Intense discovery work in the basic, clinical and population health sciences that aims to solve the significant health problems of our times.
Expert explorers revealing the latest scientific breakthrough; and those blazing futures trails in biomedical research.
These core services -- highly specialized teams and equipment - support a sophisticated research infrastructure.
From weight loss predictors to BMI calculators for adults and children, our tools help many study and improve metabolic health.
At the heart of all medical advances, research trials lead the way to new paths for prevention, detection or treatment of disease.
Research trials are used to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe.
Find out more about how the trial process works, how volunteers are protected, and other national resources of interest for volunteers and scientists.
Research trial volunteers participate for many reasons; some to help others; others to move science forward. Find out how they are leading our work to new discoveries.
Knowing your BMI is an important first step in research trial participation.
Free nutrition information on topics such as health properties of certain foods and what exercise is best for children.
Pennington Biomedical hosts events that bring scientific experts to the community on a variety of topics from the health benefits of plants to women's wellness and men's health.
Healthy eating can taste great too! Our metabolic kitchen has designed almost one hundred recipes that are good for you and taste great. Developed in our professional kitchen by registered dieticians, they cover all the favorites from pasta , popcorn balls and popsicles to smoothies, sliders and soups.
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At the forefront of translating science into solutions, technology transfer creates the bridge from the lab to the marketplace .
Find out about our state of the art equipment and services that are available to researchers around the world.
Our volunteers move science forward by participating in trials to test the safety and efficacy of new treatments, diagnostic services and pharmaceutical interventions
Start here with the FAQs. The future of biomedical innovation begins in academic research facilities. Find out more about patents, licensing and how you can become a partner.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a campus of Louisiana State University, is a world-renowned leader at the forefront of medical discoveries related to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. The scientists conduct basic, clinical and population health research and are dedicated to solving the world-wide obesity epidemic by 2040. Our mission is to improve human health throughout the lifespan.
BATON ROUGE - The National Institutes of Health is now enrolling participants in a landmark initiative to advance nutrition research. Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program, to engage 10,000 participants from diverse backgrounds and learn more about how our bodies respond differently to food.
Creating relationships between industry and university science is difficult but crucial. On this episode, Dr. Kenneth Eilertsen from Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) discusses his new position as Entrepreneur-in-Residence and how he helps bridge the gap between PBRC and faculty startups and other external partners. He explains the challenges to effective commercialization and the underdeveloped innovation culture in universities with thoughts on how to address both. Episode hosted by Patrick Reed.
The following are recent publications by the researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Former Pennington Biomedical Research Center Executive Director Dr. Claude Bouchard and his wife, Monique Chagnon, were celebrated at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 30, for their generous gift to enhance the postdoctoral researcher experience at Pennington Biomedical.