The rise in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is becoming a national health crisis, identifying and treating its underlying causes is a critical health challenge. A team of scientists and clinicians at LSUHS had their groundbreaking findings published in the prestigious “Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association”.
Los Angeles Times - Scientists have found that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is capable of infecting two types of brain cells — neurons and astrocytes. Scientists have been trying to understand why and how it causes these issues in the brain, said study leader Diana Cruz-Topete, a molecular endocrinologist at LSU Health Shreveport.
Many research advancements have occurred at LSU Health Shreveport during the past year that set us on a strong trajectory for future growth. Read our latest edition of INSIDE Research to learn more about how LSU Health Shreveport is leading the way in research in Louisiana and around the country.
LSU Health Shreveport leadership, faculty, staff, students and community supporters gathered to honor researchers, scientists and community members at the third annual Research Celebration held on Thursday, April 29.
Associate Professor, Dr. Changwon Park is a new addition to the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. The major effort of his lab is to decipher the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms as to the successful generation of the cardiovascular constituents, namely endothelial, endocardium, cardiomyocytes, and hematopoietic cells that share the multipotent cardiovascular progenitors, FLK1 (also known as VEGFR2) expressing cells.
LSUHS Scientists and Researchers Develop Tidal Volume Monitor. The new device works to breathe life into emergency situations.
Ruhul Abid, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Global Health Initiative faculty member was nominated for a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Abid is one of 318 candidates in the world to receive a nomination for his nonprofit organization Health and Education for All (HAEFA).
Dr. Mabruka Alfaidi, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Wayne Orr’s laboratory, won the annual British Atherosclerosis Society Young Investigator Award for 2020.
Stephen Witt, PhD, was invited for a 2nd 5-year term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. He was also invited to be on the Editorial Board of Aging, Metabolism and Redox Biology as Review Editor for Frontiers in Aging.
Amber N. Edinoff, MD, third year Psychiatry Resident, was awarded the Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Medical Education Resident Research Award for her outstanding research contributions. She has worked on over 40 papers within the last year, topics of which include psychiatry, pain, and pharmacology.
Chris Kevil, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research at LSU Health Shreveport, was awarded a 4-year NIH R01 grant for $1.7 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for his project, “CSE regulation of vascular remodeling.”