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Antibiotic resistance in food animals nearly tripled since 2000

October 9, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that has nearly tripled the occurrence of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria easily transmitted from animals to humans, according to a…

Urban Population, Transportation Patterns Affect How Flu Epidemics Play Out

October 8, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

The more people a city has and the more organized its residents’ movement patterns, the longer its flu season is apt to last, new research co-authored by Princeton University researchers shows. Published in the journal Science, the findings are an important step toward predicting…

As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance

March 26, 2018

Despite the threat of a global health crisis in antibiotic resistance, worldwide use of antibiotics soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015.

An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

August 15, 2017

Princeton researchers uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the Yellow Fever Virus (YFV).


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

May 1, 2017 ・ Chris Emery for the Office of Engineering Communications

The use of synthetic natural gas instead of coal in China could improve air quality and public health due to air pollution, but it would also markedly increase CO2 emissions, with damaging implications for the climate.

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

November 17, 2015 ・ Igor Heifetz

“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. Violent epidemics of childhood infections such as measles…

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports

October 31, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

Ramanan Laxminarayan quoted in the New York Times discussing the impact of air pollution on children in India and China.

Princeton Undergraduates Share Their Summer of Learning Experiences

October 6, 2016 ・ Holly Welles

Summer of Learning Symposium provides students the opportunity to present their research findings on scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of a wide-variety of global environmental challenges.

UN High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobials—What Do We Need?

July 18, 2016 ・ Ramanan Laxminarayan

Laxminarayan comments that sustainable access to effective antimicrobials is a prerequisite for achieving several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.