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Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

October 14, 2019

Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new Tulane University study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Tulane researcher is editor of journal issue honoring 40th anniversary of key cancer discovery

October 01, 2019

Leading p53 researcher Hua Lu, PhD, of Tulane University School of Medicine, was chosen to edit a special edition of the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology dedicated to the history of p53 research. The issue includes articles and perspectives from some of the world’s top research scientists from Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Study, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Northwestern and other universities along with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Tulane hosts ‘400 Years of Inequality’ in observance of slavery’s impact

September 27, 2019

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will bring together scholars, activists and community members for a day-long event observing the 400-year anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America and exploring its lasting impact on inequalities for communities across the country.

Meghan Bush wins intern competition at NASA Glenn Research Center
Tulane student shows ‘Right Stuff’ at NASA Glenn Research Center competition

September 26, 2019

Meghan Bush wins intern competition at NASA Glenn Research Center.

Tulane geographer and author Richard Campanella to receive Louisiana Writer Award.
Tulane geographer and author wins Louisiana Writer Award

September 25, 2019

Tulane geographer and author Richard Campanella to receive Louisiana Writer Award.

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Newcomb Institute to host non-partisan workshop to encourage more women to run for office

September 23, 2019

Tulane and Loyola universities are partnering to host Elect Her, a national nonpartisan training program aimed at empowering and encouraging women to take on leadership roles on and off college campuses.

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Tulane University releases first report benchmarking New Orleans startup activity

September 20, 2019

Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business released the results of the 2019 Greater New Orleans Startup Report, the first comprehensive overview of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

A Tulane team is competing in the reality invention show "Make48"
Tulane team competes in ‘world’s fastest invention competition’

September 18, 2019

A Tulane team is competing in the APT/PBS reality show “Make48.”

Cancer cells turn to cannibalism to survive chemotherapy

September 18, 2019

Researchers from the Tulane University School of Medicine have discovered that some cancer cells survive chemotherapy by eating their neighboring tumor cells. The study, which was published in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that this act of cannibalism provides these cancer cells with the energy they need to stay alive and initiate tumor relapse after the course of treatment is completed.

Tulane senior James Rogers spent the summer of 2019 researching a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive type of tumor, in patients in Zürich, Switzerland. (Photo courtesy of James Rogers)
Tulane University student spends summer conducting brain tumor research in Switzerland

September 17, 2019

Tulane University senior James Rogers has been charting a course in the name of research since he arrived on campus in the fall of 2016. Rogers’ journey has led him from New Orleans to Bethesda, Md., and across the Atlantic Ocean to Scotland and, most recently, Switzerland, where he spent this past summer as a visiting research scholar in the Brain Tumor Center at the University Hospital Zürich (USZ).