News: Cellular and Tissue Engineering
For more than a century, biologists ignored a fundamental question about how cells do the business of sorting molecules in a crowd. Then came Cliff Brangwynne, whose surprising work showed that certain proteins separate into globules much like droplets of vinegar suspended in oil.
In its eighth year, the annual "Art of Science" competition and exhibition, put on by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, recently gained the attention of The Wall Street Journal. A March 9 article features the above image of modified fruit fly embryos that display the Princeton University "P" and crest.
It is a marvel of nature: During gestation, multiple tissue types cooperate in building the elegantly functional structures of organs, from the brain’s folds to the heart’s multiple chambers. A recent study by Princeton researchers explored this process in lungs and offers insights into the formation of their delicately branching, tree-like...