research http://wwno.org en 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 LSU AgCenter ramps up statewide water research with Bossier City-based faculty http://wwno.org/post/lsu-agcenter-ramps-statewide-water-research-bossier-city-based-faculty The LSU AgCenter is hiring four new faculty members who will be statewide water experts based at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City.<p>The new positions include an irrigation engineer, a water quality scientist, a plant soil scientist and a water policy economist.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="LSU AgCenter northwest region director Patrick Colyer shows off the Red River Research Station&#039;s "scrubbing pond."" data-attribution="Credit Kate Archer Kent" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/20 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 51366 at http://wwno.org Second Annual Conference Focuses on Parkinson's http://wwno.org/post/second-annual-conference-focuses-parkinsons Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge presents physicians and researchers investigating Parkinson's on Saturday, July 27. Carol Harrison, a researcher who has Parkinson's herself, has been instrumental in coming up with the line-up for the Parkinson's Disease Conference in its first two years.<p>More information is available at <a href="http://www.pbrc.edu/events/parkinsons">www.pbrc.edu/events/parkinsons</a>.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/07/harrison_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Carol Harrison</a><p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:27:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 39527 at http://wwno.org Medical Research In Louisiana Will Be Pared Back Under Federal Budget Cuts, Says Advocacy Group http://wwno.org/post/medical-research-louisiana-will-be-pared-back-under-federal-budget-cuts-says-advocacy-group The head of a nonprofit advocacy group that promotes health research said Louisiana stands to lose millions of dollars in medical research funding due to the across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:02:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 36693 at http://wwno.org Tulane Researcher Wins $2 million Grant To Study Blood Supply http://wwno.org/post/tulane-researcher-wins-2-million-grant-study-blood-supply <p>A Tulane University researcher has received $2 million to study improvements in the nation’s blood supply. It’s one of 20 awards handed out by the National Institutes of Health Director program.</p><p>Sergey Shevkoplyas is an assistant professor at the Tulane <a href="http://tulane.edu/sse/bme/" target="_blank">Department&nbsp;of Biomedical Engineering</a>. He’ll be studying how some red blood cells degrade during storage.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 22577 at http://wwno.org 110 chimps to be removed from ULL center http://wwno.org/post/110-chimps-be-removed-ull-center <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The National Institutes of Health says it will relocate 110 of its chimpanzees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center and to stop using the animals for biomedical testing.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Advocate reports that the plan was announced Friday.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:51:21 +0000 The Associated Press 20586 at http://wwno.org ULM gets contract for insurance research http://wwno.org/post/ulm-gets-contract-insurance-research <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The University of Louisiana-Monroe College of Business has been awarded a research contract from the Louisiana Department of Insurance to study and provide support for proposed legislative insurance reforms.</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 20:18:00 +0000 The Associated Press 19774 at http://wwno.org Louisiana med center awarded $20 million research grant http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-med-center-awarded-20-million-research-grant <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials say a $20 million federal grant has been awarded to a clinical and translational science center in Louisiana to help facilitate collaborative and biomedical research.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 04:13:13 +0000 SHEILA V KUMAR | The Associated Press 19499 at http://wwno.org Tulane Researchers Want Long-Term Funding To Study BP Oil Effects On Migrating Birds http://wwno.org/post/tulane-researchers-want-long-term-funding-study-bp-oil-effects-migrating-birds <p>Researchers at Tulane University are calling for long-term studies on how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill two years ago is affecting migratory birds. Traces of BP&rsquo;s oil spilled in the Gulf is being spread far inland by the birds. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 16887 at http://wwno.org AgCenter sweet potato field day set for August 16 http://wwno.org/post/agcenter-sweet-potato-field-day-set-august-16 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The LSU AgCenter will hold a field day Aug. 16 at the Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase,&nbsp;<font color="red">La</font>.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">AgCenter research and extension faculty members will lead tours highlighting the foundation seed program as well as breeding, production and pest management research.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:24:32 +0000 The Associated Press 16341 at http://wwno.org