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Tulane researchers studying impact of hair and skin discrimination on children
A team of Tulane University researchers has launched a study to better understand how children are affected by skin and hair-type discrimination as they develop into adulthood. Researchers from the Tulane School of Social Work and the Department of Psychology in the Tulane School of Science and...
Nov 16, 2017 - Alicia Jasmin

“Three minutes. One slide.” Those were the two rules set forth by Michael Cunningham, Tulane psychology professor and associate provost for the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Wednesday at the start of the third annual Three Minute Thesis competition on the uptown campus. As the name...

Nov 15, 2017 - Matt Roberts

Cheers filled a room in Richardson Memorial Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus Saturday as 147 middle-school girls responded to a series of questions. Did you become a mathemagician? Did you hold the tarantula? Did you touch a human brain? The School of Science and Engineering’s Center for K-12 STEM...

Nov 14, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

Tulane University’s Stryder Meadows, a cell and molecular biology professor, received a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Defense to study how arteriovenous malformations (AVM), which are defects in arteries, veins and capillaries, form Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), a genetic...

Nov 10, 2017 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University geologist is among a team of scientists studying an ancient Canadian ice sheet to determine if its collapse could be a preview of future climate change. Brent Goehring, an assistant professor in the Tulane Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, conducted the study of...

Nov 09, 2017 - Mary Cross

Expert engineers from one of the world’s most influential technology companies encouraged Tulane students to pursue careers in data science and artificial intelligence Wednesday during the Intel Artificial Intelligence (AI) Workshop held on the uptown campus of Tulane University. The event was...

Nov 07, 2017 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Since 2011, the Food and Drug Administration has approved roughly 200 novel drugs, of which approximately 25 percent are produced by cells. Tulane researchers in the laboratory of Anne Robinson (pictured), professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, grow flasks of mammalian cells in...

Nov 07, 2017 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University researcher is among of team of scientists who say that building land to restore Louisiana’s coast can also help pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Alex Kolker, a Tulane professor of earth and environmental sciences and a researcher with the Louisiana Universities Marine...

Oct 31, 2017 - Faith Dawson

The National Institutes of Health awarded an $11.3 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to the Tulane Center for Aging. The grant means an additional five years of funding for the multidisciplinary project that began in 2012.   The COBRE award further establishes the...

Oct 24, 2017 - Keith Brannon

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University $2.65 million to continue its successful program to develop more researchers studying women’s health and how disease progression and treatment differ in women. The five-year grant funds Tulane’s Building Interdisciplinary Research...

Oct 24, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to abuse alcohol, but Tulane University researcher Jeffrey Tasker is hoping a study of the brain can provide insight into the problem and catch it before it escalates. “Humans with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to...

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