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Tulane scientists develop ‘living nerve circuit’ to fight opioid epidemic
In 2019, nearly 50,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses, bringing the total of number of deaths from the opioid crisis to half a million over the past 10 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Michael J. Moore, a professor of biomedical engineering at Tulane...
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...

Oct 17, 2017 - Photo by Ryan Rivet

Daniel Rees, a graduate student in the Bioinnovation IGERT program, loads samples into an aggregation rate generator (ARGEN) instrument in the Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC). Rees is working under the supervision of physics professor Wayne F. Reed to...

Oct 10, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

Tulane University’s Shantz Lab has received a two-year grant of $110,000 from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund to find a solution to one of the chemical industry's most demanding transformations, the direct conversion of benzene to phenol.    Phenol is used to make...

Oct 03, 2017 - Roger Dunaway

Tulane University’s Laura Schrader, a cell and molecular biology professor and Brain Institute member, received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health to study the role of a Shox2, a protein in the brain important for development and function of the thalamus. Schrader is exploring...

Oct 03, 2017 - Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano

A graduate student in the lab of Stryder Meadows uses a pipette to load protein into a gel, which can be further analyzed to determine expression levels of specific proteins within biological samples. This process helps researchers understand the effects of abnormal protein levels in various...

Sep 28, 2017 - Samah Ahmed

The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering is partnering with the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) organization to host a graduate school information session called “So you think you want to go to graduate school?” on Monday, Oct. 2. The event will feature breakout sessions and...

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