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Novel IBD therapeutic approaches reported from Washington Univ., Barcelona, LSU at APS meeting

Snowmass, Co. (September 9, 2004) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, comprised of Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, are for the most part incurable and their causes are still unknown. About 1 million Americans suffer from IBD and research around the world on new therapeutic strategies against IBD is being reported at a conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society. ......... ...Below...

LSU Vet School receives $9.9 million for infectious disease research

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has received a $9.9 million grant to fund the creation of the Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research.... ... "What makes this grant so important is that it brings national recognition to LSU and allows us to expand our research program in infectious disease as it relates to human health and comparative medicine," said Thomas Klei, associate dean...

LSU vet school professor uses gene therapy to destroy cancerous tumors

Shulin Li, associate professor in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, is developing a gene therapy treatment for cancer that could ultimately serve to "vaccinate" bodies against tumor recurrence. ... Thus far, Li's treatment has succeeded in pre-clinical trials on tumors in mice. Now he is using his method to treat larger animals, such as dogs,...

LSU researcher discovers new bird

He saw it. He heard it. But he needed proof.... ... For almost four years, LSU research associate Daniel Lane was haunted by the memory of an unusual, yellowish bird. He and an associate caught a glimpse of it while bird watching in Peru. They even recorded some of its song. Right away, they knew it was something new. Something different. ... ... Now, thanks to Lane, a specimen of...

New $9 million NSF grant to fund creation of center at LSU

A new $9 million research grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the establishment of the Center for BioModular Microsystems, or CBM2, at LSU.... The center represents a collaboration between researchers at LSU, LSU's Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, the LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Tulane Health Science Center and Xavier University in New Orleans. ......

LSUHSC research shows drug blocks enzyme that activates bacterial and viral toxins

New OrleansA paper published in the December, 2002 issue of Infection and Immunity by a research team at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans provides clear evidence that the lethal toxins of such infectious bacteria as Pseudomonas and anthrax can be blocked by a drug developed at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. The compound, called D6R (hexa-...

LSU part of national Tree of Life effort

LSU's Museum of Natural Science has received $270,000 from the National Science Foundation's Tree of Life Panel to reconstruct the basic outline of the avian tree of life using nuclear DNA sequence comparisons. ... The money is part of a $4 million grant split evenly between two groups of researchers and spread out over five years. LSU is working under the umbrella of the Field Museum of Natural...

LSU researcher studies the effect of viral infection on allergic airway diseases in horses

BATON ROUGE LSU researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine have begun a study to investigate the effect of viral infections on the immune response of neonatal foals, specifically if exposure to influenza virus reduces the risk for developing recurring airway obstruction later in life.... ... "This study is an evolution of many things we've been investigating to understand equine airway dis...

LSU Professor Emeritus wins 2001 National Wetlands Award

BATON ROUGE -- LSU Professor Emeritus James Gosselink of Rock Island, Tenn., has been named a recipient of the 2001 National Wetlands Award for exemplary contributions to the conservation and restoration of the nation's wetlands. ... He is one of eight wetlands educators, activists, scientists and conservationists selected for the award. Gosselink will receive the award in Washington, D.C., on...

LSU researchers find cause of respiratory diseases in cattle

. BATON ROUGE -- Researchers at Louisiana State University have discovered that a bovine virus not previously believed to cause respiratory-tract infections in cattle is associated with several outbreaks of shipping-fever pneumonia, the most fatal form of bovine respiratory-tract disease. . The virus has been detected among cattle in 11 different states in the southern and western United...

LSU researcher finds new petroleum method, receives patent

BATON ROUGE -- A Louisiana State University researcher has found an alternative method of producing petroleum that eliminates environmental impacts from mining and using fossil petroleum reserves. . Dr. James Catallo, environmental chemist and associate professor of environmental toxicology at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, said his approach may well provide truly "green," or environm...

LSU program for graduate education could become model for U.S.

.BATON ROUGE -- A group of LSU faculty members, led by Paul Russo of the Department of Chemistry, is developing a new multidisciplinary, craft-based approach to graduate education that could serve as a model for graduate programs around the country.. . LSU's apprentice-craftsman approach focuses on training doctoral students for the modern workplace through hands-on research, teaching and commun...

LSU veterinarians deliver cloned calves by caesarian section

. . . BATON ROUGE A team of LSU veterinarians recently delivered two cloned calves by caesarean section at the university's School of Veterinary Medicine. . Mouill, French for "wet," was born on a rainy Monday morning, January 29. Soleil, or "sun," was born the following Tuesday. . The calves were cloned by Cyagra Inc. of Manhattan, Kan., under a trial procedure Cyagra is filing as a ne...

LSU professor to speak at AAAS conference on evolution of green plants

Baton Rouge -- Louisiana State University researcher Russ Chapman is one of five scientists who will present a symposium on the origins and evolution of plant life on earth Feb. 16 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Pacific time at the national conference for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The conference will be held Feb. 16-20 in San Francisco. . The researchers will dis...

7,000 feet under the Sea: LSU scientists take geology to great depths

. BATON ROUGE -- As LSU researcher Paul Aharon slowly descended into the depths of the dark, cold water of the Gulf of Mexico, the classical music of Vivaldi reverberated in his head. He sank deeper and deeper as the music rose and fell, so consumed by the hour-and-a-half journey that by the time he reached the floor of the Gulf he had to remind himself that he was there to work. . LSU scientis...

LSU Ag Center researchers look for better ways to assess pollution in Tangipahoa River

. Researchers at the LSU Agricultural Center are looking for better ways to.assess possible sources of pollution in the Tangipahoa River.. Dr. Caye Drapcho, an assistant professor in the Ag Center's Department of.Biological and Agricultural Engineering, is leading a team of scientists trying.to help maintain the delicate balance between recreational activities and the.needs of livestock pr...

LSU Ag Center Brucellosis Specialist May Help Stem Bison Controversy

. An LSU Agricultural Center researcher has assumed an important role -- as.a disagreement between cattle producers and environmentalists is creating.national interest in the bison herd in Yellowstone National Park.. . Dr. Philip Elzer, an assistant professor in the LSU Ag Center's.Department of Veterinary Science, is one of the few U.S. researchers.specializing in brucellosis rese...

LSU Ag Center Program Focuses On Helping Animals Reproduce; Graduates Assist Humans, As Well

. The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center's reproductive.physiology research program started with one main focus -- helping farm animals.have babies efficiently and at the least cost to livestock producers.. . But along the way, this research program, which was established in 1973.under the direction of Dr. Robert Godke, has gained a worldwide reputation for.its contrib...

LSU Agricultural Center Researchers Develop Termite Detection System

. One day a typical home may include a termite detector in addition to the.customary smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. . And that day could be soon - once a new termite detection system.developed by the LSU Agricultural Center is perfected and on the market. . A product of the combined efforts of Dr. Gregg Henderson and Dr. Jian.Chen of the Ag Center's Departme...
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