Nov 222019
 

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To combat the taxing of menstrual products, the national Tampon Tax Protest Tour for menstrual equity will make its New Orleans stop on Tulane University’s campus today (Nov. 22).

“Recognizing that taxes on menstrual products are discriminatory and illegal,” organizers said, “New Orleans will be part of a collective action against taxing these products, which, along with diapers, are currently taxed by the State of Louisiana.” Continue reading »

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Oct 232019
 

Maureen Lichtveld of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane University is principal investigator in a new project with the United Houma Nation. (courtesy of Tulane University)

From Tulane University
The United Houma Nation is a Louisiana state-recognized tribe trying to maintain its unique culture during dramatic climatic, environmental and socioeconomic change. A new project awarded to Tulane University researchers from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine aims to enable the United Houma Nation to determine how to support its citizens to adapt to climate-related and other short- and long-term stressors while maintaining the integrity of its community and culture.

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Sep 242019
 

The Tulane University Police Department wants to build a new station across from The Boot, a popular student bar at the corner of Zimpel and Broadway. The station, a command center for off-campus patrols, would be built on an empty lot where a fraternity house was razed. (Sharon Lurye, Uptown Mesenger)

By Sharon Lurye, Uptown Messenger

Students who like to party at The Boot on Saturday nights may have to deal with a new neighbor next year: the cops.

The Tulane University Police Department wants to build a new station across from The Boot, a popular student bar at the corner of Zimpel Street and Broadway.  The station would serve as a command center for the department’s off-campus patrols, and would be open 24/7. Continue reading »

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Sep 072019
 

Surveillance video obtained by WWL-TV shows the suspect’s car after the crash. (via wwltv.com)

Tulane University police shot a former contract employee who was resisting arrest Friday afternoon, the Tulane University Police Department reported. Continue reading »

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Jul 072019
 

Tulane University researcher Sarah Gray will conduct her study at two Head Start centers in New Orleans. (Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane University)

By Barri Bronston, Tulane University

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. Continue reading »

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May 212019
 

Senior study author James Zadina, PhD, and first author Amy Feehan, PhD, in Zadina’s research lab at Tulane University School of Medicine. (Sally Asher, courtesy of Tulane University)

By Keith Brannon, Tulane University

Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive, prolonging their discomfort and increasing their risks of developing chronic pain.

A new type of opioid developed by researchers at Tulane University and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System doesn’t have this side effect and accelerates recovery time from pain compared to morphine, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. Continue reading »

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