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Invention A test for mitochondrial health
Inventor Ileana Cristea, professor of molecular biology
What it does The role of mitochondria — which are known as the power plants of the cell — in human health is an active area of research. A team led by Ileana Cristea is pioneering methods to monitor and explore molecular regulators that have implications for the research and treatment of mitochondrial diseases as well as cancer, aging and viral infections.
Invention Adaptive Cognitive Prosthetic
Inventor Timothy Buschman, assistant professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute
What it does The adaptive cognitive prosthetic is a device that, when implanted in the brain, helps recover cognitive function in patients with a stroke or traumatic brain injury. The goal is to restore or replace a damaged brain region.
Invention Securing implantable medical devices against attack
Inventor Niraj Jha, professor of electrical engineering and associate director for education, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
What it does In an increasingly connected world, a new technology developed by Niraj Jha and his colleagues can provide security for pacemakers, insulin pumps and other medical devices that are at risk of being hacked.
Invention Selective fluorination of drug and PET imaging molecules
Inventor John Groves, the Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry
Invention A fast and easy method for making Janus nanoparticles
Inventor Rodney Priestley, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering
Invention Small, fast and cost-efficient flow sensors
Inventor Marcus Hultmark, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
Located three miles from Princeton University’s main campus, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is the nation’s premiere fusion energy research center. It also is a wellspring of technological innovations that have the potential to benefit society.
It started as a class project to provide electricity to survivors of the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti. Today, Princeton students Angelo Campus and Aaron Schwartz are taking the concept of “power in a box” to anyone who lives in remote areas poorly served by the electrical grid.