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The seven metrics used by the American Heart Association to predict a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke don’t do enough to measure cardiovascular health because they fail to take into account the significance of where a person carries excess fat on their body, according to a new study...

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Sep 18, 2019 - Keith Brannon

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.

Sep 17, 2019 - Roger Dunaway

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).  

Aug 27, 2019 - Tulane Today

Patricia Scaraffia, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, will study the mechanistic regulation of ammonia metabolism in mosquitoes that transmit Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses.

Aug 27, 2019 - Keith Brannon

Do women have an extra line of defense in their immune systems that gives them an advantage over men in fighting infections? That’s one of the questions Tulane University researchers hope to answer using a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to study how sex differences shape disparate immune responses in men and women. The goal is to learn more about how immune systems evolved differently in the two sexes and to use this information to eventually create more precise treatments for men and women against various diseases.

Aug 27, 2019 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University materials physics and engineering scientist is one of only 10 scientists being honored nationally by the U.S. Department of Energy.