Fall 2013 - Summer 2014


Doctoral student named a University Innovation Fellow

November 26, 2013

Derek Dashti, a doctoral student studying bioinnovation at Tulane University, has been named a University Innovation Fellow, a prestigious national honor that will enable him to bolster entrepreneurial activity on campus.
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Fat stem cells boost breast cancer tumors—Tulane study

October 31, 2013

Tulane University researchers have found that fat stem cells obtained from obese women lead to greater cancer cell growth than fat cells from non-obese women. The findings are part of a new study that focuses on the impact of fat stem cells from different parts of the body on the growth of breast cancer tumor cells.
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Defense Department funds research on rogue bone growth

September 26, 2013

Soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with injuries to extremities suffer a high incidence—greater than 60 percent—of bone forming in soft tissue where it normally would not occur. This condition, known as heterotopic ossification, causes limitation of motion, joint pain, fever and swelling. The Department of Defense is funding a $962,059, three-year, multi-site investigation to find the potential causes of heterotopic ossification.
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