It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm (Science)

By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research An essential weapon in the body's fight against infection has come into sharper view. Researchers at Princeton University have discovered the 3D structure of an enzyme that cuts to ribbons the genetic material of viruses and helps defend against bacteria. The discovery of the structure of … Continue reading It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm (Science)

Now in 3D: Video of virus-sized particle trying to enter cell (Nature Nanotechnology)

By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell. The technique they developed could help scientists learn more about how to … Continue reading Now in 3D: Video of virus-sized particle trying to enter cell (Nature Nanotechnology)

Rife with hype, exoplanet study needs patience and refinement (PNAS)

By Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications Imagine someone spent months researching new cities to call home using low-resolution images of unidentified skylines. The pictures were taken from several miles away with a camera intended for portraits, and at sunset. From these fuzzy snapshots, that person claims to know the city's air quality, the appearance of … Continue reading Rife with hype, exoplanet study needs patience and refinement (PNAS)