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9/18/2014 Pennington Biomedical Helping Lead National Study Evaluating New Approach That Could Slow Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
NOBLE Study at Pennington Biomedical’s Institute for Dementia Research & Prevention Could Offer Hope for People with Mild-to-Moderate AD
8/20/2014 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Names New Director of Allen A. Copping In-Patient Research Unit
Director Will Also Hold the Inaugural Fairfax Foster Bailey Endowed Chair in Heart Disease Prevention
8/14/2014 Pennington Biomedical Discovery Changes Way of Looking at Hormone Linked to Weight Loss
7/28/2014 Pennington Biomedical Hires First Chief Business Development Officer
Dr. David Winwood Will Work to Take Local Discoveries to the Global Marketplace
7/9/2014 Pennington Biomedical to Host Inaugural Community Event
Doc's DASH 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run to Feature Healthy Fun for Families
6/10/2014 Pennington Biomedical Introduces Director of Biomedical Imaging Center
Carmichael will head team using cutting-edge biomedical imaging
6/9/2014 LA CaTS Center Announces Appointment of Roadmap and Meritorious Post-Doctoral Scholars
6/3/2014 Pennington Biomedical to Host Parkinson's Disease Conference
Experts will gather July 19, 2014 to discuss current status and future of research on the disease
5/27/2014 Results of Physical Activity Study in Older Adults Poised to Change How Healthcare in the U.S. is Practiced and Reimbursed
Pennington Biomedical Among Elite Group of Research Institutions Unveiling Findings
4/29/2014 Report: U.S. Kids Need More Opportunities for Physical Activity
First-Ever National Report Card Released Evaluating Physical Activity of America’s Children and Youth, Guided by Pennington Biomedical Researchers
4/22/2014 Pennington Biomedical Executive Director Selected to Train International Physicians on Diabetes Management
3/31/2014 Pennington Biomedical Researcher Center Announces New Communications Director
2/25/2014 Study Shows Association Between Diabetes and Stroke in Women But Not in Men
2/24/2014 National Health Survey Underway in East Baton Rouge
2/17/2014 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces New Physical Activity Study
Individuals Age 18-65 and Not Currently Involved in a Structured Exercise Program Asked to Participate
1/22/2014 Governor Jindal and Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announce Childhood Obesity and Diabetes Research Program; Open New Pediatric Research Clinic
1/10/2014 The Botanical Research Center at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center Presents Community Education Event
12/17/2013 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Awarded Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants
12/4/2013 Pennington Biomedical Awarded $16 Million for Military Readiness
Nutrition and Fitness Computer Application To Be Used by U.S. Military Worldwide
11/8/2013 Our Lady of the Lake and Pennington Biomedical Research Join Forces to Expand Research in Childhood Obesity
Katzmarzyk Named Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes
10/21/2013 Pennington Biomedical Researchers to Examine if Vitamin D Prevents Diabetes
9/24/2013 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces New Postpartum Weight Loss Study; Women 6-8 Weeks Postpartum asked to Participate
6/24/2013 Pennington Biomedical Contributes to Study that Finds Lifestyle Intervention Did Not Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Obese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
But Study Found Numerous Other Health Benefits of Modest Weight Loss
6/4/2013 Steven Heymsfield Stepping Down as Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center to Resume Research Interests Full Time
William Cefalu to be Appointed Next Executive Director
5/14/2013 Jeff Friedman to be Honored at Pennington Biomedical Research Center
1/30/2013 Pennington Biomedical Part of International Team that Dispels Obesity Myths; Research Study Identifies False and Scientifically Unsupported Beliefs
12/11/2012 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Study Finds Bedroom TV Viewing Increases Risk of Obesity in Children
10/26/2012 Pennington Biomedical Researcher Named John Henry Hernandez Endowed Professor in Health Promotion
10/9/2012 Pennington Biomedical and China's MedNet Plan Collaboration on Research and Clinical Resources to Accelerate Diabetes, Obesity and Chronic Metabolic Disease Intervention
9/25/2012 Pennington Biomedical Study Demonstrates That Children Who Live in High Poverty Have Higher Levels of Inflammation, A Definitive Marker for Heart Disease in Adults
