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Abe Baggili

Hacking the Metaverse

LSU Cybersecurity Professor Abe Baggili is one of the first people in the world to study immersive virtual reality safety to provide solutions to the VR software industry and protect people who use these new products.


LSU Geoscientists Analyze Fans' Earthshaking Reaction to Win

Fans inside and outside of Tiger Stadium erupted with excitement as they watched their team beat Alabama in overtime. At the same time, a seismometer on LSU's campus captured the excitement, recording two distinctive seismic wave events.

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LSU Researchers Use AI to Track Cybercrime in Louisiana And Beyond

LSU cybersecurity researchers are developing a new tool, called HookTracer, to speed up cybercrime investigations using AI.

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LSU Researchers Collaborate to Better Understand the Weak Nuclear Force

Physical Review Letters, the world’s premier physics letter journal, has published two papers by a team of LSU nuclear physics researchers to advance the knowledge on the important implications for understanding the physics of the weak nuclear force.

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LSU Research Team Leads Federal Study of Underwater Mudslides in the Gulf of Mexico to Understand Impacts on Energy Infrastructure, Shipwrecks

An interdisciplinary team of LSU researchers is coordinating the largest-ever collaborative study of the seabed where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico with $3.8 million in support from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM.

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Researchers at LSU Health Shreveport and LSU Shreveport Use AI to Better Understand and Treat Brain Tumors

Medical doctors are collaborating with computer scientists to improve care for patients with cavernous malformations, some of the most difficult-to-treat tumors in the head and spine.

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LSU Experts Weigh-in on Record Low Mississippi River Levels

In the month of October, the Mississippi River has seen record low levels from Illinois to Louisiana. In Baton Rouge, the level is revealing a more than 100 year old sunken ferry and the underbelly of the USS Kidd. LSU experts share more insight on what the low-level means for the state and nation.

Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Now Performing Monkeypox Virus Testing

Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Now Performing Monkeypox Virus Testing

Effective Oct. 4, the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, or LADDL, at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine began testing for monkeypox virus for the LSU Student Health Center. In 2021, LADDL, an accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratory, acquired CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certification for the testing of human samples for COVID-19 and now monkeypox virus.


LSU Chemical Engineering, St. Joseph’s Academy Students Study Breast Cancer in 3D Environment

Though October is recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, LSU faculty and students are working every month to help combat the potentially fatal disease that has been projected to affect nearly 340,000 Americans this year.

LSU Announces the Rankings of the 2022 LSU 100 and LSU Roaring 10

LSU Announces the Rankings of the 2022 LSU 100 and LSU Roaring 10

LSU announced the company rankings for the 100 fastest-growing LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world and the 10 highest revenue-generating businesses among them.

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LSU AI Smartphone App Helps Mentally Ill, Families, Caregivers in Seven Louisiana Parishes

Through a partnership with Capital Area Human Services District, one of Louisiana’s largest behavioral health providers, LSU leverages AI technology to catch early warning signs of serious mental illness and improve treatment.Mental health illustration

Mississippi River

The Path to Clean Water: 50 Years in the Making

The New Orleans Sewage and Water board had been monitoring water quality in the Mississippi River for decades when, in Ohio, in 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire for the 11th time.

Dr. Asha Winfield

LSU Assistant Professor Asha Winfield Earns National Faculty Award, Outstanding Dissertation for Research on Lived Experiences of Black Americans

Critical and cultural media scholar Asha Winfield has been awarded the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award and the National Communication Association's Outstanding Dissertation Award, among other honors this year, for her research on Black Health and Black representation in media.

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LSU Biologist Applies AI to Build a World Plant Life Cycle Timing Database

LSU biologist Daijiang Li is building the first worldwide database on plant phenology, or the study of the timing of plant life cycles, which will be called Phenobase.

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LSU Scientist Leads a U.S. Team in International Effort to Understand Air-Sea Gas Exchange in Labrador Sea

An LSU Scientist will be leading the US team as part of an international research expedition to the Labrador Sea that stretches between Canada and Greenland.