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Courtney Bryan
Tulane composer and pianist Courtney Bryan awarded 2023 MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant’

October 04, 2023

Tulane University composer and pianist Courtney Bryan has been named a 2023 “genius grant” recipient by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the most coveted honors in academia, the arts and sciences. 

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Walking more than five flights of stairs a day can cut risk of heart disease by 20%, study says

September 28, 2023

A new study has found that walking up more than five flights of stairs a day can reduce heart disease risk by 20%. 

John Verano
New study reveals a long history of violence in ancient hunter-gatherer societies

September 21, 2023

Violence was a consistent part of life among ancient communities of hunter-gatherers, according to a new study co-authored by a Tulane University researcher that looked for signs of trauma on 10,000-year-old skeletal remains from burial sites in northern Chile.

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Tulane University joins national consortium to educate next generation of quantum engineers

September 19, 2023

Tulane is one of seven universities receiving part of a $4.8 million grant that will be used to train a new generation of quantum engineers in advanced computing and communications technologies. 

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Targeting gut microbiome could be key to improving HIV health outcomes

September 19, 2023

Tulane University researchers have been awarded a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how changing the gut microbiome may ease chronic inflammation and associated gastrointestinal issues for people taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV.

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COVID-19 pandemic led to higher weight gain for Louisiana pregnancies

September 08, 2023

A new Tulane University study found that the extra pounds people put on during the COVID-19 pandemic also had an impact on the health of pregnant individuals and their babies in Louisiana. 

Kissing bug
New Chagas research unravels decades-long mystery of how the tropical disease progresses

September 05, 2023

Kissing bugs are one of the primary transmitters of Chagas disease via T. cruzi parasites. New research shows that being infected by multiple strains of the parasite may stop the progression of the disease. 

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

August 30, 2023

Coastal wetlands and coral reef islands will struggle to grow fast enough to keep pace with rising sea levels driven by climate change, according to a new international study published in Nature and co-authored by a Tulane University researcher. 

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How a mere 12% of Americans eat half the nation’s beef, creating significant health and environmental impacts

August 30, 2023

A new study has found that 12% of Americans are responsible for eating half of all beef consumed on a given day, a finding that may help consumer groups and government agencies craft educational messaging around the negative health and environmental impacts of beef consumption.