SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - An assistant professor at LSU Health Shreveport has more than $1 million for a four-year study of how aging affects the brain chemical dopamine and the enzyme that regulates it. Working with rats, Michael Salvatore's team also will test whether exercise and calorie restriction could reduce... more »
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 »
Fishermen and restaurants are still struggling to rebound from last year's gulf oil spill. But is the seafood they harvest and sell really safe too eat? KATC's Maddie Garrett set out to find the answers from two of the leading experts in Louisiana's seafood industry and environmental sciences.
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South Louisiana can be added to the growing list of places to report massive bird deaths, but what does it all mean? KATC's Maddie Garrett sat down with geological scientists to find the answers.
Dr. Wylie Barrow is the expert when it comes to migratory birds in South Louisiana.... more »
HOUSTON (AP) - BP is offering some Gulf Coast scientists lucrative consulting contracts that bar them from releasing their findings on the company's massive oil spill for three years. The oil giant is gathering a team of experts to battle hundreds of lawsuits filed since the April 20 spill. Several... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists are reporting early signs that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is altering the marine food web by killing or tainting some creatures and spurring the growth of others more suited to a fouled environment. Near the spill site, researchers have documented a massive die-off... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A marine scientist says underwater oil plumes are reducing oxygen in parts of the Gulf of Mexico, but the drop-off isn't steep enough to endanger marine life just yet. Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia said Tuesday that water samples show oxygen concentrations within the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Scientists at the LSU AgCenter have produced calves from Angus bull semen that has been frozen for more than 40 years. Professor Robert Godke says some of the calves were sired by semen collected and frozen from bulls in the late 1960s. Godke says semen... more »