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  • LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybees

    June 25, 2017 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee researchers in Baton... more »
  • LSU Health researcher gets $2.5M dental fillings grant

    May 6, 2017 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana researcher has a $2.5 million, five-year federal grant to develop better materials for dental fillings. LSU Health New Orleans says the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Health wants professor Xiaoming Xu to create stronger, longer-lasting materials that can also fight bacteria, warding off repeat... more »
  • LSU AgCenter to sell off 1 of 5 research cattle herds

    April 15, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter says it's going to sell many of the cattle in the largest of its five research herds, and eventually plans to eliminate cattle research at the Homer facility, near the Arkansas state line. AgCenter Associate Vice President Phil Elzer says the Hill Farm Research... more »
  • LSU researchers take aim at weather messages on social media

    April 4, 2017 11:18 AM

    The Geography and Anthropology Department at Louisiana State University is conducting research about the use of weather information on social media. This study will collect data from willing survey participants on a state by state basis, around the United States. By taking the time to fill-out a brief survey... more »
  • Obama set to sign bill boosting spending on cancer research

    December 13, 2016 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will sign legislation on Tuesday that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. The 21st Century Cures Act invests $1.8 billion for a cancer research "moonshot" that is strongly supported by Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Beau died of the disease.... more »
  • Congress OKs biomedical bill, eyes adjournment

    December 7, 2016 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan bill speeding government drug approvals and bolstering research on cancer and other diseases. It's part of a final burst of legislation for the 114th Congress, which leaders hope to adjourn for the year by week's end. Lawmakers are also working... more »
  • Biden to speak about ambitious push to find cancer cure

    October 16, 2016 10:39 PM

    BOSTON - Vice President Joe Biden is speaking in Boston about the White House's ambitious push to find a cure for cancer. Biden will speak Wednesday afternoon about the so-called "Cancer Moonshot" initiative at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. President Obama announced the initiative in his... more »
  • LSU touts fellowships for 2 faculty members, 2 alumnae

    October 8, 2016 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU says four of its researchers have received "early career' fellowships from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The Gulf Research Program was developed to improve understanding of Gulf of Mexico ecosystems while fostering improved safety and environmental practices in... more »
  • Tulane launches new Brain Institute

    October 8, 2016 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University has launched a new initiative to support brain-related research of neuroscience endeavors. The new Brain Institute combines expertise and research from faculty, postdocs and students at the Schools of Medicine, Science and Engineering, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Liberal Arts, and the National Primate Research... more »
  • Tickets selling fast; Get your Dream Home ticket now!

    June 8, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for chances to win the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home . Tickets are $100. The house is valued at $525,000. Tickets purchased by Friday were also entered to win a new car from any All Star lot valued at $50,000. The... more »
  • Study: Disciplinary spanking increases childhood defiance, mental health issues

    April 26, 2016 12:43 PM

    Researchers at the Universities of Texas and Michigan have found that spanking as a form of punishment only makes children more likely to be defiant and aggressive. The results of extensive analysis were published in the April edition of the Journal of Family Psychology. It was based on five... more »
  • Data: People here tweet about crime more than just about everyone else

    April 7, 2016 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisianans Tweet about crime more than any other state but Nevada, researchers at an apartment finding website reported. ABODO.com, founded in 2012 to help people find apartments to rent, went through 18 months of data. Analysts looked for crime-related words - "assaulted," "violence against women," "killing,"... more »
  • Obama creates new federal task force on cancer

    January 28, 2016 11:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is creating a new federal task force to accelerate cancer research. He's tapping Vice President Joe Biden to chair the effort. Obama signed a presidential memo Thursday establishing the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force. The memo says the goal is to double the rate... more »
  • 'Concussion' movie subject exaggerated work, researchers say

    December 17, 2015 3:25 PM

    BOSTON - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," the doctor played by Will Smith says he's found a disease nobody else has ever seen. It's a claim the real-life doctor Bennet Omalu has made himself for years. The forensic pathologist has often given a detailed description about how... more »
  • No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research

    December 3, 2015 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Organizers of an international summit say a tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to attempt in pregnancy, but they're calling for more laboratory research with the revolutionary technology. Editing the human genetic code promises to lead to long sought cures for intractable diseases. But... more »
  • Study to examine rising suicide rates in New Orleans

    November 30, 2015 5:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A coroner has teamed up with a nonprofit research organization to study suicide rates in New Orleans. Orleans Parish coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse and RAND Corp. will use the study to understand common causes of suicide and create prevention efforts. The coroner's office says it has investigated 34... more »
  • The Water Campus breaks ground on key tenant Play Video

