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Researchers hunt for Lassa Fever cure
Twelve years ago, Robert Garry first suggested that his team at Tulane University School of Medicine could unlock the secrets of the mysterious Lassa virus. Some researchers were skeptical. “They thought it was too difficult,” Garry said. For starters, the trip from the closest airport to Tulane’...

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Oct 04, 2017 - Faith Dawson

Elk Place Health Spot is a free monthly event where the public can obtain services such as vision tests and 1-minute HIV screening along with the chance to pick up a healthy snack and learn about topics like backyard mosquito control.

Oct 03, 2017 - Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano

A graduate student in the lab of Stryder Meadows uses a pipette to load protein into a gel.

Oct 03, 2017 - Carolyn Scofield

Researchers in the Tulane National Primate Research Center want to know more about why patients with HIV are highly susceptible to contracting tuberculosis (TB). Using two new grants, totaling $8.4 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Tulane team lead by Deepak Kaushal hopes to figure out how the bacterium that causes TB invades T-cells depleted by HIV. The researchers will also study if B-cells can be a source of protection against tuberculosis for patients battling HIV.

Sep 26, 2017 - Keith Brannon

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University a five-year, $6.28 million grant to test ways to best implement new guidelines to more aggressively manage high blood pressure in adults, especially among low-income patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease.  

Sep 26, 2017 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University geologist has concluded a study on climate change, which will help develop climate models that simulate the effects of climate change and the Earth’s response to it.