science http://wwno.org en Fishermen And Retailers Go High-Tech For Authentic Gulf Seafood http://wwno.org/post/fishermen-and-retailers-go-high-tech-authentic-gulf-seafood <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/21/172589997/one-in-three-fish-sold-at-restaurants-and-grocery-stores-is-mislabeled">Some studies</a> have found a one in three chance that the fish on our restaurant plates or in the seafood case at the supermarket is mislabeled. A cheaper fish like tilapia may be sold as red snapper, for example.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:59:28 +0000 Janaya Williams 64731 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: It’s In Our DNA (No, Really) http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-it-s-our-dna-no-really <p></p><p class="p1">New Orleans DNA research companies&nbsp;<a href="http://renrx.com/">Renaissance RX</a>&nbsp;and<a href="http://genoviveusa.com/"><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">GenoVive</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span></a>are changing our concept of dieting and medication.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 64394 at http://wwno.org In Clinical Trials, Minorities More Likely to Feel Like Guinea Pigs http://wwno.org/post/clinical-trials-minorities-more-likely-feel-guinea-pigs Dr. Charles Wood, now a radiation oncologist at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, thought he was communicating well with all his patients while in training in Philadelphia a decade ago. But he found that twice as many non-white than white patients there believed they'd been treated in a clinical trial unknowingly.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/wood2_final.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:44:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 64361 at http://wwno.org UNO Receives Grant To Improve Device Protecting Sea Turtles http://wwno.org/post/uno-receives-grant-improve-device-protecting-sea-turtles <p></p><p>The University of New Orleans has been awarded an 18-month $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to protect sea turtles.</p><p>The project is aimed at improving a device used on shrimp boats.</p><p>That device is called an “excluder.”</p><p>It allows a captured sea turtle to escape when it’s caught up in a net.</p><p>Since 1978, all sea turtles in U.S. coastal waters have been classified as either threatened or endangered.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:35:36 +0000 Eileen Fleming 62291 at http://wwno.org The Green Minute: Got Allergies? http://wwno.org/post/green-minute-got-allergies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring is in the air and so are the allergens! Yes, it’s allergy season. While it might seem counterintuitive, most experts agree that as we spend more and more time indoors, our allergic reactions increase. And while allergens typically trigger cold-like symptoms such as sniffling and sneezing, they can also trigger asthma attacks.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Christal White 60810 at http://wwno.org Why Cocoa is Good Medicine http://wwno.org/post/why-cocoa-good-medicine Cocoa has been used as a health elixir for centuries, going back to the Incas. Dr. John Finley discusses the LSU AgCenter's study that revealed some of the compounds that make cocoa so beneficial.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/finley_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. John Finley, School of Nutrition & Food Science </a><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 60547 at http://wwno.org Colorectal Cancer Is The Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death In Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/colorectal-cancer-second-leading-cause-cancer-death-louisiana Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is one of the most curable of all the cancer diseases if caught early.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/barfield_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. Barfield</a><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:22:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 58413 at http://wwno.org LSU Health Shreveport hosts top scientists from across Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/lsu-health-shreveport-hosts-top-scientists-across-louisiana Top research scientists from across Louisiana met at LSU Health Shreveport Wednesday to work on improving collaboration across their institutions.&#160;<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="The first LA CaTS Day was held Wednesday at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center." data-attribution="Credit Kate Archer Kent" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/LA_Cats.jpg" alt="" /><p>They’re doing it with the help of LA CaTS, the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center in Baton Rouge. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 57657 at http://wwno.org Managing Menhaden: A New Plan For 'The Most Important Fish In The Sea' http://wwno.org/post/managing-menhaden-new-plan-most-important-fish-sea <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re called bunker up north, and Pogies here in the South, and are sometimes referred to as “The Most Important Fish In the Sea”. These are the Menhaden.</em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Since it’s not a fish you eat, you’ve probably never heard of it. But the annual Menhaden Advisory Committee meeting was a big deal this year due to a new Menhaden management plan.</em></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 57274 at http://wwno.org Colon Health Fair At WJMC Focused On Education And Prevention http://wwno.org/post/colon-health-fair-wjmc-focused-education-and-prevention <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A giant inflatable colon took over a conference room at </span><a href="http://www.wjmc.org/colon/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">West Jefferson Medical Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Monday, the centerpiece of the hospital’s annual Colon Health Fair — an event dedicated to providing information on the risks and causes of, and treatments for, colon cancer.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:58:23 +0000 Jason Saul 56896 at http://wwno.org