Research

LSU Campus Mounds

New Research Shows LSU Campus Mounds as the Oldest Known Man-made Structures in the Americas

New research reveals more information about the LSU Campus Mounds, including the discovery of thousands of years old charred mammal bone fragments and a coordinated alignment of both mounds toward one of the brightest stars in the night sky. This new information offers more insight into the oldest known man-made structures in the Americas.

LSU and Nexus Louisiana Host Startup Accelerator for Tech Entrepreneurs

LSU and Nexus Louisiana Host Startup Accelerator for Tech Entrepreneurs

Ignition 1.0 is ideal for companies ready to test the viability of their business idea.

$20 Million Federal Grant Will Boost Biomedical Science Collaborations Across Louisiana

$20 Million Federal Grant Will Boost Biomedical Science Collaborations Across Louisiana

The LA CaTS Network, which has built a statewide research infrastructure based on a collaborative partnership involving 11 major Louisiana academic, research and healthcare delivery institutions, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to receive a $20 million, five-year grant to continue its work to make Louisiana healthier by addressing health disparities and improving health outcomes in the state’s underserved population with chronic diseases.

Hany Hassan

LSU Professor Researches Autonomous Truck Platooning

So many things have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, one being transportation. During the past two years, the need for truck drivers and supplies has ramped up, leading one LSU professor to research improvements to the supply chain while making traffic safety a priority using autonomous vehicles.

Jeffery Chancellor

LSU Physics Professor Launches New AI Space Start-up

Atlantis Industries aims to accelerate off-world technology breakthroughs.

Veteran Leroy Poydras' items

Library of Congress to House Louisiana Veterans' Stories Collected by LSU Students

Members of the media are invited to a presentation on Aug. 30 by Library of Congress' Veterans History Project Director Monica Mohindra, who will speak about the partnership between LSU and the Library of Congress.

Less Water in the Mississippi Means a Smaller Dead Zone This Year

Less Water in the Mississippi Means a Smaller Dead Zone This Year

Last month, the research expedition tasked with making the annual measurements of the Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” came back with a not-unexpected but lower than usual number: this year, the zone measures approximately 3,275 square miles. In other words, it is the 8th smallest it has been since measurements began 36 years ago.

LSU Health New Orleans Discovers Major Contributor to Alzheimer’s Disease

LSU Health New Orleans Discovers Major Contributor to Alzheimer’s Disease

Research led by Drs. Yuhai Zhao and Walter J Lukiw at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center and the Departments of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Neurology and Ophthalmology, reports for the first time a pathway that begins in the gut and ends with a potent pro-inflammatory toxin in brain cells contributing to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sea Grant

Alternative Oyster Culture Anchoring System to be Tested

When many alternative oyster culture operations on Grand Isle were damaged during the 2020 hurricane season, Louisiana State University (LSU) researchers and Louisiana Sea Grant personnel thought they found a mechanism to help AOC farms defend against tropical storms.

ECE Ph.D. Student Wins Pair of Awards at IEEE Events

ECE Ph.D. Student Wins Pair of Awards at IEEE Events

Mohadese Movahednia, a research assistant and Ph.D. student in the LSU Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering, was recently awarded the3rd best paper award at the 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Texas Power and Energy Conference and 2nd best poster award at the 2022 IEEE PES (Power and Energy Society) General Meeting.