Health Research News Spring/Summer 2014

WP_depression_thumbFocus on Depression
From various departments and disciplines, Tulane faculty members have made significant advancements and earned recognition in the research of major depressive disorder, correlations between depression and obesity among women,  and depression’s effects on health outcomes among elderly men.

WP_ecoli_thumbResearches use E.coli to make potential malaria vaccine
A Tulane SPHTM researcher has found a way to use E.coli bacteria to cheaply manufacture a once hard-to-produce protein critical to the development of a potential transmission-blocking malaria vaccine.

thealLiving in disordered neighborhoods gets under the skin
Living in a violence-plagued neighborhood may cause such great stress that a person’s gene expression may be altered. These are the findings of Katherine Theall, Stacey Drury and an interdisciplinary team of Tulane University researchers.

WP_womenshealth_thumbTulane report shows health disparities facing women, girls in Greater N.O.
A Tulane University report highlights social factors including race, age, and gender that contribute to stark disparities in health and economic outcomes for women and girls in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

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