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The Midas touch
What if a material could be made to mimic another material? That’s a challenge that Tulane physicists Gerard McCaul, a postdoctoral researcher, and Denys Bondar, assistant professor of physics and engineering physics, tackled, along with co-authors, in two papers recently published in Physical...
Feb 13, 2019 - Roger Dunaway

As Valentine’s Day arrives, there’s no doubt love is once again in the air during this annual holiday that dates as far back as the 14th century. So, what exactly does it feel like to fall in love and how does love affect us as humans? Many scientists have proven falling in love has its physical...

Jan 30, 2019 - Barri Bronston

A new Tulane University study questions the reliability of how sea-level rise in low-lying coastal areas such as southern Louisiana is measured and suggests that the current method underestimates the severity of the problem. The research is the focus of a news article published this week in the...

Jan 11, 2019 - Faith Dawson

In her cross-disciplinary Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Laboratory, Stacy Drury, MD, PhD, and her colleagues study the relationship between childhood experiences and genetic and epigenetic factors, striving to understand how this shapes a child’s long-term development and health....

Jan 08, 2019 - Barri Bronston

From the woodpecker and the parrot to the falcon and the dove, birds are among the most fascinating creatures on the planet. As Tulane biologist and birding expert Bruce Fleury says, “Birds are phenomenally interesting—and often extremely surprising—in their biology, physiology, aerodynamics and...

Jan 07, 2019 - Mary Ann Travis

They are an academic quartet, this new group of incoming deans, and they are all happy to have shown up on campus this fall within a few months of each other. They’ve never heard of it happening at any other university: four new deans at four of the nine academic schools. It’s a rather unique...

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.

Dec 04, 2018 - Barri Bronston

Much like computer models predict the paths and strengths of hurricanes, computer modeling can also be used to predict how phytoplankton move through the ocean or how artificial heart valves change the way blood flows in the heart. This is known as the fluid dynamics of swimming organisms, and it...

Nov 30, 2018 - Video by Carolyn Scofield

Transcript: From midterm elections to holiday shopping safety, national reporters reached out to our Tulane faculty for their expertise. Here’s the latest Tulane News in Review. Tulane political scientist Mirya Holman reviewed how female candidates fared in the midterm elections. She also looked at...

Nov 27, 2018 - Barri Bronston

Outpatient palliative care can improve survival duration as well as quality of life in advanced cancer patients, according to a Tulane University study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Palliative care focuses on helping patients manage their symptoms and cope with their illness...

Nov 13, 2018 - Carolyn Scofield

Men who are neurotic or introverted are more likely to be distressed after their prostate cancer diagnosis, according to a new study by researchers at Tulane University. The findings suggest those personality traits are important factors in how men responded to the bad health news. The results of...

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