April 8, 2014 9:00 AM
Rebecca Vidrine's son James was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called renal rabdoid tumor when he was 19-months-old. The doctors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital told Rebecca and her husband he may only have six months to live. They began a chemotherapy protocol that actually worked. After... more »
September 25, 2012 8:11 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU and Baton Rouge Community College are teaming up with the help of a federal grant to make sure more students earn degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. LSU says the five-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund the... more »
September 19, 2012 8:55 PM
A new study released Wednesday by "Consumer Reports" found high levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. "Consumer Reports" suggests that the FDA should regulate how much rice a person should consume. But is this cause for alarm? Experts at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station said no.
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February 11, 2012 1:39 PM
A partnership of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Drexel University in Philadelphia is in the planning stages for a research facility that will be known as the Center on Visual and Decision Informatics. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/yGvdYL ) the center will provide research for business and state agencies. The... more »
January 24, 2012 6:52 PM
Louisiana rice farmers voted overwhelmingly to keep a referendum that funds research and promotion, totaling in the millions of dollars. For every 100 lbs of rice sold, farmers pay five cents for research and three cents for promoting the state's rice industry. The vote comes every five years, and this... more »
December 15, 2011 3:31 PM
Chimpanzees should hardly ever be used for medical research, a prestigious scientific group told the government Thursday - advice that means days in the laboratory may be numbered for humans' closest relatives.
The University of Louisiana - Lafayette held a press conference with comments from Dr. Thomas J. Rowell,... more »
September 25, 2011 2:17 PM
Every year nearly 5,700 patients visit Saint Jude Children's Research Center for treatment. Even if families can't pay, no child is ever denied treatment, treatment that can often get very expensive which is where the public comes in. KATC'S Chris Welty found out that this month there is a way... more »
September 6, 2011 7:56 AM
RUSTON, La. (AP) - Researchers from Louisiana Tech University will be floating high above the Gulf of Mexico this month to conduct zero-gravity testing of an experimental DNA analysis instrument developed at Tech that could benefit future NASA astronauts. Niel Crews, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Collin Tranter, a... more »
April 24, 2011 1:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin.... more »
November 2, 2010 11:17 AM
Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced today that Dr. Rick Blackburn, departmental Director of Grants, Research and Special Projects is retiring at the end of the month. Blackburn has been with the department for four and one half years. Sheriff Guidroz stated, "When I first took office in 2006, Blackburn was... more »
September 29, 2010 12:22 PM
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WASHINGTON (AP) - An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government... more »
September 27, 2010 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has told an appeals court that a judge's order halting federal funding of stem cell research would result in destruction of valuable biological materials and set back taxpayer-funded work. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Washington is considering whether to throw... more »
September 13, 2010 3:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Arlen Specter is seeking to legalize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and supersede conflicting court decisions that he says are slowing critical work to find cures for crippling diseases. The Pennsylvania Democrat says his legislation would codify an executive order issued by President Barack... more »
September 9, 2010 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court is permitting federal funding of stem cell research to proceed temporarily until the court rules on the merits of the Obama administration's position in the case. The government is asking the appeals court in Washington to strike down a preliminary order by U.S.... more »
July 9, 2010 11:10 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University will receive approximately $11.2 million to establish an International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research for West and Central Africa. The funding comes from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The university said in... more »
July 5, 2010 2:02 PM
Two UL professors are being sent by the National Science Foundation to the Gulf of Mexico to study the oil spill's impact.
Biology professors Suzanne Fredericq and Darryl Felder got an almost 200,000 dollar grant to study these life forms in the Gulf.
Fredericq focuses on plants, and... more »
May 7, 2010 10:13 AM
COCODRIE, La. (AP) - A federally sponsored mission to search for deep sea corals turns to collecting data from the sea floor and water near the wild well in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that for years, scientists have been studying the sea floor... more »
March 24, 2010 5:01 PM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of the top 100 public research universities in the nation, a new report by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government shows.
The institute conducts analyses of how state and local governments implement major policy directions. It is the public policy... more »
October 21, 2009 11:44 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - More complaints of animal neglect have been made against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center. For the second time this year, an animal rights group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant... more »
October 7, 2009 9:49 AM
PARIS (AP) - Now that's one big foot. Paleontologists in eastern France have reported the discovery of some of the largest dinosaur footprints ever documented, measuring about 1.4 meters to 1.5 meters (4.6 feet to 4.9 feet) in diameter. The site of the find, high in the Jura mountains, was... more »