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Tulane researchers develop a rapid COVID-19 saliva test read by a smartphone device
December 11, 2020
Researchers from Tulane University have developed a 15-minute COVID-19 test that is read by a smartphone to address the need to expand testing capacity in community-based settings. This test uses the same CRISPR-based approach that the researchers...

Dr. Monica Vaccari is the lead author of a new study that found having a robust initial immune response to coronavirus infection might not be helpful in fighting off the virus. (Photo by Sally Asher)

Strong initial immune response could produce worst COVID outcome, Tulane study says
December 01, 2020
While having a robust immune response to coronavirus infection may sound helpful, Dr. Monica Vaccari, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane National Primate Research Center and lead author of a new study published in Nature...

Andrew MacLean

Tulane researcher uses gene editing technology in promising step toward eliminating HIV
November 30, 2020
While HIV infection is now largely manageable with the help of antiretroviral therapy (ART), the virus persists in hard-to-reach reservoirs of the body, requiring those infected to remain on ART for life. Now, research at Tulane and Temple...


Tulane researchers find that coronavirus can survive in air for hours
July 06, 2020
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can remain infective in aerosol for up to 16 hours according to a Tulane study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases. The researchers also found that the virus can survive in the air much longer than...

Dr. Xuebin Qin

Tulane researchers discover new type of kidney cells key to fighting infection
May 13, 2020
Macrophages are a type of white blood cell central to the immune system. They detect harmful pathogens – viruses, bacteria, and fungi – and engulf them, serving as helpful scavengers to keep infections at bay. They also cause or suppress...


Race for COVID-19 tests, treatments, vaccine subject of Tulane Innovation series
May 13, 2020
Tulane University will hold the second in a series of virtual Tulane Innovation webinars Monday, May 18, with a discussion of its leading role in the race for COVID-19 treatments, tests and a vaccine. Moderated by Kimberly Foster, dean of the...

Chad Roy

Early study shows coronavirus can live in the air over 16 hours
May 12, 2020
One of the key factors scientists are trying to understand about COVID-19 is exactly how most people contract the virus — is it primarily breathing in airborne particles, touching surfaces contaminated by those particles or some combination of both...


Tulane director to serve as member of NIH public-private collaboration in fight against COVID-19
April 20, 2020
Tulane National Primate Research Center Director, Dr. Jay Rappaport, will serve as a member of a newly formed National Institutes of Health (NIH) public-private collaboration to rapidly respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and prepare for...


Registration open for annual Wave of Green Day of Service
March 04, 2020
Tulane’s 2020 faculty and staff day of service, Wave of Green, will take place Thursday, April 9. The annual day of service was created as a way for faculty and staff to come together as Tulanians and make a difference in the community. Volunteers...

Primate Center lab

Tulane National Primate Research Center expands its laboratory capacity
February 26, 2020
The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) has expanded its laboratory capacity by 10,000 square feet with a $6 million renovation of its former surgical facility. The university-funded renovation will accommodate up to seven new...

Tony Hu

Tulane University names leading developer of advanced biomedical diagnostics newest Presidential Chair
July 16, 2019
Tulane University has named research scientist Tony Hu, PhD, a pioneer in developing advanced diagnostics for personalized medicine, as its second endowed presidential chair.   To fill presidential chairs, Tulane recruits exceptional,...


Tulane study shows vaccine protects against equine viruses that threaten humans
June 14, 2019
For the first time, a new vaccine provided complete protection against three types of equine encephalitic viruses in nonhuman primates, according to a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The research was a joint...

Geetha Parthasarathy

Tulane scientist awarded grant to develop novel Lyme therapy
May 21, 2019
Geetha Parthasarathy, PhD, a research scientist at Tulane National Primate Research Center, was one of two researchers awarded a $100,000 grant last weekend at the Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s seventh annual LymeAid event. Parthasarathy received the...

Outbreak exhibit

Outbreak exhibit spotlights Tulane research against epidemics
May 09, 2019
Tulane University researchers across disciplines have played an important role in fighting infectious disease epidemics around the globe. That storied history is brought to life in OutBreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, a new exhibit downtown co-...

Xiaolei Wang

Tulane University awarded $6.1 million to study HIV, tuberculosis in infants
April 30, 2019
Tuberculosis, the world’s leading infectious disease killer, is also the leading cause of death in infants with HIV. Researchers at Tulane National Primate Research Center will use a new $6.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to...