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LSUHSC contributes to revealing targets to reduce racial disparity in prostate cancer deaths

...notes Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, DrPH, Dean of the School of Public Health at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, who is the principal investigator of th...notes Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, DrPH, Dean of the School of Public Health at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, who is the principal investigator of th...

James R. Andrews, Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, Installed as AOSSM President

...iana State University (LSU) in 1963. He completed lsu School of Medicine in 1967 and completed his ortho...a and Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fames and the lsu Alumni Hall of Distinction. In 2008, he received the lsu Cox Communication Academic Center for Student-Athl...

LSUHSC research identifies enzyme that makes survival molecule for key vision cells

... New Orleans, LA Research lead by Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, identifying an enzyme that makes neuroprotectin D1 which specifically and selectively protects retinal cells key f...

LSUHSC research finds single gene controls growth of some cancers

...A Research led by Ashok Aiyar, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, showing that a single gene can control ...ortium, and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine. "It is our hope th...

LSUHSC researchers first to document early signs for diabetes in kids as young as 7

... of Melinda Sothern, PhD, Professor and Director of Health Promotion at the lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, showing early s...rt of healthy children to confirm this finding," notes Dr. Melinda Sothern, lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans Professor of Public Health and study lea...

WaveSense Reduces Diabetes Testing Cost by 50%

... hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. "WaveSense provides the lsu Health Care Services Division outpatient pharmacies the means to provide a ...atient population," said Danny Jackson, System Director of Pharmacy for the lsu Health Care Services Division. "The no coding feature and the benefits of W...

Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

... of bars from the Louisiana State University fight song. "At this time, lsu was running for their national championship in football," Shelton said. "Ni...eople hearing either one of the two cell phone rings. And those hearing the lsu fight song ringtone took the longest time to shake off the mental distracti...

LSUHSC dental researcher funded to develop better dental materials

... New Orleans, LA Xiaoming, Xu, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Biomaterials Research at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.77 million over four years by the National Instit...

Ochsner and Australia Partner for Long-Term Solution to Physician Shortages

...o provide learning experiences for medical students from both Tulane and lsu programs and only see the new program strengthening the experience for all...n 18 Ochsner-sponsored programs, including jointly-sponsored programs with lsu and Tulane Universities . Over 400 medical students do 3rd year core and...

LSUHSC research shows fish oil protects against diseases like Parkinson's

...ector of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Boyd Professor, and Ernest C. and Yvette C. Villere Chair of Retinal Degenerative Diseases Research at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, will present new research findings showing that an omega three fatty acid in the diet protects brain cells by prev...
LSU in Medical Technology

Durezol(TM) in the Treatment of Uveitis and Ganciclovir in the Treatment of Herpetic Keratitis: Studies of Treatments for Leading Causes of Blindness to Be Presented

...phthalmologist Emeritus of Sirion Therapeutics and formerly Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at lsu Medical Center, and past president of the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), the International Society of Refractive Surgery...

Researchers Report First Successful Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury

...umatic brain injury (TBI) such as for current U.S. military veterans. Lead author, Paul G. Harch, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of the lsu School of Medicine Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship in New Orleans, and author of recently published The Oxygen Revolution (Hatherleigh Press, NY), said...
LSU in Biological News

Grant supports LSUHSC research on how like cell receptor systems determine very different functions

... New Orleans, LA Andy Catling, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been awarded a $177, 500 supplement to his RO1 grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to ...

LSUHSC shows for first time infant inhalation of ultrafine air pollution linked to adult lung disease

... New Orleans, LA Stephania Cormier, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown for the first time that early exposure to environmentally persistent free radicals (present in airborne ...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

... New Orleans, LA Haydee Bazan, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded a $710,000 grant over two years by the National Institutes of Health to advanc...

LSUHSC research helps link schizophrenia to specific DNA region

...genes for immune function are located. The LSUHSC research team was led by Nancy Buccola, APRN, PMH CNS-BC, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, who also coordinated the ten clinical sites. The work, Common variants on chromosome 6p22.1 are associated with sc...

LSUHSC's Kolls awarded $1.8 million to improve vaccine strategies for P. carinii pneumonia

... New Orleans, LA Jay K. Kolls, MD, Professor and Chairman of Genetics at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded $1.8 million over five years by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute o...

Green tea may affect prostate cancer progression

...ion of prostate cancer," said James A. Cardelli, Ph.D., professor and director of basic and translational research in the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, lsu Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. Green tea is the second most popular drink in the world, and some epidemiological studies have shown health be...

LSUHSC research describes function of key protein in cancer spread

... New Orleans, LA Research led by David Worthylake, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, may help lay the groundwork for the development of a compound to prevent the spread of cancer. The research will b...

LSUHSC public health researcher finds reason for weight gain

... New Orleans, LA Liwei Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, is the lead author of a research paper showing that weight gain and obesity are more linke...

LSUHSC student awarded top national honor for diabetes research

... New Orleans, LA Sharell Bindom, a student in the MD/PhD program at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans, will be awarded the Mead Johnson Resear..., PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Bindom's abstract is entitled, "ACE2 ...

Research yields potential target for cancer, wound healing and fibrosis

...n Berrier, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oral and Craniofacial Biology at the lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, and colleagues, pro...brosis. "Based upon these studies, the aim of my current research at the lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry focuses on those pro...
LSU in Biological Technology

Pearson Foundation Supports Incoming LSU Biology Students With 21st Century Learning Tools

LSU BIOS program joins the Digital Arts Alliance BATON ROUGE, La., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pearson Foundation today announced plans to support, for the second year in a row, Louisiana State University's ( LSU ) Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS) program with scholarships and...

Ochsner and LSUHSC Partner to Provide Better Local Access to Comprehensive Cancer Care

...- Ochsner Health System ( www.ochsner.org ) and lsu Health Sciences Center , New Orleans ( www.lsuhsc... Center and Acting Chief of Hematology/Oncology at lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans. "By combining ...physicians," said Dr. Larry Hollier, Chancellor of lsu Health Sciences Center New Orleans. "This new init...

New England Peptide Names Director of Chemical Development

...f a dozen major national and international honors and awards, including the lsu Distinguished Faculty Award; lsu College of Basic Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award; and the Lee Irvin Smit...

FDA Grants Market Clearance to Aerocrine Inc.'s NIOX MINO(R): a New Hand-Held Device to Measure Airway Inflammation in Asthma

... physician to monitor the underlying process of asthma-airway inflammation," said Peter B. Boggs, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, lsu School of Medicine, Shreveport." What is important about this is that the control of airway inflammation is the key to the successful management of as...

Chakshu Research Announces Appointment of Dr. Randall Olson as Director

... Stein Eye Institute in 1977. He went on to complete fellowships in cornea and external disease at the University of Florida in Gainesville and at the lsu Eye Center in New Orleans, where he joined the faculty in 1977 as Director of Corneal Services. Dr. Olson joined the University of Utah faculty as a...
LSU in Biological Dictionary

Ribosomal RNA

...bosomal subunit proteins displayed RNA chaperone activity. ... wind their way through ribosomal RNA , acting to cement together ... ... and lsu (large subunit) ribosomal RNA sequences. ... The European ribosomal RNA database was founded at the University of Antwerp (BELGIUM) in 1983. ....
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