An international team of scientists has completed the largest whole genome study of a single class of animals to date. To map the tree of life for birds, the team sequenced, assembled and compared full genomes of 48 bird species representing all major branches of modern birds from the LSU Museum of Natural Science’s Collection… Read More
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, or GoMRI, recently announced its second round of BP-funded consortium research grants to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In this round, GoMRI has granted $140 million to 12 collaborative research projects, which support several LSU researchers’ work. One of the projects LSU sociologists are leading is the… Read More
At the LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Research Center, John Russin, vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter oversees researchers developing new processes in biofuels from Energy Cane (high-fiber sugarcane) and sweet sorghum, using existing Louisiana sugarcane factory infrastructure. Currently, these factories operate only three months out of the year, so biofuel could keep them open longer by… Read More
Three LSU faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society. Each Fellow is elected by their peers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Birds that are related, such as Darwin’s finches, but that vary in beak size and behavior specially evolved to their habitat are examples of a process called speciation. It has long been thought that dramatic changes in a landscape like the formation of the Andes Mountain range or the Amazon River is the main… Read More
BATON ROUGE –The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, or LBTC, celebrated its 26th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 6. The anniversary party, with 350 guests in attendance, included an awards ceremony for eight LBTC tenants and staff, four guest speakers and three company graduations. These three LBTC graduate companies brings the incubator graduate total to nearly… Read More
Physics professor Guang Jia is using a new approach to combat an age-old issue: industrial air pollution. With funding provided by the LSU LIFT2 Grant Program, a University initiative created to fund projects in various colleges and academic disciplines, Jia and his colleagues are designing a new industrial air purifier that uses X-ray technology.