9/23/2012 Kinexum and Pennington Biomedical Announce Collaboration for Accelerating Clinical Research Innovation
Kinexum and Pennington Biomedical Plan to Integrate Regulatory and Development Strategy and Clinical Trials to Accelerate Translational Research for Therapies in Diabetes, Obesity, and Chronic Metabolic Diseases
9/19/2012 Pennington Biomedical Researcher Named Vice President of the Obesity Society
9/6/2012 NIH Awards $20 Million Grant for Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center; Eight Louisiana Health Institutions Join in Single Louisiana Research Initiative
Pennington Biomedical Research Center to Lead Effort for Underserved Population
8/23/2012 Bariatric Surgery and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in Swedish Obese Subjects
By: Lena M.S. Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D., Markku Peltonen, Ph.D., Sofie Ahlin, M.D., Åsa Anveden, M.D., Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., Björn Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D., Peter Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D., Hans Lönroth, M.D., Ph.D., Cristina Maglio, M.D., Ingmar Näslund, M.D., Ph.D., Carlo Pirazzi, M.D., Stefano Romeo, M.D., Ph.D., Kajsa Sjöholm, Ph.D., Elisabeth Sjöström, M.D, Hans Wedel, Ph.D., Per-Arne Svensson, Ph.D., and Lars Sjöström, M.D., Ph.D.*
8/15/2012 2nd Annual Conference on Hyperphagia; 26th Annual PWSA (USA) Scientific Conference
October 17 - 20, 2012
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
7/18/2012 Physical Inactivity Reduces Life Expectancy and Increases the Risk of Chronic Disease;Study Released by The Lancet Targets Physical Activity and Effects on Health
7/10/2012 Cutting Daily Sitting Time to Under 3 Hours Might Extend Life by Two Years; Watching TV for Less Than 2 Hours a Day Might Add Extra 1.4 Years
7/3/2012 Stepped-Care Intervention Results in Weight Loss, at Lower Cost
6/12/2012 New Mathematical Approach Explains Effect of Exercise on Weight Loss
5/30/2012 Adverse Metabolic Response to Regular Exercise: Is it a Rare or Common Occurrence
5/16/2012 Rudolph Leibel to be Honored at Pennington Biomedical Research Center
5/11/2012 Keep Hunger at Bay with Egg Protein, Says Pennington Biomedical Research Center Study
5/4/2012 Pennington Biomedical Researcher Named LSU Boyd Professor
5/3/2012 Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation Kicks Off "Making Memories" Campaign To Meet Dementia Research Challenge Grant from Charles Lamar Family
5/2/2012 Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Body Evolution Technologies Announce New Web-Based Computer Application
5/1/2012 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces New Type 2 Diabetes Study
Siblings Whose Mother Had Diabetes While Pregnant With One, But Not The Other Sibling Are Asked to Participate
4/30/2012 2nd International Conference on Hyperphagia to be held at Pennington Biomedical Research Center October 17-20, 2012
4/23/2012 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Receives $2.3 Million NIH Grant to Research Health and Well-Being of Female Collegiate Athletes
4/18/2012 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces New Women's Health Study: Women Between the Ages of 18-40 Asked to Participate
4/17/2012 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Now Seeking Participants with Diabetes for Clinical Research Studies Using Investigational Inhaled Insulin
Area Residents with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Sought to Participate in Research for Condition that Affects Over 26 Million Americans
3/29/2012 Pennington Biomedical Selected as Top Ten Places in U.S. to Work for Postdocs
3/28/2012 Weight loss, increased fitness improve mobility in adults; Findings from NIH Study could lead to lower diabetes health care costs
3/22/2012 Pennington Biomedical Researchers Contribute to a New Report Providing Further Support for Long-Term Costs and Medical Effectiveness of Lifestyle Interventions, Medication in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
2/22/2012 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces Retirement of Donna H. Ryan, M.D.; Appointment of William T. Cefalu, M.D. as Associate Executive Director of Clinical Research
1/18/2012 New Study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center Designed to Identify Factors Affecting Infertility in Women
10/10/2011 WellCare of Louisiana Presents a Public Forum on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease November 1 at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge
10/5/2011 Pennington Biomedical Scientist Wins Prestigious Obesity Society Award
