October 14, 2019
Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new Tulane University study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
October 01, 2019
Leading p53 researcher Hua Lu, PhD, of Tulane University School of Medicine, was chosen to edit a special edition of the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology dedicated to the history of p53 research. The issue includes articles and perspectives from some of the world’s top research scientists from Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Study, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Northwestern and other universities along with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
September 24, 2019
Faculty from across the university showcased their research and community engagement work that explores the resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities.
September 20, 2019
Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business released the results of the 2019 Greater New Orleans Startup Report, the first comprehensive overview of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
September 19, 2019
It’s a valuable opportunity when undergraduates can collaborate on research with university faculty, and programs like the Summer Materials Research at Tulane – Research Experience for Undergraduates (SMART-REU) are creating more such possibilities. The SMART-REU is a 10-week summer program that brings in undergraduate students from across the country and pairs them with Tulane faculty in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry or physics/engineering physics.
September 18, 2019
Researchers from the Tulane University School of Medicine have discovered that some cancer cells survive chemotherapy by eating their neighboring tumor cells. The study, which was published in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that this act of cannibalism provides these cancer cells with the energy they need to stay alive and initiate tumor relapse after the course of treatment is completed.
September 17, 2019
Tulane University senior James Rogers has been charting a course in the name of research since he arrived on campus in the fall of 2016. Rogers’ journey has led him from New Orleans to Bethesda, Md., and across the Atlantic Ocean to Scotland and, most recently, Switzerland, where he spent this past summer as a visiting research scholar in the Brain Tumor Center at the University Hospital Zürich (USZ).
August 27, 2019
Patricia Scaraffia, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, will study the mechanistic regulation of ammonia metabolism in mosquitoes that transmit Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses.
August 27, 2019
Do women have an extra line of defense in their immune systems that gives them an advantage over men in fighting infections? That’s one of the questions Tulane University researchers hope to answer using a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to study how sex differences shape disparate immune responses in men and women. The goal is to learn more about how immune systems evolved differently in the two sexes and to use this information to eventually create more precise treatments for men and women against various diseases.
August 27, 2019
A Tulane University materials physics and engineering scientist is one of only 10 scientists being honored nationally by the U.S. Department of Energy.
August 14, 2019
Members of Tulane Cancer Center's Flemington Lab team were awarded two grants to investigate how circular RNAs contribute to Epstein-Barr herpesvirus-associated cancers.
August 12, 2019
Nicholas Sandoval, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University, is the recipient of National Science Foundation Early Career Award.
August 07, 2019
Tulane University School of Medicine has opened the Clinical Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), a new center aimed at improving care for patients with neurological diseases.
August 05, 2019
Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, hit the Florida Panhandle in October of 2018, and researchers at Tulane University are part of a new study to see how the disaster and its aftermath impacted pregnant women. Emily Harville, associate professor of epidemiology at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is leading a team of investigators including Tulane’s Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, professor and Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy, along with researchers from Florida State University with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
August 05, 2019
A Tulane University anthropologist is among a team of researchers who have uncovered evidence of extreme and violent warfare leading to widespread destruction of a Maya civilization nearly 1,500 years ago.