February 21, 2020
Led by Tony Hu, the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Biotechnology Innovation at Tulane University School of Medicine, researchers at Tulane, Baylor College of Medicine and NanoPin Technologies, Inc. are now developing a rapid, reliable and highly specific test to allow rapid diagnosis of all forms of Tuberculosis (TB), the leading worldwide cause of death from infectious disease.
February 19, 2020
From working to develop one of the first nonhuman primate models for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to designing new therapeutic strategies and nanotechnology-based tests to rapidly diagnose infections, researchers at Tulane University are responding across disciplines to the emerging coronavirus epidemic.
January 29, 2020
Discrimination may cause black and Hispanic patients to wait longer for a scheduled primary care appointment according to a new Tulane University study published in Jama Network Open.
January 21, 2020
Tulane University graduate students studying with Alexander Burin, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry, were tasked with investigating and recreating the celebrated Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou numerical experiment as their final project in his Special Topics in Physical Chemistry course – an experiment that has remained unsolved since 1953.
December 18, 2019
Getting a good night’s sleep could be beneficial for long-term health. A pioneering new study led by Dr. Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, healthy sleep patterns could help offset that risk. The study is published in the European Heart Journal.
December 03, 2019
The National Institutes of Health awarded a $2.9 million grant to Tulane University neuroscientist Dr. Stacy Drury to lead a research network that will set methodological standards for studying a part of the chromosome that scientists increasingly recognize as an important biological marker of aging and age-related diseases.
December 02, 2019
Researchers have shown that a common cold virus can infect cells derived from human placentas, suggesting that it may be possible for the infection to pass from expectant mothers to their unborn children.
November 27, 2019
The American Heart Association recently honored two Tulane University physicians, cardiologist Dr. Keith Ferdinand and epidemiology professor Dr. Paul Whelton, with national awards for their outstanding contribution to the field of cardiology and cardiovascular research.
November 26, 2019
The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), a multi-donor program to reduce the human impact on tropical rainforests in Central Africa, recently awarded $7.2 million to a team of researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Drs. Jane Bertrand, Arsene Binanga, and Julie Hernandez of the Department of Health Policy and Management will spearhead the project. The team’s goal is to increase contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
November 26, 2019
The Tulane National Primate Research Center was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help researchers find a more effective vaccine against tuberculosis. The grant will fund efforts to establish a nonhuman primate colony that more closely mimics the way people are currently vaccinated against the disease.
November 19, 2019
The seven metrics used by the American Heart Association to predict a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke don’t do enough to measure cardiovascular health because they fail to take into account the significance of where a person carries excess fat on their body, according to a new study.
October 29, 2019
A new computer model could help health officials predict where the next Ebola outbreak will strike, according to a new study from a multi-university research team that included Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.