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New Study Results from LSU's Pennington Biomedical Are First to Show that Video Games Combined with Virtual Fitness Coach Support Can Improve Health in Children with Obesity

A new study from LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center showed for the first time that video games, in combination with fitness coaching and a step tracker, helped overweight children lose weight, lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and increase their physical activity.

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The Southern Review's Summer 2018 Issue Now Available

The Southern Review is pleased to announce the publication of its summer 2018 issue. This new issue highlights a wide range of voices and writers, including David Lehman's translation of Vladimir Mayakovsky (a key figure in Russian Futurism), Marliyn Abildskov's poignant essay about coming of age in Utah while watching the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci on TV, and S.P. Tenhoff's speculative fiction about weary explorers in a haunting wilderness filled with otherworldly insects and plants that sing.

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LSU Alumna Turns Passion Into Career

2011 LSU graduate Ashley Wilking always knew she was destined for big things, moving to the Big Apple shortly after graduating. Even while working in the corporate world, she also focused her time on helping others, too.

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LSU Chemists Characterize the Fatal Fungus Among Us

Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. A chemist has identified for the first time the cell wall structure of one of the most prevalent and deadly fungi, which could usher in a new era of antifungal drug development to help save lives.

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2018 East Baton Rouge Parish School Safety Summit

Are you a principal, school administrator, school safety officer, or superintendent? Are you responsible for school safety planning? Join us as we explore the varied aspects of safety that will enhance and promote preparedness. Allow experts to review your current plans and provide insight to create future plans and effective emergency operations.

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LSU Ph.D. Student Developing New Hurricane Computer Model

LSU Ph.D. student Felix Santiago-Collazo is working to fix a problem that affected his family and his home country of Puerto Rico: the strength and impact of a hurricane. He's developing a computer model that can predict both rainfall runoff and storm surge.

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World-renowned Wetlands Ecologist Robert Twilley to Deliver Opening Talk at National Conference

Ecological Society of America convenes in New Orleans Aug. 5.

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