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  • LSU researchers battling for mission to Mars

    December 25, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of LSU researchers are competing against nine other universities worldwide to send its instrument to Mars. The group of students hope to land an open spot on Mars One, a mission organized by a Dutch company scheduled to take off in 2018. "If... more »
  • Report: Death rate from cancer still inching down

    January 7, 2013 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today's report shows the trend holding. Among men, cancer death rates dropped by 1.8 percent a year between 2000 and 2009. The rate declined by 1.4 percent a... more »
  • New Warning for Obese Teenagers

    April 30, 2012 8:25 AM

    A new life-threatening warning for obese teenagers. IF you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough, difficult time keeping it under control. A Major study tested several way to control diabetes and nearly half of teens failed within a few years. One in five teens suffered serious complications that... more »
  • Diet tested in BR voted #1 in News and World Report check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2012 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're thinking about going on a diet, the new U.S. News and World Report diet ratings may help you out. They've named the DASH diet the best overall diet in 2012, and Baton Rouge can take part of the credit. Before it hit the market,... more »
  • Report says LSU violated academic freedom

    August 1, 2011 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It carries no penalty, but a report from the American Association of University Professors still takes a hard swipe at Louisiana State University. The organization says LSU violated the academic freedom of coastal researcher Ivor van Heerden, according to a report issued Monday by the organization... more »
  • Local researchers react to sand berm report

    December 17, 2010 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local researchers have mixed reactions to a report by the president's oil spill commission calling the governor's sand berm project a waste of millions. The report calls the project "underwhelmingly effective, overwhelmingly expensive" because it estimates only 1,000 barrels of oil were picked up by the... more »
  • Study: feds finally got oil spill amount right

    September 23, 2010 2:01 PM

    An independent study has found that the federal government accurately estimated how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The study by two Columbia University researchers found that almost 185 million gallons of oil spilled from the BP well which blew out this summer.... more »
  • Robot Making Friends

    September 2, 2010 7:53 PM

    Researchers want feedback from people who meet Asimo the Robot in Austria so they can make it more communicative. The robot was developed by Honda and looks like a four-foot child in a spacesuit. By playing interactive games with people, the researchers are trying to understand if Asimo's gestures make... more »
  • Crabs provide evidence oil tainting Gulf food web

    August 9, 2010 5:52 AM

    Researchers are paying close attention to the blue crab after scientists discovered specks of oil on crab larvae. They say it's an ominous sign that crude has infiltrated the Gulf's vast food web - and could affect it for years. Biologist Harriet Perry of the University of Southern Mississippi says... more »
  • LSU scientists to study life under Antarctica

    November 25, 2009 11:34 AM

    LSU scientists will play a key roll in an expedition that is gearing up to drill through ice sheets in Antarctica to study what lives underneath. The scientists are part of a team using a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to drill through the West Antarctic... more »

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