October 20, 2020
Tulane professor and author Walter Isaacson knew that the world-changing work of biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna was on par with the subjects of his previous books that include biographies of Leonado DaVinci and Steve Jobs. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences underscored this sentiment in a big way last week by awarding the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry to Doudna, the central subject of Isaacson’s new book. Doudna shared the prestigious honor with her colleague, Emmanuelle Charpentier, for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.
October 15, 2020
October 12, 2020
Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business released the second edition of the Greater New Orleans Startup Report, an annual comprehensive overview of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
October 09, 2020
Since the pandemic began, the spread of misinformation has seemingly been more contagious than COVID-19. An expert in conspiracy theories explains strategies to stop them.
October 08, 2020
Campus is looking a bit different lately for Tulane staff. With a mix of people working from home or on-site and those implementing a hybrid of both, life in the office is not quite the same, and those working on campus have had to adapt. Whether it be safely navigating around a shared office space or simply remembering to wear one’s mask, there are new adjustments to work around in this new normal.
September 22, 2020
Millions of people may be suffering from panic attacks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Tulane study that made the conclusion based on a Google Trends search.
September 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has deeply impacted all of higher education. Perhaps at no other time in our nation’s history have institutions of higher learning faced such financial challenges. Income at many universities and colleges has been substantially reduced at a moment when financial needs have also exploded. Schools must now fund greater health protections for their community, increase financial aid for struggling families and cover for decreased government support.
September 11, 2020
Nakhle Saba, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, is principal investigator on a trial to treat severe COVID-19 in hospitalized cancer patients.
September 10, 2020
Tulane’s recently launched COVID-19 Dashboard received an “A” rating from the Twitter account We Rate COVID Dashboards (@CovidDashboards).
September 08, 2020
September 01, 2020
Tulane University is planning to launch a new COVID-19 testing program to help the city’s public schools reopen for in-person learning this fall.