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Five fun facts about cicadas, a ‘biological phenomenon to be relished’

Keith Clay, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, shared some fun facts about cicadas in advance of this year’s emergence.

Deputy secretary of energy touts clean energy careers at Tulane visit

David Turk, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, touts clean energy jobs during a program at Tulane.

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Tulane School of Science and Engineering announces new engineering minors for fall 2024

In the fall 2024 semester, undergraduates at Tulane will have three new options for minors in the School of Science and Engineering.

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Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute receives grant for mapping of Maya civilization

The grant will increase the ability of the Middle American Research Institute’s Geographic Information Systems Lab to use lidar technology.

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Researchers develop new method for studying ‘underwater avalanches’

On the continental slope under the ocean, turbidity currents move more sediment than any process on Earth. These “underwater avalanches” move…

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Forging an inclusive physics community at Tulane

Between the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in January and the Society for Women in Physics and Engineering Physics, the physics…

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Mangroves are ‘just awesome,’ says Tulane researcher

Daniel Friess, the Cochran Family Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University, keeps it simple when explaining why mangroves,…

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Tulane inspires future scientists at Women and Girls in Science Symposium

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) hosted its inaugural Women and Girls in Science…

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Infections from these bacteria are on the rise. New blood test cuts diagnosis time from months to hours

Tulane University researchers have designed a platform to perform blood-based diagnoses of nontuberculosis mycobacteria, simplifying and shortening a…

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Babies born with improper kidney development can face lifelong challenges. New study finds key biochemical pathway – and potential solution

A sugar-derived molecule, acetyl-CoA, may ensure proper development of nephrons, the filtering units in kidneys, in developing fetuses. Babies born…

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Tulane receives $1.6 million to develop nanoscale drug delivery

Creating holes in a cell is usually a bad thing, but researchers at Tulane are studying how they might create controlled nanopores to deliver…

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Study: This protein may be the ‘glue’ that helps COVID virus stick

A new study found that a protein most commonly found in blood vessels and the brain may enhance COVID-19's ability to bind with cells.

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Researchers discover brain pathway that regulates fear responses

In a new study published in Nature, researchers at Tulane describe a novel pathway in the brain that sheds light on the way the brain switches from a…

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Tulane opens Paul Hall, a transformative home for science and engineering

The spring semester begins with opening of Steven and Jann Paul Hall for Science and Engineering, a state-of-the-art building for discovery and…

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RSV shown to infect nerve cells, cause inflammation and damage

A new study from Tulane University has found that respiratory syncytial virus, a common respiratory infection in children and those 60 and older, can…

Two Tulane research pioneers named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Tulane University researchers Tony Hu, PhD, and David Coy, PhD, have been named Fellows by the National Academy of Inventors, a prestigious…

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Tulane scientists invent single, rapid test for both HIV and TB

Researchers at Tulane have developed a new and rapid test that can detect both HIV and tuberculosis at the same time with just a small amount of…

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How does alcohol’s anxiety reduction differ across sexes?

A new study out of Tulane University and LSU Health Sciences Center found that the mechanism that causes alcohol to decrease anxiety when consumed at…

Tulane and LSU awarded $22 million for plan to save Lower Mississippi River Delta

Tulane University and Louisiana State University have been awarded $22 million by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to…

After 50 years of pioneering research in rural Louisiana, study pivots from heart to brain

The landmark Bogalusa Heart Study reshaped the view of heart disease, revealing its childhood origins and racial health disparities. Tulane is…

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Neuroscience junior is called to serve others

Isabel Arrarás López, a junior majoring in neuroscience, has worked to help study and promote health equity events, is part of Tulane’s Food Recovery…

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Targeting gut microbiome could be key to improving HIV health outcomes

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President Fitts hails unprecedented success and achievements

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World’s coastal wetlands and coral reef islands face urgent sea level threat, new study shows

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AI analysis finds younger AFib patients benefit from MRI-guided ablation treatments

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One beer a day is enough to increase blood pressure, new study finds

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Biomedical engineering students team up to design and make child-size wheelchairs

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Could lead contamination mean fewer mockingbirds?

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Tulane center teams up with community groups to address benefits and dangers of AI