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Tulane researcher awarded grant for study on weed invasion
Noxious weed invasions represent a major threat to the productivity of rangelands, and in the U.S., invasive plants occupy over 100 million acres of rangeland estimated to cause $5 billion in annual losses. “We need to understand what factors promote invasion, so that those factors can be targeted...
Apr 04, 2016 - Allison Hjortsberg

In the mid-1800s, the United States was not on the forefront of scientific innovation — Europe dominated the field. That makes it all the more fascinating that two of the most groundbreaking scientific inventions in microscopy occurred in the United States at Tulane University, says alumnus Lary...

Mar 17, 2016 - Keith Brannon

Each year more than 230,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and approximately 180,000 undergo mastectomies. Nicholas Pashos, 28, a PhD candidate in the Tulane University interdisciplinary bioinnovation program, is working on a project that he hopes will one day transform...

Mar 02, 2016 - Barri Bronston

Michelle Sanchez and her team of volunteer judges covered just about every inch of the massive Human Performance Center at the University of New Orleans during the area’s annual science fair for young students. The UNO venue is home to the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair, but it is...

Nov 17, 2015 - Claire Davenport

Middle-school girls in the Tulane GIST (Girls in STEM) program interact at the New Life in Buried Bones workshop, asking questions and seeking knowledge about anthropology. It was one of 14 workshops offered by GIST, a program of the Tulane School of Science and Engineering, on Nov. 14 on the...

Aug 14, 2015 - Barri Bronston

Why are people startled by the sound of a car backfiring? What causes them to turn their attention away from what they are doing and toward the location of the sound? Edward Golob, an associate professor of psychology at Tulane University, is the principal investigator on a $1.4 million, five-year...

Apr 24, 2015 - Arthur Nead

It's not exactly Jaws, but Tulane University is hosting a unique guest—a small and very rare species of shark, nicknamed the “pocket shark.” Just five and a half inches long, the specimen is archived in the Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection at the Tulane Biodiversity Research Institute in Belle...

Feb 24, 2015 - Barri Bronston

Tulane University has been selected by the National Science Foundation as an NSF Innovation Corps Site, making it the focus of a three-year effort to move technology-based research into the marketplace. This effort promises to further the growth of New Orleans as a hub for careers in technology,...

Jan 22, 2015 - Barri Bronston

Brian Mitchell, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University, has been named the Council of Graduate Schools/National Science Foundation Dean-in-Residence for 2015-16. Mitchell, who served as Tulane’s associate provost for graduate studies and research from 2006 to 2014...

Jan 16, 2015 - Josh Bates

Late game dramatics resulted in a 71-70 win for Tulane University women’s basketball over the University of Central Florida on Jan. 13, but another feat also took place during the game. Senior guard Jamie Kaplan hit the 500 career assists mark, becoming just the second player ever at Tulane to...

Oct 06, 2014 - Arthur Nead

If that mockingbird won’t sing, could lead be the problem? Tulane University researcher Renata Ribeiro wants to find out by setting up bird feeders around homes throughout New Orleans as part of a yearlong project funded by the Morris Animal Foundation. Research has shown that older New Orleans...

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