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 19, 2020
A Tulane researcher will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the impact of noxious weed invasion on livestock, food production and supermarket prices.
October 16, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) awarded a $2.5 million grant to Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to work with community partners determine if a value-based benefit approach using zero-cost copayments on drugs can improve medication adherence and outcomes for diabetes patients.
October 13, 2020
Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement Digital Design students were awarded an impressive combination of 29 awards on the local, district and national levels across three American Advertising Federation (AAF) competitions during the spring and summer of 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 05, 2020
Tulane researcher Kathleen Ferris will use a $1.2 million NIH grant to study the genetics and evolution of ecologically important traits in monkeyflowers, a wildflower native to western North America.
October 05, 2020
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has selected Tulane University School of Medicine pediatrician and child psychiatrist Dr. Lauren Teverbaugh as a Clinical Scholars Fellow.
September 28, 2020
Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering (SSE) has received a $2 million gift to establish and endow the Charlotte Beyer Hubbell Chair in River-Coastal Science and Engineering. Hubbell has also contributed $1 million to create the River-Coastal Science and Engineering Excellence Fund.
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 21, 2020
Tulane chemistry Professor Bruce C. Gibb has received a rare and coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) Special Creativity Award.
September 18, 2020
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September 17, 2020
Voting is the staple of democracy and has been done in person in the United States since its founding. While the controversy over the integrity of mail-in votes continues, never in our country’s history has voting in person been more fraught with potential security risks that could alter the outcome.
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.