    November 13, 2015 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State and local leaders officially broke ground on the next phase of construction for Baton Rouge's new Water Campus Friday morning. Governor Bobby Jindal was at the groundbreaking for the $20 million Water Institute of the Gulf Research and Conference Center. The building, called TWIG, will... more »
  • 'Happiness advantage' over age 39 is vanishing, study finds

    November 5, 2015 4:54 PM

    Are you happy? Very happy? If you're in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you're less likely to answer "yes" than your parents were. The findings, published online today in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, come on the heels of another recent... more »
  • Study: Death rates rising in middle-aged whites

    November 2, 2015 5:32 PM

    NEW YORK - The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades. But researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdoses and alcohol abuse are being blamed. Deaths rates for other races... more »
  • Planned Parenthood president 'proud' of fetal tissue work

    September 28, 2015 7:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood's president says she is proud of its work providing fetal tissue for researchers as she prepares to make the organization's first appearance before Congress since the release of undercover videos. Cecile Richards says just 1 percent of Planned Parenthood's nearly 700 clinics retrieve the tissue.... more »
  • 'Cone of uncertainty' reduced due to hurricane research advances

    August 26, 2015 12:10 PM

    M IAMI - 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the "cone of uncertainty" associated with storm path forecasting would be greatly reduced thanks to improved technology. The "cone", the probable area where forecasters expect the eye of a tropical cyclone to strike,... more »
  • Officials found in Ashley Madison hack, other addresses to be probed Play Video

    August 20, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After emails belonging to state workers were shown to be used for accounts on adultery website Ashley Madison, the state said Thursday, it is against policy for employees to use state-owned email addresses for this type of activity. Ashley Madison is an online dating site that... more »
  • Strep's evolution may provide clues for developing a vaccine

    August 10, 2015 4:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive. The bacterial sleuthing may offer clues for developing... more »
  • LSU outlines grievances about hospitals' management

    July 14, 2015 11:05 AM

    MONROE - In a 10-page breach notice, LSU outlines three primary claims of why it believes Biomedical Research Foundation has failed to live up to its contract responsibilities as the operator of public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. The three primary claims from LSU against the foundation include: failure to... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Jude Dream House Giveaway Play Video

    June 19, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- St. Jude is a leading children's hospital that researches various treatments for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For years the hospital has lead the way in the battle against childhood illnesses. Now you can join the fight too. By purchasing a $100 ticket to support the... more »
  • Cool Schools: Walker High Robotics Team Play Video

    April 28, 2015 10:43 AM

    WALKER- It's taken two semesters and hours of work, but the Underwater Robotics Team from Walker High School has finally competed in their first competition. Members of the team say this was a "learning year," but the six students who showed off their talents are proud of a job... more »
  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

    March 30, 2015 10:18 AM

    CHICAGO - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to new research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. The findings underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food to... more »
  • JDRF takes aim at Type 1 Diabetes with annual Derby after Dark Play Video

    March 13, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is preparing for their 14th annual Derby After Dark. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan visited Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge this morning to talk about the event. JDRF is racing for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The auto immune disease keeps... more »
  • Healthy alternatives to your unhealthy breakfast Play Video

    March 12, 2015 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It is the third month of 2015, and many people have already forgotten their New Year's Resolutions. March is National Nutrition Month, which makes it the perfect time to get back on track. Courtney Brock, the Director of Pennington Biomedical's Research Kitchen and research dietitian Renee... more »
  • LSU AgCenter working on feral hog poison Play Video

    March 10, 2015 4:16 PM

    CLINTON - The LSU AgCenter is working in the field and labs to solve the nation's feral hog problem. Researchers are working on a poison to knock down the number of hogs wreaking havoc. The AgCenter says wild hogs cause $1.5 billion of damage across the southeastern United States,... more »
  • Cool Schools: Southeast Middle searches for a breast cancer cure Play Video

    March 10, 2015 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some 8th graders at Southeast Middle School wanted to do something special for their math teacher, Michelle Perk. What started out as small project, quickly grew into something the whole school rallied behind. Southeast Middle has now raised $11,000 for breast cancer research. It all began... more »
  • Pennington Biomedical improves the diets of pre-diabetics Play Video

