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Tulane professor to help find better treatment for respiratory disease

A Tulane University biomedical engineering professor will share in a $2.6 million grant to research better ways of managing acute respiratory... more

Tulane PhD student wins regional Three Minute Thesis Competition May 10, 2019 Jasmine Davidson

  On Feb. 16, Tulane bioinnovation PhD student Samantha Kurtz was selected as the winner of the 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition. The contest took place in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the annual meeting of the Council of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS). As its name suggests, participants have... more

Pregnancy disorder subject of new Tulane study Mar 12, 2019 Barri Bronston

An imaging technique used to detect some forms of cancer can also help detect preeclampsia in pregnancy before it becomes a life-threatening condition, a new Tulane study says. Preelcampsia is a hypertensive disorder that accounts for 14 percent of global maternal deaths annually and affects 5 to 8... more

From lab to space Dec 13, 2018 Keith Brannon

Wound-healing technology developed at Tulane by former biomedical engineering graduate students blasted off on the SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship for experiments on the International Space Station. Click the image below to learn more about their project's journey into outer space.

Lessons from Peru Oct 25, 2018 Barri Bronston

They delighted in everything Peru had to offer, from fishing on the Amazon to bird-watching in the rainforest to surfing on the Pacific. But this was anything but a vacation. For Siyang Hu, Claire Sentilles, Shreya Gunda, Rachel Russell and Ellie Pepperell, seniors in biomedical engineering at... more

Prostate cancer patients target of new $1.6M Tulane study Oct 16, 2018 Barri Bronston

A Tulane University researcher has won a $1.6 million grant to develop a tool that could lower tumor recurrence in cancer patients, especially those with prostate cancer. J. Quincy Brown, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will join forces with what he calls an interdisciplinary “dream... more

Tulane University joins regional biomedical technology accelerator hub Oct 11, 2018 Keith Brannon

Tulane University has joined a consortium of 24 academic institutions to create a new hub to accelerate the commercialization of life sciences research and biomedical innovations. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a division of the National Institutes of Health, awarded a $3.5... more

Game of cubes Jul 23, 2018 Barri Bronston

When Tulane University alumnus Luke Hooper entered his wireless game Lumen into the 2018 Edison Awards competition – which honors the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in America – he did so knowing that his chances of winning were probably nil. The game wasn’t on the... more

Tulane team picked for invention reality show ‘Make48’ Jun 07, 2018 Barri Bronston

A team from Tulane University is one of 12 collegiate teams nationwide selected to compete in the APT/PBS reality show “Make48.” The competition will be taped Aug. 10-12 at the Stanley Black and Decker Innovation Lab near Baltimore. Billed as the “world’s fastest invention competition,” “Make48” is... more

Engineering Expo showcases student inventions Apr 19, 2018 Barri Bronston

They called their project TU Wheelies, and Tulane University biomedical engineering seniors beamed when they were invited to explain their invention. “The idea is to reduce the constraints that motorized wheelchair users face when traveling over uneven surfaces,” said Dana Kaplan, who teamed up on... more

Three Tulane researchers honored with national STEM award Jul 26, 2017 Barri Bronston

Two Tulane scientists and a graduate student are among 40 national winners of the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award, which honors professionals from underrepresented groups who have made a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The winners –... more