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2009-02-04 20:49:45

LSU and Ohio State collected highly ranked recruiting classes Wednesday on the climactic day of college football recruiting. Although hundreds of high school football players across the country had previously given oral commitments to various colleges, Wednesday was the first day they could sign binding scholarship agreements with a school. In the always inexact science of grading how those schools fared, one ranking service declared Ohio State to be the winner of this year's recruiting...

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2009-02-04 12:59:50

Results to be published in April issue of Environmental Engineering Science A recent study by LSU engineers suggests that Katrina-flooded homes may contain harmful levels of contaminants, particularly aerosols and gases, which could expose first-responders, residents and any others entering such homes to serious and lasting health risks. The results could also be applied to similar flooding events that might occur in the future. Nicholas Ashley, Louis Thibodeaux and Kalliat Valsaraj, all from...

2009-01-24 22:21:35

Derrick Brown had 22 points and nine rebounds and B.J. Raymond 21 points Saturday to lead 13th-ranked Xavier to an 80-70 win LSU. The Musketeers (17-2) also had 12 points by Kenny Frease while extending their winning streak to eight games. Marcus Thornton led Louisiana State (15-4) with 30 points and had the Tigers ahead 37-36 at halftime. Xavier's final 10 points all came on free-throws. The Tigers suffered their first loss in 15 home games this season.

2008-12-08 08:29:42

It's now easier to know who should be tested for a common nerve disorder, when they should be tested, and how. Two new studies from Louisiana State University recommend new testing guidelines for neuropathy -- a degenerative nerve disorder. Researchers say a combination of certain screening blood tests and other specialized testing brings definitive information for certain forms of the disorder, while nerve biopsies may not be as useful in certain cases. "There are many people with a...

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2008-11-27 10:25:00

Fishery experts have known for years that shrimp trawling operations in the Gulf of Mexico are contributing to sharp declines in the ranks of Red Snapper, one of the most delicious and popular marine fish on the seafood menu. While it's clear that thousands of young snapper are killed and wasted after being inadvertently "by-caught" in shrimp nets, new research from Texas Christian and Louisiana State universities finds shrimp trawling also may be raising the level of toxic mercury in...

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2008-11-17 10:10:00

Scientists have long known that life can exist in some very extreme environments. But Earth continues to surprise us. At a European Science Foundation and COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) 'Frontiers of Science' meeting in Sicily in October, scientists described apparently productive ecosystems in two places where life was not known before, under the Antarctic ice sheet, and above concentrated salt lakes beneath the Mediterranean. In both cases,...

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2008-10-15 08:50:00

Three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, people still speculate over causes of the destruction of the city's floodwall system. A new article in the fall issue of American Entomologist (Vol. 54, No. 3) suggests that Formosan subterranean termites played a large role. Author Gregg Henderson, a professor at the Louisiana State University AgCenter, discovered Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) in the floodwall seams in August, 2000 "“ five...

2008-10-14 00:00:19

Sally Ride Science Festival brings science to life and inspires upper elementary and middle school girls to think about the vast range of careers in science Sally Ride Science Media Contact: Meredith Manning, 800-561-5161 mmanning@sallyridescience.com On Nov. 16, local girls will be inspired to dig into hands-on science at the Sally Ride Science Festival at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. The festival, which is open to the public, runs from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and...

2008-10-13 12:00:42

IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of wireless handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today announced that the Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division (LSUHCSD) has selected IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration(TM), Vital Signs Collection(TM) and Mother-Baby Breast Milk Matching(TM) modules as part of an enhanced patient safety initiative. LSUHCSD is a division of the Louisiana State University Health System, Baton Rouge, LA and...

2008-10-13 09:00:14

On Nov. 16, local girls will be inspired to dig into hands-on science at the Sally Ride Science Festival at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. The festival, which is open to the public, runs from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and is presented by ExxonMobil and Sally Ride Science. The Sally Ride Science Festival, hosted by the Gordon A. Cain Center for Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematical Literacy at Louisiana State University, in partnership with Colleges of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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