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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.”

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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).  

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Scholars network to host free media training workshop for faculty Oct. 3

September 17, 2019

The Scholars Strategy Network will host a free media training workshop at Tulane for faculty at area universities on Thursday, Oct. 3. The national organization supports university-based scholars who are committed to using research to improve policy and strengthen democracy. 

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Tulane, Blue Cross Foundation launch free programs to help new parents and babies

September 12, 2019

Becoming a parent can be exciting but overwhelming, and new programs through Tulane University aim to give new moms and dads the tools they need to bond with their babies. The programs, Tulane Building Early Relationships (TBEARS) and NOLA STRONG (Strengthening Resources for Nurturing and Growth) for Moms are offered through a collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and the Department of Global Environmental Health at Tulane University. The programs are being funded through a new grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

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Tulane Cancer Center to Host Free Prostate Cancer Seminar

September 12, 2019

Dr. Oliver Sartor will provide a Prostate Cancer Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave. (corner of Tulane and S. Claiborne).  

Former NFL player Steve Herndon (left) goes through a health assessment on the InBody under the supervision of PACT athletic trainer Scott Hebert (right) during a patient health screening at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. (Photo by Parker Waters)
Advanced technology, research contribute to Tulane Professional Athlete Care Team’s championship year

September 09, 2019

The New England Patriots weren't the only team to have a championship season last year. The Tulane University Professional Athlete Care Team (PACT) had its most successful year in 2018-19, as well, completing over 600 patient screenings, including a record 139 former players at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. 

Kim Boyle donates scholarship to improve diversity at Tulane
Board of Tulane member starts new scholarship for New Orleans students

September 09, 2019

New Orleans lawyer Kim M. Boyle, far left, is creating a scholarship fund to improve diversity at Tulane.

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Tulane rises in latest US News Best Colleges rankings

September 09, 2019

Tulane University rose to No. 40 among the country’s top national universities in the latest edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, which were released Monday. The annual publication also ranks Tulane’s undergraduate business program 43rd in the nation and places Tulane No. 3 in Service Learning, No. 18 on its list of Best College for Veterans and No. 42 among the Most Innovative Schools.