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Launchpad Innovation Pilot Awards

New Screening Tool Saving Lives: Metamor Team Developing Tool to Catch Cancer Earlier

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.

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The Obesity Society

Whether You Exercise Regularly or One-To-Two Days a Week, Weight Loss is Possible

Whether you engage in physical activity on a regular basis or one-to-two days a week, both options produce weight loss suggests a new study published in the journal Obesity, The Obesity Society’s (TOS) flagship journal. The study is the first of its kind to examine the association between physical activity patterns and objectively-measured fat tissue mass.

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DXA scanning device

Researchers Combine Modern Equipment for Increased Precision in Body Composition Analysis

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.

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Customer Experience Hub

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Named a Spoke in the ARPA-H Customer Experience Hub

ARPA-H Customer Experience Hub, nationwide health innovation network, enable access, health innovations

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Women's Wellness

Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women Returns March 2

The annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women returns to Pennington Biomedical for the 24th year, delivering a menu of screenings, services and other activities to participants from across the Capital region. The event will be held on Saturday, March 2, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, located at 6400 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Registration is now open and limited to 600 participants.

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Dr. Jeffery Keller and Answer ALS

Pennington Biomedical's Dr. Jeffery Keller to Lead Answer ALS' Open Access Data Repository

Pennington Biomedical’s Dr. Jeffery Keller has been named Principal Investigator to oversee Answer ALS’ open access data repository, Neuromine. Serving as Director for Pennington Biomedical’s Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention and a Professor of Aging and Neurodegeneration, Dr. Keller will help lead the growth of access to Answer ALS data repository, the largest and most comprehensive ALS data resource in history.

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Dr. Burk

January 2024 Publications

The following are recent publications by the researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

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DiAL Health

How Do Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss Affect Aging? Study Currently Looking for Participants

January is a time when many people are looking for new diet routines, and intermittent fasting is trending, as are traditional calorie cutting programs. Research conducted with animal models suggests that intermittent fasting slows aging, and those animals live longer.

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Handbook of Obesity

Updated Edition of the “Handbook of Obesity,” Edited by Former Pennington Biomedical Executive Directors Dr. George Bray and Dr. Claude Bouchard, Now Available

The two-volume set of the “Handbook of Obesity,” edited by former Pennington Biomedical Research Center Executive Directors Dr. George Bray and Dr. Claude Bouchard, was recently published by Routledge and CRC Press.

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Dr. Prachi Singh

inRegister Magazine Celebrates Inspiring Women, including Dr. Prachi Singh of Pennington Biomedical

In a special profile section, inRegister magazine celebrated 20 local, inspiring women, including Dr. Prachi Singh, associate professor and director for Pennington Biomedical’s Sleep and Cardiometabolic Health.

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