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.
October 22, 2019
The process of securing grants will get easier for Tulane University researchers thanks to a substantial gift from Tulane alumna and board member Elizabeth “Libby” Alexander and her husband Robert Alexander. The couple pledged $2 million to set up a fund to support faculty and the university’s research grant proposal development initiatives so that researchers can spend more time pursuing world-changing discoveries.
October 16, 2019
The Cowen Institute at Tulane University released What Do Parents Think?, a survey that chronicles community perceptions of public education in New Orleans after the first academic year of charter school unification under the Orleans Parish School Board.
October 15, 2019
Claudia Herrera, PhD, researcher at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will lead a team of researchers in developing more reliable tools for the diagnostic and genotyping for congenital Chagas disease.
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.