Panic disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, with nearly 5 percent of the population suffering attacks that cause extreme disruption in their daily lives.
The cause of panic disorder is not fully understood, but it is likely attributable to altered neuronal... more
The School of Science and Engineering recently announced two professors as recipients of the Dean’s Hero Award, a new award that recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary service, especially during this challenging time.
The Spring 2020 recipient is Ricardo Cortez, the William... more
A Tulane University researcher will study the effectiveness of an intervention to address trauma in mothers and their children as part of a four-year grant that will bring the family-focused project to New Orleans area Head Start centers.
Under the $500,000 grant from the National Institute of... more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-Race... more
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
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
Studies have long shown that girls are less likely than boys to be interested in math and science, but new research by Tulane University researchers published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science suggests that matching girls with female role models could dramatically reverse... more