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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...
Mar 12, 2019 - Barri Bronston

An imaging technique used to detect some forms of cancer can also help detect preeclampsia in pregnancy before it becomes a life-threatening condition, a new Tulane study says. Preelcampsia is a hypertensive disorder that accounts for 14 percent of global maternal deaths annually and affects 5 to 8...

Mar 01, 2019 - Barri Bronston

Legendary math professor Lisa Fauci is a pioneer in math modeling, an award-winning scholar and a mentor to graduate students working at the interface of math, scientific computing and basic biology.  Read Full Story »  

Mar 01, 2019 - Faith Dawson

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Monique Cola (G ’04) trained as a neuroscientist, then pivoted to an academic career — for the love of research. Now, as principal of Sci High, she encourages high schoolers to be STEM-literate and to consider STEM careers. This summer Cola joined Sci High — officially The New...

Feb 27, 2019 - Barri Bronston

The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering is launching a new master’s program designed to help graduates land careers in such fields as biotechnology, aerospace, defense, information technologies and energy. The Master of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering will kick...

Feb 22, 2019 - Roger Dunaway

Transforming its physical spaces for the next generation of students is a top priority at Tulane, and has brought about a kind of renaissance of building, renovations and expansions throughout the uptown, downtown and North Shore campuses. Two recently dedicated buildings are already servicing the...

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...

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