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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...
Sep 12, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

East Africa may be a long way from the Crescent City, but it is top of mind for Tulane PhD student Sarah Oliva, who is studying data from volcanoes and earthquakes in that region. Her goal is a better understanding of how a 3,000-kilometer long deep valley — the East African rift system — formed....

Sep 05, 2017 - Photo by Ryan Rivet

Aide Wu, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in materials science, works with a second generation automatic continuous online monitoring of polymerization reactions instrument (ACOMP) in the Tulane University Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC). Wu works at PolyRMC...

Sep 05, 2017 - Barri Bronston

In a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers associated with the Tulane Brain Institute say they have moved a step closer to improving treatment for chronic depression. The study involves deleting a subunit of the NMDA receptor complex in a specific type of brain cell in an...

Aug 22, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

Tulane rising sophomore James Rogers made the most of his summer in a big way.  Rogers was selected for an internship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and worked in the Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  Rogers’ research focused on the total number of...

Aug 18, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

The historic total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 has taken the nation by storm with thousands, if not millions of Americans flocking to cities centered along the direct path of the eclipse, or the path of totality. Among those making the trek to these areas are Tulane alum David Katz and current student...

Aug 17, 2017 - New Wave staff

On the cusp of her senior year at Edna Karr High School, Tulane Upward Bound student N’Dea Preatto hoped her summer internship would be a chance to apply her interest in forensic biology. In the end, the depth of exposure her lab time in the Tulane School of Science and Engineering provided would...

Aug 15, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Could mockingbirds, known for mimicking the sounds of other birds, also be mirroring the effects of lead exposure in humans? Tulane University researchers have received a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation to continue their study on this and other possible results of lead exposure in wildlife...

Aug 14, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Tulane chemistry professor Scott Grayson is downright giddy about one of the classes he will be teaching when the 2017-18 academic year opens in August – archaeological sciences. “It will be the most fun course I’ve been involved with since I’ve been here at Tulane,” he said. But Grayson is also...

Aug 08, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Two Tulane University researchers are among nine scientists nationwide awarded Science Policy Fellowships through the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program. Krista L. Jankowski, a doctoral candidate in earth and environmental sciences, will spend the next...

Aug 08, 2017 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Megan Escott, a rising senior in biomedical engineering, adjusts a transducer used to measure the blood pressure in hypertension models. Her research, in the laboratory of assistant professor of biomedical engineering Carolyn Bayer, seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of preeclampsia,...

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