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Deadline Approaching for Tulane Business Model Competition

College entrepreneurs have less than two weeks to enter the 15th annual Tulane Business Model Competition for a chance to win more than $25,000 in cash and prizes for promising startup ventures.
22-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Can Your Cellphone Help You Lose Weight?


Cellphone support can help people lose significantly more weight, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
12-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Gives Tulane $15 Million

Phyllis M. Taylor, chair of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and a member of the Board of Tulane, has announced a $15 million gift to Tulane University to establish the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.
17-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Looming Medicaid Cuts Could Hurt Already Vulnerable Hospitals

Healthcare reform cuts in Medicaid payments for uncompensated care could force 225 struggling hospitals to close or drastically curtail services for the poor over the next decade, according to a new study in the November issue of Health Affairs.
3-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Can Strong Parental Bond Protect Infants Down to Their DNA?


Tulane is launching a groundbreaking study looking at critical periods early in a child’s life when exposure to stressors matters most. The goal is to track telomeres – a cellular marker for aging and stress – to discover the biological...
22-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Family Violence Leaves Genetic Imprint on Children


A new study shows that children in homes affected by violence, suicide, or the incarceration of a family member have significantly shorter telomeres—a cellular marker of aging, than those in stable households.
17-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

HIV-Positive Children More Likely to Develop Drug Resistance


Researchers following almost 450 children enrolled in the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study, one of the largest studies of HIV-positive children in the United States, found that 74 percent had developed resistance to at least one form of drug...
22-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Tulane Students to Get Inside View of Middle East Peace Issues

Tulane University has announced the establishment of the Stacy Mandel Palagye and Keith Palagye Program for Middle East Peace.
12-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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Tulane University Aerobiologist Available to Discuss Ricin Toxicity

17-Apr-2013 4:00 PM EDT

Sources for News Coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s Fifth Anniversary

Hurricane Katrina and the resulting levee breaches inflicted more than $650 million in damages and losses to Tulane, closing the university for an entire semester and dispersing 13,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff throughout the country. The...
15-Jul-2010 12:05 PM EDT

Developing New Treatments for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Brian Rowan, professor of Cancer Research for the Tulane Cancer Center, is developing a new way to target deadly triple-negative breast cancer tumors.
3-Apr-2009 1:00 PM EDT

New Surgical Options for Fighting Kidney and Prostate Cancer

Robotic partial nephrectomy is a procedure in which the surgeon utilizes a surgical robot to remove cancer tumors from the kidney while sparing healthy tissue.
3-Apr-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Does Your Shift at Work Put You at a Greater Risk for Developing Cancer?

Research studies show that late-night shift work may increase the risks of developing cancer. Tulane University expert Dr. David Blask is available to speak about the implications of shift work and cancer risk and ways people can minimize their risk...
3-Apr-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Expert Advice on Prostate Cancer Screenings

Recent studies have questioned the wisdom of getting regular tests for prostate cancer. Tulane University School of Medicine prostate cancer expert Dr. Oliver Sartor is available to talk about the latest treatments for prostate cancer and who should...
3-Apr-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Inaugural Speech Focuses on Tradition

President Barack Obama's tightly crafted speech was deliberately understated, says Tulane University rhetoric expert James Mackin.
23-Jan-2009 10:45 AM EST

Tulane University Alumna Selected to Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Lisa Jackson, President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.
9-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST

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