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Tulane researcher to study trauma intervention in mothers and children

A Tulane University researcher will study the effectiveness of an intervention to address trauma in mothers and their children as part of a four-... more

Tulane researcher wins Early Career Award for work in child development Apr 17, 2019 Barri Bronston

Sarah Gray, an assistant professor of psychology at Tulane University, is one of five recipients of a prestigious Early Career Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Gray and the other four winners were honored for distinguishing “themselves as researchers and scholars, as... more

New study analyzes how falling in love influences the immune system in women 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... more

New hope for a new generation 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.... more

Advanced cancer patients can live longer with palliative care, Tulane study says 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... more

Tulane study finds neurotic or introverted men more likely to be distressed after cancer diagnosis 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... more

Study shows parents display more conservative attitudes Sep 17, 2018 Faith Dawson

, Parents give lots of advice: “Look both ways before you cross the street,” for example, or “Don’t run with scissors.” These old sayings are more than just clichés. They can be considered examples of a certain type of individual perspective, one that portrays our world as a dangerous place — a... more

Tulane psychiatrist wins national award for research that shows how trauma seeps across generations Aug 17, 2018 Keith Brannon

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has selected Tulane child psychiatry professor Dr. Stacy Drury to receive the 2018 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement. The award recognizes the most significant paper published in the Journal of... more

Lab uses face-processing data to investigate early learning May 22, 2018 Faith Dawson

, A newly published paper co-authored by Julie Markant, assistant professor in the School of Science and Engineering, proposes a new theoretical model to examine the ways infants learn and retain information. The paper, “Attention and Perceptual Learning Interact in the Development of the Other-... more

Impulse control subject of Tulane Brain Institute study Dec 12, 2017 Barri Bronston

A Tulane University researcher is studying why males have more impulse-control issues than females, with the ultimate goal of developing more effective preventative and treatment strategies. Psychology and neuroscience professor Jill Daniel, director of the Tulane Brain Institute, received a two-... more

Three Tulane researchers honored with national STEM award Jul 26, 2017 Barri Bronston

Two Tulane scientists and a graduate student are among 40 national winners of the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award, which honors professionals from underrepresented groups who have made a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The winners –... more