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.
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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, Louisiana - A new study will investigate how the brain and body fat communicate to control the production and release of leptin, a feedback hormone that helps regulate appetite and the number of calories burned.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center faculty members Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D., and Justin C. Brown, Ph.D., are members of a team led by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Weill Cornell Medicine and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ¬that have secured $25 million to take on the challenge of cachexia, the debilitating wasting condition responsible for up to 30 percent of cancer deaths.
Preventing childhood obesity could soon take a major “hop” forward with an app that teaches kids to do just that, and to skip, run and throw a ball.