July 08, 2020
Many cancer-related genes in humans are named after genes in flies, where they were first identified, and the model is helping to shed light on how tumors form, how they migrate and how they behave.
July 06, 2020
Tulane scholar Andy Horowitz, who studies the history of disasters, links Hurricane Katrina to a powerful 1915 storm in his book "Katrina: A History, 1915-2015.
July 06, 2020
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can remain infective in aerosol for up to 16 hours according to a Tulane study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
June 29, 2020
A four-year grant, $792,000 grant from the American Cancer Society has been awarded to Michael Hoerger, PhD, MSCR, assistant professor of psychology, psychiatry and oncology, to help metastatic cancer patients better understand and access palliative care.
June 26, 2020
Tulane researchers investigate the theoretical possibility of transmuting one material into another with real-world applications down the road for developing superconductors, vital components of hospital MRI machines and other modern technologies.
June 22, 2020
Tulane has received a share of a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to transform research and education in advanced manufacturing and materials throughout Louisiana.
June 22, 2020
Researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine have designed a synthetic protein that early research shows can act as a decoy to intercept and neutralize the coronavirus before it cause infection.
June 17, 2020
The spores that live on everything from carpets to ceiling tiles can cause a severe reaction among the large group of asthmatics who demonstrate sensitivity to fungi. A new Tulane University study aims to discover why this certain group of asthmatics experiences worse asthma, characterized by lower lung function and a more severe allergic reactions, when compared to asthmatics who react to other irritants.
June 15, 2020
A Tulane study provides new insights on how to modify the stickiness of molecular building blocks, allowing engineers to build materials, like gels, from the bottom-up.
June 08, 2020
Tulane University has received a $1 million gift from Elana Amsterdam and her husband Rob Katz to significantly expand its molecular pathology lab to increase COVID-19 testing capacity within the region.
June 02, 2020
Researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine identified a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow. More importantly, they have also discovered a way to “turn it off” and inhibit cancer from occurring. The animal study results have been so compelling that the team is now working on FDA approval to begin clinical trials and has published details in the journal Scientific Reports.
May 13, 2020
Macrophages are a type of white blood cell central to the immune system. They detect harmful pathogens – viruses, bacteria, and fungi – and engulf them, serving as helpful scavengers to keep infections at bay. They also cause or suppress inflammation and secrete molecules that allow communication between different cell types, all which provide a healthy immune response in fighting any infection or disease.
May 08, 2020
Three Tulane University researchers are the recipients of new Fast Grants, awards designed to quickly fund COVID-19 related projects. Mairi Noverr, Monica Vaccari and Tracy Fischer received a total of $350,000 for their proposals, all of which progressed from mere proposals to fully funded projects in just 48 hours.
April 24, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded the National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice (REACH) at Tulane University a $100,000 contract to collect data from approximately 150,000 school websites across the country to see how the nation’s education system is responding to the coronavirus pandemic.