9/28/2011 Pennington Biomedical Receives $3.5 Million NIH Grant to Research Weight Gain during Pregnancy
9/19/2011 Shreveport Forum to Focus on Latest Alzheimer's Disease Research
9/14/2011 Blue Cross Foundation Announces up to $10 Million in Challenge Grants to Fight Obesity in Louisiana
9/13/2011 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Convenes 4th Annual Childhood Obesity & Public Health Conference: 475 Public Health Professionals, Educators, Business Leaders to Focus on 2020 Public Health Goals for Obesity and Health in Louisiana's Children
8/10/2011 U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu Announces $6 million Grant for Army Warfighter Research
6/24/2011 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces New Partnership to Target Drug Development Aimed at Diabetes
5/25/2011 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Study Suggests Decreases in U. S. Occupation Energy Levels a Significant Trigger of Obesity Epidemic
4/13/2011 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces New Disease Prevention Study; Individuals Over 70 Years of Age Asked to Participate
4/4/2011 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Develops Innovative Assessment for Dementia
3/23/2011 Drug Prevents Type 2 Diabetes in Majority of High-Risk Individuals; Pennington Biomedical Research Center Participates in Key Research Study
3/9/2011 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Sponsors Diabetes Prevention Educational Program "The Weight is Over"
1/18/2011 HHS HealthBeat: Walking and weights works against diabetes
1/10/2011 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Scientists Identify Key Mechanism Producing Inflammation Response in Obesity
11/30/2010 Forum in Shreveport to Focus on Lateset Research on Alzheimer's Disease
11/23/2010 JAMA Publishes Pennington Biomedical Research Center Findings Demonstrating the Combination of Aerobic and Resistance Training Helpful to Diabetics
10/11/2010 PBRC Demonstrates Benefits of Aerobics and Resistance Training Combination to Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes
10/11/2010 Pennington Biomedical Research Center to Hold Forum on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
9/27/2010 Annual Report Card on Children's Health… Louisiana Earns a "D" – Again
9/15/2010 Pennington Center Study: Blueberries Improve Pre-diabetic Condition; Results Published in The Journal of Nutrition
8/31/2010 NIH announces five Botanical Research Centers Awards; Pennington Biomedical Research Center Named
7/13/2010 Pennington researcher to receive international scientific award
4/29/2010 International Obesity Expert to Lead Pennington Biomedical Research Center
3/3/2010 Cinnamon as medicine?
2/4/2010 Genes reveal how much we will benefit from regular exercise
1/25/2010 Medical therapy delivered by primary care doctors is successful in severe obesity
11/4/2009 Can exercise keep a spring in our step longer?
10/28/2009 A decade later, lifestyle changes continue to lower type 2 diabetes risk
10/27/2009 Scientists launch statewide dementia research program Public invited to “Meet the Experts”
9/14/2009 Experts grade children’s health; Louisiana gets a “D” – again
2/23/2009 Want a successful diet? Just pick one.
1/30/2009 National Grocery Manufacturers and Surgeon General learn the latest from local
1/14/2009 New Clinical Research Building Underway
9/22/2008 Experts grade children’s health; Louisiana gets a “D” and tips to improve
7/23/2008 Experts focus on children’s health; group to issue Louisiana report card
5/23/2008 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Opens New Community Based Research Center
5/19/2008 Zen-Bio, Inc and Pennington Biomedical Research Center Collaborate to Identify Therapeutic Agents from Natural Products
3/12/2008 How to Keep Lost Weight off? Try regular, short phone calls
11/28/2007 Molecule in hemoglobin: hidden life as powerful hormone revealed
8/23/2007 Weight loss surgery extends lifespan
7/26/2007 Want fries with that? 72,000 Cheeseburgers and still going
5/15/2007 A walk a day might help keep the doctor away for post-menopausal women
3/29/2007 Major Gift for Pennington Research
2/22/2007 Eat less, live longer, sure, but scientists want to know how
11/30/2006 Mimicking a Good Thing
10/23/2006 Human virus turns fat stem cells into pre-fat cells and onto fatter fat cells
10/23/2006 Stem Cells from Fat Tissue Demonstrate Early Success in Reconstructive Surgery
9/15/2006 Author and cooking expert to highlight Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women
9/1/2006 Does education work to create healthy lifestyles?
