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An illustration of B. Burgdorferi in the bloodstream
Could long-dead bacteria be the culprit behind lingering Lyme symptoms?

January 26, 2022

Tulane University researchers have discovered that remnants of B. burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, may contribute to inflammation in both the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Swap beef for chicken in a burger
Swapping just one item can make diets substantially more planet-friendly

January 13, 2022

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat better for the planet, a new Tulane University study finds it may be easier than you think. Americans who eat beef could slash their diet’s carbon footprint as much as 48 percent by swapping just one serving per day for a more planet-friendly alternative.

Dr. Joshua Denson
Metabolic syndrome increases risk of respiratory distress, death for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

December 22, 2021

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, or other conditions associated with metabolic syndrome were at much higher risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and death, according to an international study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open

Tulane study on morning glories
Study shows common flower species holds promise for beneficial psychedelic drugs

December 21, 2021

Many species of morning glories contain elements of powerful psychedelic drugs, according to a new Tulane University study published in the journal Communications Biology.

Hannah Frank, bat expert at Tulane
Tulane researcher receives award to study the threat of diseases from bats

December 20, 2021

Hannah Frank, a bat expert in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, will share in a $1.25 million award for new research in detecting and mitigating emerging animal-borne infectious diseases.


Chenzhong Li
Tulane professor elected to National Academy of Inventors

December 16, 2021

Tulane University professor Chenzhong Li, PhD, has been named a 2021 fellow by the National Academy of Inventors, an honor that is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

Tulane Veterans Faculty and Staff Affinity Group
Tulane University forms veteran affinity group for faculty, staff members

December 13, 2021

Tulane University has long been a destination school for veterans, either as students or in professional roles as faculty or staff members. This fall, the university has taken crucial steps to further enhance its support of veterans by establishing a pair of new groups, including the Tulane Veterans Faculty and Staff Affinity Group.

Fogelman Hall gift
Gift from Avron and Wendy Fogelman will create Fogelman Hall in Tulane’s new residential village

December 13, 2021

The alumnus whose name is synonymous with Tulane men's basketball is now providing the lead gift to build the pre-eminent student residence hall in the university’s new residential village currently taking shape along McAlister Way on the uptown campus.

Navy ROTC Award
Tulane’s Naval ROTC Unit receives top excellence award from Department of Defense

December 03, 2021

Tulane University’s Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) Unit has received the distinguished Department of Defense (DoD) ROTC and Educational Institution Partnership Excellence Award for exceptional performance during the 2019-2020 academic year. The DoD singled out the Tulane NROTC Unit from the 496 colleges and universities that host ROTC units.

Tulane geologist Cynthia Ebinger
Tulane professor wins national award for contributions to geology

November 30, 2021

Geologist Cynthia Ebinger, a professor at Tulane University, has won the 2021 George P. Woollard Award from the Geological Society of America.