80°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Content Tagged As research

Tagged News

  • 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 »
  • Researchers explore Nazi, US shipwrecks off La. coast

    July 15, 2014 10:19 PM

    VENICE- As river boat pilots board ocean-going ships to help guide them upriver, a group of explorers and researchers are working some one-hundred or more miles south, dropping camera equipment nearly a mile to the bottom of the Gulf to look at wreckage that has become a war grave for... more »
  • New diabetes studies need volunteers at Pennington Play Video

    June 11, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scientists are looking for volunteers for two new studies on diabetes at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Researchers are working to prevent diabetes by treating people with pre-diabetes and type two diabetes with a combination of FDA approved drugs. One study, D2D , is for pre-diabetes.... more »
  • Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes

    May 27, 2014 12:58 PM

    MIAMI - The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts - but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see. That may change this summer, thanks to post-Hurricane Sandy federal funding and a handful of winged drones... more »
  • EACHUS: 5 Predictions for the rest of 2014

    May 14, 2014 10:04 AM

    The winter of 2013 - 14 was notably cool for Southeastern Louisiana. Highlights included the 8th coldest January on record, 3 winter precipitation events, including freezing rain for a late-season Mardi Gras on March 4. However, invariably, summers along the Gulf Coast are hot and humid with frequent afternoon showers... more »
  • LSU researcher makes waves with storm surge database Play Video

    April 23, 2014 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some areas along the Gulf coast may be more susceptible to storm surges than others, according to research done by climatologist at LSU. Hal Needham led the charge to create SURGEDAT, a comprehensive database that compiles storm surge data from hurricanes and tropical storms dating back to... more »
  • STUDY: Shifting landscapes trigger tornado touchdowns

    April 17, 2014 9:54 AM

    Researchers from Purdue University say it is time to examine land areas that transition from rough to smooth, wet to dry and sloped to flat. They believe regions of changing landscape could be the focal point for tornado touchdowns. After examining National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center tornado data... more »
  • Fussy kids blamed on TV

    April 15, 2014 7:19 PM

    WASHINGTON- TV could play a role in making babies and toddlers more fussy according to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics. A study found fussy kids were exposed to nine minutes more of various media per day than children who were more calm. Researchers say too much... more »
  • Fight Type 1 Diabetes with Derby after Dark Play Video

    April 14, 2014 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 3 million people live with Type 1 Diabetes. Kristy Andries and Tamara Palmer stopped by 2une In Monday to tell you how you can join in the search for a cure. The 13th annual Denim & Diamonds "Derby After Dark" Gala and Auction is on Saturday,... more »
  • Study: Matching faces to IDs fails often Play Video

    March 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU researchers say people fail at matching faces to ID photographs 40 percent of the time. Dr. Megan Papesh, Assistant Professor of Psychology at LSU, said their studies show recent photos with similar lighting were the easiest to identify, with 80 percent of people getting the match... more »
  • Gov. Jindal, Pennington open new pediatric research clinic

    January 22, 2014 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal, along with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, have announced the formation of a Childhood Obesity and Diabetes Research Program. They have also opened a new pediatric research center . Governor Jindal says the new center is necessary because childhood obesity... more »
  • Pennington researchers say obesity could be genetic Play Video

    July 26, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Researchers in Louisiana say they've located a gene which could explain why some people have a harder time losing weight than others. Being overweight is something Chase Petit dealt with for most of his life. At one time the 23-year-old tipped the scale at almost 400... more »
  • Grant funds lab program at UNO

    May 12, 2013 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $315,000 grant to the University of New Orleans to help support the school's summer undergraduate research program for three years. The program is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The program is operated by UNO's department of... more »
  • PAR annual conference planned in Baton Rouge

    February 18, 2013 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The annual conference of the Public Affairs Research Council will be April 19 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. The watchdog group says a morning panel will include discussion of tax reform and other current issues. Keynote speaker for a luncheon that follows will be television... more »
  • App may help track impact of coastal losses

    January 21, 2013 8:15 AM

    HOUMA - An Internet-based app under development may help a Web app may help document the disappearing culture of south Louisiana communities are they are displaced by coastal erosion. Called "Vanishing Points," the app is being developed by Florida International University student Sandra Maina, the National Center for Atmospheric... more »
  • Will Obama's order lead to surge in gun research?

    January 17, 2013 3:46 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Researchers say that President Barack Obama's order to encourage use of federal money to study gun violence may help lead to more knowledge about how to prevent firearm injuries and deaths. About 30,000 Americans die from gun violence each year, nearly the same number as from car crashes.... more »
  • Obama calls for research on media in gun violence

    January 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    NEW YORK - The sweeping proposals from President Barack Obama today for curbing gun violence put little of the focus on movies, TV and video games. The White House pressed most forcefully for Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons like the ones used in... more »
  • Obama taking 23 actions aimed at gun violence

    January 16, 2013 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers, increase research on gun violence and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime. The executive actions are part of an overarching... more »

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days