8/8/2006 New Study Published in Diabetes Care Shows that Supplementation with Chromium Picolinate Significantly Improves Glycemic Control and Attenuates Weight Gain
5/22/2006 Pennington scientist tapped to share news on blood pressure
5/18/2006 Pennington Biomedical Research Center to honorary 50+ year career
5/18/2006 Exercise not working? It might be your genes…
4/17/2006 What DO kids eat these days? …Scientists try to discover
3/14/2006 Scientists investigate keys to living a long life
3/2/2006 Do healthy habits in school mean healthier lives?
12/21/2005 Researcher says diabetes guidelines should change - lower blood sugar needed to avoid heart disease
11/1/2005 Louisiana researchers are awarded national research grant to study prenatal and early postnatal causes of obesity
10/17/2005 William Hansel Laboratory of Cancer Prevention Established With Major Gift to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center
8/31/2005 Office of Group Benefits Disaster Bulletin
8/11/2005 Pennington Biomedical Research Center to confer first honorary degree
7/26/2005 Scientists “TEACH” Teachers to be Researchers
6/16/2005 New Trial Shows Chromium Picolinate Reduces Weight Gain Associated With Diabetes Medication
5/27/2005 PBRC Research Wins Gold
5/27/2005 Step-By-Step Success to Better Health
5/26/2005 The traveler's top ten ways to stay trim on trips
5/12/2005 Pennington Center research to cover juvenile diabetes
4/7/2005 Pennington Biomedical Research Center chosen for national center of excellence
1/24/2005 How to be the best
Pennington Biomedical Research Center unveils its plan
12/16/2004 Trailing a mystery: why do we reject food?
12/8/2004 Myth Busted:
Ten-pound holiday weight gain not reality for most
10/2/2004 Louisiana is officially on the Move!
9/21/2004 Kastin Named to United Companies Chair
6/30/2004 Large Turnout for Hump Day Run
5/25/2004 Pennington Researchers Hope Drug Will Stop Diabetes Before It Starts
5/21/2004 Team Works to Improve School Nutrition
5/17/2004 Citizens Challenge All Cities - Lose 1 Million Pounds
5/7/2004 Pennington Scientists Turn Human Fat Cells Into Bone
3/17/2004 Pennington Takes Aim at Diabetes
2/3/2004 Scientists, Lawyers Focus on Gene Research
1/24/2004 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Unwraps Multi-Million Dollar Gift
1/23/2004 Pennington Center to Receive $42 Million Research Building
1/15/2004 Our Lady of the Lake Foundation Gives $1 million to PBRC for Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
12/15/2003 More Exercise: “Is it the only way to burn calories?”
10/21/2003 Pennington Patent Makes National News
6/23/2003 Pennington Awarded Five Multi-Year Grants
5/3/2003 Pennington’s Race for Women’s Nutrition Research
4/23/2003 Lifestyle Changes that Lower Blood Pressure Can Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
3/31/2003 Governor's "Second-Home" Reception
3/8/2003 Men's Health Conference
12/7/2002 Dr. Steven Clarke Receives the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Chair in Nutrition
9/9/2002 Free Seminar Answers Women’s Questions on Menopause
8/20/2002 Regents Presents $400,000 in matching funds to create Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Chair in Nutrition
8/13/2002 Breaux Holds Hearing On Healthy Aging and Nutrition
7/9/2002 $60 million lab and clinic expansion takes off
6/20/2002 Obesity program receives $2 million in grants
5/23/2002 Ravussin Awarded Douglas L. Gordon Endowed Chair
5/23/2002 Pennington Center obesity research program to be featured on Discovery Channel
4/25/2002 Kids getting a steady diet of fast food on the tube
4/23/2002 NIH awards $12.4 million for study of nutrition and aging.
3/3/2002 An innovative approach to a possible treatment for prostate and breast cancers
1/23/2002 Pennington Center Scientists Awarded Major Research Grants