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On Aug. 21, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth causing a total solar eclipse that will last for nearly three hours over the United States.  The last time the U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.  (photo credit: iStock)
Tulane duo chases history for total solar eclipse
The historic total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 has taken the nation by storm with thousands, if not millions of Americans flocking to cities centered along the direct path of the eclipse, or the path of totality. Among those making the trek to these areas are Tulane alum David Katz and current student...

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August 15, 2017

Could mockingbirds, known for mimicking the sounds of other birds, also be mirroring the effects of lead exposure in humans? Tulane University researchers have received a grant from the Morris... more

August 09, 2017

When newly minted Tulane University School of Medicine students walk the stage to receive the symbol of their profession at the annual White Coat Ceremony, they have to say one word that captures... more

August 08, 2017

Two Tulane University researchers are among nine scientists nationwide awarded Science Policy Fellowships through the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program... more

August 08, 2017

Researchers at Tulane University and Ochsner Medical Center have identified biomarkers in the blood that could one day help doctors diagnose a recent ischemic stroke, according to a study published... more

August 07, 2017

Marcela Villareal de Panetta, a Tulane graduate and member of the Dean’s Council of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has joined the Board of Tulane, the university... more

August 02, 2017

Tulane and three other universities have received a $6.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study ways to lower the cost of drugs for illnesses such as Crohn’s, breast cancer and... more

August 01, 2017

The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering has created a first-of-its-kind academic department dedicated to research and education in river-coastal issues. “Improving our understanding... more

August 01, 2017

Negative campaign ads, a staple of modern elections, may hurt female candidates, especially Democrats, more than men, particularly when they accuse women of not following feminine stereotypes,... more

July 26, 2017

Two Tulane scientists and a graduate student are among 40 national winners of the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award, which honors professionals from underrepresented groups who have made a... more

July 24, 2017

A recent discovery by a team of researchers led by Tulane University advances fundamental knowledge that could one day lead to more energy-efficient computers, televisions, cellphones and other... more