Research News

LSUHS Researchers Lead Identification of New Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)

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”. 

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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.

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LSU Health Shreveport Holds Third Annual Research Celebration  Honoring Excellence in Research

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.

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New Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Changwon Park

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.

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LSUHS Postdoctoral Fellow nominated for a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

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).

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