April 12, 2017
A combination of densely populated cities and porous borders between neighboring countries helped ignite the historically deadly West African Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,200 people, according to a comprehensive genetic study of the virus published in Nature.
April 10, 2017
As the Louisiana Legislature prepares to debate ways to lure filmmakers back following a tightening up of the tax credit program in 2015, a Tulane University professor has published a book that shows why the state may not be getting its money’s worth from “Hollywood South.”
April 07, 2017
Zhiqiang Mao, the Nicholas J. Altiero Professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the School of Science and Engineering on Thursday.
April 04, 2017
A new study from the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University found that New Orleans public schools, which were highly segregated in terms of race and income prior Hurricane Katrina, remain so nearly 12 years after the storm.
April 04, 2017
Some scientists reject consciousness study outright, arguing that there is no mystery to consciousness—the brain creates the mind, end of story. To explore consciousness is to invite scientifically unprovable concepts such as higher powers, miracles and intelligent design. But philosophers say, wait a minute, there is much more to discover about how we understand and experience the world.
March 20, 2017
Economic pressure is pushing older workers to stay longer in the labor force. But here’s the rub: Employers aren’t interested in them. Patrick Button, assistant professor of economics at Tulane University, is co-author of a study showing age discrimination in the labor force, especially against older women.
March 16, 2017
Creative technologist Shawn Rickenbacker is helping Tulane University students understand the connection between human interaction and artificial intelligence.
March 16, 2017
New research at the Tulane School of Medicine is looking at an estrogen receptor that could be a site for targeted hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women.
March 14, 2017
Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana’s wetlands, there is little chance that the coast will be able to withstand the accelerating rate of sea-level rise, a new Tulane University study concludes.
March 13, 2017
People with cancer are more likely to use palliative care once they learn about its benefits, according to a study led by a Tulane University researcher recently published by the American Psychological Association. Palliative care provides relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illnesses and seeks to improve quality of life whether patients have a curable, chronic or life-threatening illness.
March 02, 2017
If companies want to convert social media fans into more active customers, they have to engage them with advertising, according to Tulane research featured in Harvard Business Review.
February 22, 2017
A new study from the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University provides evidence on how a 2012 bill, which made major changes to teacher tenure and empowered districts to dismiss ineffective teachers in Louisiana, affected teacher turnover in traditional public schools.
February 10, 2017
Tulane University has benefitted in a big way from its continued focus on community engagement, as the University received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a certificate program focused on training graduate students for community-engaged research or teaching.
February 02, 2017
Summer Materials Research at Tulane (SMART) is a 10-week multidisciplinary program incorporating the departments of chemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering and physics and engineering physics.