Research

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Climate Researchers Funded $5.4M to Study Extreme Weather Impacts

Earth's climate is changing, and those changes have been identified as a threat to U.S. national security. To gather the latest, most critical data to address these challenges, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has awarded climate researchers $5.4 million over five years as part of the Southern Climate Impact Planning Program, or SCIPP.

Artifact in LSU DIVA Lab

LSU Archaeologists Discover Salt Workers' Residences at Underwater Maya Site

New findings on the organization of the salt industry to supply this basic dietary commodity to inland cities during the Classic Maya civilization are reported in a recent article by LSU Maya archaeologist Heather McKillop and her team.

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Amazon Rainforest Birds' Bodies Transform Due to Climate Change

The most pristine parts of the Amazon rainforest devoid of direct human contact are being impacted by human-induced climate change, according to new research by LSU scientists.

Fungal cell wall

Understanding How Pathogenic Fungi Build Their Carbohydrate Armor

LSU Department of Chemistry Associate Professor Tuo Wang and his research team have revealed the molecular architecture of fungal cell walls and the structural responses to stresses, aiding the development of anti-fungal drugs targeting cell wall components.

Homo naledi child skull

A Child of Darkness

LSU archaeologist discovers the first partial skull of a child of an early human ancestor from about 250,000 years ago.

LSU DeepDrug

U.S. Clinical Trials Begin for COVID-19 Oral Therapeutics Discovered Using LSU-Developed Artificial Intelligence

First patient study in North America to investigate a new combination of two previously FDA-approved drugs identified as effective against COVID-19 by DeepDrug, an artificial intelligence platform developed by LSU researchers.

 LSU’s Applied Cybersecurity Lab

LSU Selected to Apply for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) program recently selected LSU as the sole university allowed to apply for the CAE-CO designation in 2021. This designation is currently held by only 24 other universities across the nation. It’s an achievement that would not have been possible were it not for LSU Computer Science and Engineering Professor Golden G. Richard III, who is also the associate director for LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) and director of LSU’s Applied Cybersecurity Lab.

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.