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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

Wynton Marsalis to Address Tulane University Graduates


New Orleans native and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters and deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014, which will be held at 9 a.m., May 17 in the...
14-Apr-2014 10:30 AM EDT

Rise in Heart Attacks After Hurricane Katrina Persisted Six Years Later


Lingering stress from major disasters can damage health years later, according to a new Tulane University study that found a three-fold spike in heart attacks continued in New Orleans six years after Hurricane Katrina.
18-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Tulane Study Finds No Link Between Years of High School Football Play and Neurocognitive Decline


As more parents consider whether it’s safe for adolescents to play football, a new Tulane University study of high school players found no link between years of play and any decline in neurocognitive function.
14-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Tulane University Launches New Program to Encourage Graduates to Spend Public Service Year in New Orleans

Tulane University, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project will launch a pilot program this summer to give recent graduates an opportunity to spend a year of public service in New...
27-Feb-2014 9:00 AM EST

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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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