Research

LSU BE, ChE Team Study Drug Resistance in ER+ Breast Cancer Cells

LSU Biological Engineering and Chemical Engineering Team Studying Drug Resistance in ER+ Breast Cancer Cells

Estrogen receptor-positive, or ER+, breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer diagnosed today. When someone has ER+ breast cancer, the cancer cells’ growth is facilitated by the estrogen receptor. In breast cancer, hormone receptors – proteins located in and around breast cells – signal cancerous cells to grow uncontrollably, resulting in a tumor.

New Study Shows Environmental and Social Factors Contribute to Higher Rates of Pneumonia in Children

New Study Shows Environmental and Social Factors Contribute to Higher Rates of Pneumonia in Children

A new study led by researchers in the LSU Superfund Research Program demonstrates that children who are exposed to a certain type of environmental air pollution are more likely to contract community acquired pneumonia and to be hospitalized for longer periods of time.

LSU CEE Professor Studies Impact of Natural Disasters On Infrastructure

LSU Professor Studies Impact of Natural Disasters On Infrastructure

For the past 15 years, LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Aly Mousaad Aly has studied wind, structural, and coastal engineering. His latest project explores ways to improve community resilience and establish smart and recoverable infrastructure and businesses along the Gulf Coast.

Coastal Roots

Raising Coastal Stewards

Hundreds of miles of marshes and barrier islands buffer the state from the Gulf of Mexico. These vast, wild wetlands protect people, homes, and businesses on the coast as well as inland.

LSU, Delaware to Develop Chemical Manufacturing Processes Using CO2 Feedstocks and Renewable Energy

LSU, Delaware to Develop Chemical Manufacturing Processes Using CO2 Feedstocks and Renewable Energy

Each day, many of the products we use, whether we know it or not, are produced from natural gas or crude oil using carbon- and energy-intensive processes. But what if we could make those same products using CO2, thereby drastically reducing or even eliminating our carbon footprint? That is the ultimate goal of a project being conducted by researchers from LSU and the University of Delaware, thanks to a four-year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or NSF EPSCOR, program.

LSU Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Develops Contact-Tracing Mobile App

LSU Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Develops Contact-Tracing Mobile App

LSU Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Lu Peng and a team of ECE undergraduate and graduate students have developed a COVID-19 contact-tracing mobile app that notifies the user if he or she has come into contact with someone who has recently tested positive for the virus.

LSU Shatters Record in Garnering Grants and Contracts

LSU Shatters Record in Garnering Grants and Contracts

LSU faculty spanning disciplines across campus garnered a record $166.1 million in research grants and contracts.

Smallmouth Rhinelander

New Research Shows Pandemic Good for Recreational Fishing Due to ‘Social Fishtancing’

A new study by fisheries science researchers at LSU shows how the pandemic is affecting recreational anglers.

LSU Creates Virtual Production Program for Real-Time Filmmaking with $1.25 Million in Support from Louisiana Economic Development

LSU Creates Virtual Production Program for Real-Time Filmmaking with $1.25 Million in Support from Louisiana Economic Development

A five-year grant of $1.25 million from the LED Entertainment Development Fund will establish the LSU Virtual Production Program, a dedicated curriculum and production environment to cultivate a new generation of students fluent in the technologies and approaches of emerging media filmmaking.

Human Studies Start for Promising COVID-19 Treatment Discovered by LSU DeepDrug Team Using Artificial Intelligence

Human Studies Start for Promising COVID-19 Treatment Discovered by LSU DeepDrug Team Using Artificial Intelligence

Skymount Medical, a drug discovery company based in Canada, and LSU announced today they have found a new combination of already FDA-approved compounds that may prevent extreme and lasting symptoms, cut hospitalizations.