    March 3, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is always working on some way to improve your diet. Their latest is known as the 'STARCH Study'. The goal of the clinical trial is to determine the effect of slowly digesting starch on gut bacteria, sugar and fat... more »
  • DASH your way to a healthier lifestyle Play Video

    February 27, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you have tried diet after diet without success, the professionals at Pennington Biomedical Research Center don't want you to give up hope. The DASH diet was designed to prevent the development of high blood pressure, but also is proven to improve lipid profiles and reduce... more »
  • Pennington Biomedical launches child obesity reduction plan

    January 30, 2015 3:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center has launched a new initiative aimed at helping reduce obesity in children. The center on Thursday launched its new Childhood Obesity Treatment Toolkit, which features comprehensive information for pediatricians on evaluating childhood obesity, including approaches for treatment. The center's executive director, Dr.... more »
  • Tulane med school joins network fighting a lung disease

    January 29, 2015 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University School of Medicine has been selected to join an expanding network of medical centers caring for patients with a progressive lung disease. The university said in a Wednesday news release that it is joining the care network of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The move means... more »
  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs

    January 26, 2015 5:29 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - The nation's leading pediatricians have concluded that medical marijuana is generally not for kids, but they also support more research. The American Academy of Pediatrics' revised policy statement says that with virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm... more »
  • Report: It takes more than $55k to live securely in BR

    January 13, 2015 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city has the second-highest cost of living in the state and, according to a new study by Loyola University, it is contributing to peoples' struggle to make ends meet. A family with two adults and two children must take home at least about $63,648 each year... more »
  • Pennington targets diabetes in African American men Play Video

    January 7, 2015 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A study is now underway to determine if exercising can help lower the risk of diabetes in African American men. The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for volunteers. It's estimated that between 15-20% of African Americans have diabetes. The disease has been linked to other... more »
  • Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    November 27, 2014 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects. Reading that section of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's... more »
  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

    November 19, 2014 1:55 PM

    CHICAGO - Research shows that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward. The benefits seem to grow over time and may last for life. The news comes from 20-year follow-up of a study in Scotland that was the... more »
  • SNL Alum Darrell Hammond comes to Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 3, 2014 8:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday Night Live Legend Darrell Hammond is coming to Baton Rouge Tuesday night. It's all to benefit the Mental Health Association. Hammond is known for his impression of former President Bill Clinton and recently returned to the show as its announcer. Jenny Ridge with MHA stopped... more »
  • LSU student hopes to save horses with prosthetics Play Video

    September 26, 2014 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A horse with a prosthetic leg is blazing a trail for research at LSU that could save other horses' lives one day. LSU vet student Niki Marie Hansen wants to make the first implanted prosthetic for horses. Her test subject, "Molly", currently uses a traditional fitted... more »
  • Pennington conducting MRE ration research Play Video

    September 23, 2014 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is helping keep our soldiers well-nutritioned through research and development of MREs. The old "Made Ready to Eat" meals helped troops eat on the move, but scientists found the boots on the ground weren't getting the nutrition they... more »
  • Researchers survey rising feral hog damage in La.

    August 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The amount of damage caused by feral hogs to farmland in Louisiana is on the rise and researchers from the LSU AgCenter want to get a grip on the problem. Feral swine in the United States cause more than $1.5 billion in damages and control costs... more »
  • Study ties new gene to major breast cancer risk

    August 7, 2014 2:02 AM

    Scientists are linking a newly identified gene to breast cancer. It's long been known that faulty BRCA (BRAK'-uh) genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say another gene that's less common can do the same. The newly-discovered gene is called PALB2, and genetics expert Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel... more »
  • Ways to spend $40M college fund being considered

    August 6, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana college, economic development and labor officials trying to decide how to split a new $40 million higher education incentive fund have hit a stumbling block: which jobs forecast to use. The issue, which surfaced at a meeting Wednesday, isn't a minor one. Deciding which degree areas... more »
  • Metabolic kitchens: The science behind food labels Play Video

    August 5, 2014 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metabolic kitchens help researchers get the information on food labels as precise as possible. We got an inside look at Pennington Biomedical Research Center's metabolic kitchen today on New 2 at Noon. It's one of the biggest in the country, cooking up more than 200 meals... more »
  • NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    July 29, 2014 8:09 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. Players can use the results later as grounds... more »
  • Working out while you work Play Video

    July 22, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center are testing out the effectiveness of exercise desks. We visited Pennington this morning on 2une In to give you an inside look at the future of desk jobs. We tried out two models this morning- the treadmill desk and the... more »

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