45am

Alana Reynolds ’18 (left), ecology and evolutionary biology, and Jacqueline Jones ’18, mechanical and aerospace engineering, explained their research on plant mycorrhizae.

Demography and Dynamics of Acute Childhood Infections

Bryan Grenfell - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America.