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History professor Andy Horowitz pens book on Hurricane Katrina.

To understand the story of Hurricane Katrina, Andy Horowitz, an assistant professor of history and the Paul and Debra Gibson Professor in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University, took a trip back in time, all the way to 1915.

It was in that year that a powerful and largely-...

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Jun 17, 2020 - Carolyn Scofield

The spores that live on everything from carpets to ceiling tiles can cause a severe reaction among the large group of asthmatics who demonstrate sensitivity to fungi.  A new Tulane University study aims to discover why this certain group of asthmatics experiences worse asthma, characterized by lower lung function and a more severe allergic reactions, when compared to asthmatics who react to other irritants.

Jun 15, 2020 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane study provides new insights on how to modify the stickiness of molecular building blocks, allowing engineers to build materials, like gels, from the bottom-up.

Jun 08, 2020 - Keith Brannon

Tulane University has received a $1 million gift from Elana Amsterdam and her husband Rob Katz to significantly expand its molecular pathology lab to increase COVID-19 testing capacity within the region.

Jun 04, 2020 - Mary Ann Travis

Geologists publish a study in Nature showing that as the African continent is slowly stretched apart by plate tectonic forces, carbon, including one the hardest forms of carbon — diamond — is released as the gas CO2. 

Jun 02, 2020 - Carolyn Scofield

Researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine identified a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow.  More importantly, they have also discovered a way to “turn it off” and inhibit cancer from occurring.  The animal study results have been so compelling that the team is now working on FDA approval to begin clinical trials and has published details in the journal Scientific Reports.