BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Mark Batzer, Boyd Professor and Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor in Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science, contributed to an article in the scientific journal Nature Genetics, titled “The Common Marmoset Genome Provides Insight into Primate Biology and Evolution,” published on July 20. Batzer contributed analysis of… Read More
Twenty-one LSU faculty members share the university’s first $500,000 in LIFT technology grants across five campuses, officials announced Tuesday.
The pilot phase of the LSU LIFT2 Grant Program has concluded, and 15 grants totaling $500,000 will be awarded to support proof of concept innovations. The LIFT2 grants will support projects ranging from a number of disciplines from all five of LSU’s research campuses.
Scientists from land-grant universities in 12 central U.S. states have entered into a partnership with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force to support state and national efforts to reduce water pollution and help to maintain the productivity and vitality of American agriculture.
Robert Twilley, professor of Oceanography at Louisiana State University, and Bloomberg’s Bonnie Schneider track the progress of Hurricane Arthur as it grows into the first official storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and heads towards the North Carolina coast. They speak on “Market Makers.”
The LSU-Tulane Center for Biomedical Research Excellence-Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research was established in 2004 and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences with approximately $22 million from 2004-2015. After a national competition, the center has been funded with an additional $6 million from 2014-2019 for… Read More
The oil industry’s quest for energy from creatures that died eons ago is finding new ones that are still very much alive. The latest discovery – what may be a new species related to squids – showed up just this month on an underwater camera near a Shell Oil Co. production platform in the Gulf… Read More
A decadeslong fight over cleaning up one of the nation’s most contaminated riverbeds has posed a difficult question: how to safely remove enough toxic material from New Jersey’s Passaic River to fill two MetLife Stadiums.
LSU is the top university in the nation in granting Ph.D. degrees in chemistry to women and underrepresented minority students, according to a study published in the Journal of Chemical Education. The study cites LSU’s growth specifically in chemistry Ph.D. degrees awarded to women – 49 percent growth from 2005-09 – and African-American students – 19… Read More
Japanese sea catfish hunt at night, using an array of senses to peer through the dark water and find their prey. Now scientists have discovered an additional way that the fish find food: Detecting slight chemical changes in the water produced by the breath of a sea worm.