Tulane Magazine

 Tulane Magazine cover for Sept. 2017

Tulane Magazine

September 2017

Slipping Into the Sea
Isle de Jean Charles along the coast of Louisiana has lost 98 percent of its land since the 1950s. Its residents—members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe of Native Americans—find a way to survive as they forge a model for other coastal communities facing similar existential threats. By Danny Heitman

Loss of a Leader
President Emeritus Eamon Kelly, who died in June, leaves a legacy of thought and action matched by few in higher education. By Bill Bertrand

Lab to Life
From improved breast reconstruction for cancer survivors to bladeless biopsies and faster virus detection in cattle, Tulane doctoral students are taking their inventions from the laboratory to the marketplace. By Leslie Cardé

In the Hunt for a Lassa Fever Cure   
Tulane researchers Robert Garry and James Robinson won’t give up until they unravel the mystery of the Lassa virus, saving lives from a severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fever that infects more than 300,000 people annually and is wrecking West African communities.  By Katy Reckdahl