July 22, 2019
Lights at the intersections where the Lafitte Greenway meets New Orleans’ busy streets are meant to make drivers stop for cyclists and pedestrians. That’s the intention, at least. New research from Tulane University, however, finds drivers are more likely to hit the gas instead of the brakes when they see those lights flashing.
July 16, 2019
Tulane University has named research scientist Tony Hu, PhD, a pioneer in developing advanced diagnostics for personalized medicine, as its second endowed presidential chair.
June 26, 2019
Jean-Pyo Lee, PhD, assistant professor of physiology in the Tulane School of Medicine was recently awarded a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the effectiveness of neural stem cells in treating stroke.
June 24, 2019
Asim Abdel-Mageed, DVM, PhD, professor of urology and Marguerite Main Zimmerman Professor of Cancer Research at the Tulane School of Medicine, was recently honored by the journal Scientific Reports for authoring one of the top 100 accessed oncology papers for the journal in 2018.
June 14, 2019
For the first time, a new vaccine provided complete protection against three types of equine encephalitic viruses in nonhuman primates, according to a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The research was a joint collaborative effort involving Tulane University, the National Institutes of Health and the US Army.
June 12, 2019
The Tulane School of Science and Engineering honored mathematics Professor Mac Hyman with its 2019 Outstanding Researcher Award.
June 10, 2019
If Americans changed their diets by swapping out just one item each day, they could greatly reduce their carbon footprint from food, according to a new Tulane University study that examined the real-world diets of thousands of people in the United States.
June 10, 2019
When disaster strikes a community, a key factor in whether it can bounce back is its reserve of resilience before it was tested by hardship. Researchers are discovering that this resilience is inextricably linked to a community’s unique history and culture.
May 21, 2019
Geetha Parthasarathy, PhD, a research scientist at Tulane National Primate Research Center, received the 2019 Laure Woods Emerging Leader Award from the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, to be a catalyst for future research, particularly in the areas of Lyme diagnostics and novel therapies. She was awarded a $100,000 grant.
May 21, 2019
Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive, prolonging their discomfort and increasing their risks of developing chronic pain.
May 15, 2019
May 10, 2019
On Feb. 16, Tulane bioinnovation PhD student Samantha Kurtz was selected as the winner of the 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition. She had three minutes to share her research on “More Than Just a Pastie,” which centers around her research on novel drug-delivery systems to treat early-stage breast cancer.