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Event Horizons are Tunable Factories of Quantum Entanglement

LSU physicists’ research findings open a promising avenue for confirming the quantum origin of the Hawking radiation.

2021 Rainmakers

LSU Recognizes Six Outstanding Professors as 'Rainmakers'

The LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, has selected the six LSU faculty members, who are leaders in their respective fields, to receive the Rainmaker Award this year.

Kevin McPeak and Samuel Snow

LSU Engineering Faculty Work to Develop Water Treatment for Wells

As of 2019, 43 million Americans did not have access to public water systems and relied on private wells. Indeed, a 2015 report by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showed that 11-30 percent of residents in Louisiana got their water supply from private wells. The national average was 14 percent.

LSU Experts Available to Speak about Russian Invasion of Ukraine

LSU Experts Available to Speak about Russian Invasion of Ukraine

LSU faculty experts are available for media interviews about topics surrounding the Ukraine-Russia Crisis.

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LSU Researchers Feed Worms a Natural Plant Extract; Watch Them Fatten, Live 40% Longer

A research team in the LSU Department of Biological Sciences led by Assistant Professor Adam Bohnert has published a landmark study linking greater metabolic health—achieved through a natural plant extract—with longer lifespans in roundworms.

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New COVID-19 Treatment Developed by Skymount Medical in Partnership with LSU Approved for Use in Patients in the United Kingdom

Skymount Medical, a drug discovery company using an artificial intelligence, or AI, platform developed by LSU researchers to repurpose and build new drugs, announced today that it has received approval to conduct a human clinical trial of its new oral therapeutic for COVID-19 patients in the United Kingdom.

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LSU Office of Research & Economic Development Welcomes New Associate Vice President

LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, welcomes LSU Professor Janna Oetting as its new associate vice president of humanities, social sciences and allied fields.

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LSU Health Shreveport Innovation Offers New Approach to Solving Addiction

By targeting the stress-response system in the brain, an LSU pharmacologist has discovered a way to decrease drug craving and relapse into drug use.

Racism Experienced by BIPOC Consumers, Employees to be Unpacked in Next Episode of LSU Reilly Center’s Racism Series

Racism Experienced by BIPOC Consumers, Employees to be Unpacked in Next Episode of LSU Reilly Center’s Racism Series

The next installment of LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs’ Racism: Dismantling the System series, “Is the Customer Always Right? Discrimination Experienced by BIPOC Consumers,” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m. CT. The episode will give insight on how companies handle racism that their consumers and employees experience.

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LSU Home of Most Important Private Collection of African American Poetry

The LSU Libraries Special Collections will house the over 800 items previously owned by book collector and dealer Wyatt Houston Day.

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ECE Professor Mehraeen Explores Smart Grid Improvements

Just one year ago this month, the southern U.S. suffered a hard freeze, leaving millions of people in Texas without power while also causing flooding to homes from busted pipes. As a result, 246 people died.

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Beyond Biodegradable Mardi Gras Beads

LSU biologist Naohiro Kato develops solutions to reduce plastic in the environment.