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.
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.
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.
Need presentations for a classroom or an event? These lessons, developed by our subject matter experts, are available to anyone who needs to share information that is supported by trusted sources.
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. Our scientists conduct basic, clinical and population health research with the vision of leading the world in promoting metabolic health and eliminating metabolic disease through scientific discoveries that create solutions from cells to society.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center is encouraging “Small Shifts” in the new year, including small shifts in food choices, exercise and daily routines. Through the variety of research studies undertaken by Pennington Biomedical scientists, a common refrain that has emerged from research results is that subtle, simple adjustments to personal habits and choices can build a foundation for lasting well-being.
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is discovering new ways to improve life span and health during aging through its research. A new study from Pennington Biomedical, “Restricting bioenergetic efficiency enhances longevity and mitochondrial redox capacity in Drosophila melanogaster,” published in the journal Aging Cell, showed that BAM15, a compound that makes mitochondria less efficient at producing energy, extended life span in fruit flies, and was associated with less body fat and increased muscle function.
A new partnership between a Pennington Biomedical physician-researcher at the Metamor Institute and an LSU School of Medicine oncologist has already saved several women’s lives in southeast Louisiana.
Locating specific, localized distributions of fat and muscle in body composition is intuitively and imprecisely implied by body shape. Now, a team of researchers has discovered that the unique combination of modern deep learning models, specified equipment and three-dimensional body scans has given a quantitative validation on medical imaging that was previously only qualitative.