Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The University was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, and consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and occupies a 650-acre plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana in terms of student enrollment. In 2011, the University enrolled nearly 24,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Several of LSU's graduate schools, such as the E.J. Ourso College of Business and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, have received national recognition in their respective fields of study. Designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, LSU is also noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.LSU's athletics department fields teams in 21 varsity sports , and is a member of the NCAA and the SEC . The University is represented by its mascot, Mike the Tiger. Wikipedia.
Sulfagenix and Louisiana State University | Date: 2015-06-02
The present invention relates to sulfur compositions which are useful, for example, for treating a NO deficiency disorder, supplementing deficits in circulating nitrite, and/or improving bodily endurance or exercise performance.
Louisiana State University and University of New Orleans | Date: 2015-05-04
A surface protein of the murine fungal pathogen Pneumocystis murina can be used to generate an immune response in a recipient animal or human that provides prophylactic protection and an anti-fungal activity in subjects already infected with a Pneumocystis species. Further, the disclosure provides novel polypeptides or peptides derived from the P. murina surface protein Surface Peptidase 1 (SPD-1) that are useful, alone or in combination with the SPD-1 polypeptide, in compositions and methods for the generation of an anti-Pneumocystis immune reaction by a recipient subject. The compositions and methods of the disclosure provide advantageous alternatives to available immunogenic determinants for the treatment or prevention of fungal pneumonia.
Louisiana State University | Date: 2016-05-23
A compound includes the structure of general Formula II, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and/or solvates thereof: wherein R^(1), R^(2), R^(3), are independently selected from the group consisting of null, hydroxy, alkoxy, and halo, or R^(1 )and R^(2 )taken together form a cyclic boronate ester and R^(3 )is null; wherein when four bonds to boron are present, boron bears a formal negative charge and the structure further comprises a countercation that is potassium or sodium, X^(1), X^(2), X^(3), and X^(4 )are independently selected from the group consisting of O, CH, and N, with the proviso that no more than two of combined O and N are selected, and Z is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and halogen, any of which may be optionally substituted. Such compounds can increase glucose uptake by cells and preferably do not substantially increase adipogenesis.
Louisiana State University | Date: 2016-07-19
A composition comprising thermoset polymer, shape memory polymer to facilitate macro scale damage closure, and a means for molecular scale healing is disclosed; the composition has the ability to resolve structural defects by a bio-mimetic close-then heal process. In use, the shape memory polymer serves to bring surfaces of a structural defect into approximation, whereafter use of the means for molecular scale healing allowed for movement of the healing means into the defect and thus obtain molecular scale healing. The means for molecular scale healing can be a thermoplastic such as fibers, particles or spheres which are used by heating to a level at or above the thermoplastics melting point, then cooling of the composition below the melting temperature of the thermoplastic. Compositions of the invention have the ability to not only close macroscopic defects, but also to do so repeatedly even if another wound/damage occurs in a previously healed/repaired area.
Louisiana State University | Date: 2016-09-15
Described herein are methods of transdifferentiating preadipocytes, populations of transdifferentiated preadipocytes, and methods of using the transdifferentiated preadipocytes.
Louisiana State University | Date: 2015-04-21
The invention relates to amino nitrile compounds. Such compounds can increase glucose uptake by cells and preferably do not substantially increase adipogenesis.
Louisiana State University | Date: 2016-06-30
An optical zoom lens device for use with a portable electronic device comprising an encasement including a lens and a light sensor and a pivot for connecting the encasement to the portable electronic device.
Louisiana State University | Date: 2016-11-04
A sensing material for use in a sensor is disclosed. Such a sensing material includes a polymer base and a piezoresistive nanocomposite embedded into the polymer base in a continuous pattern. The nanocomposite comprises a polymer matrix and a plurality of conductive nanofillers suspended in the matrix. The conductive nanofillers may be one or a combination of nanotubes, nanowires, particles and flakes. The density of the plurality of nanofillers is such that the nanocomposite exhibits conductivity suitable for electronic and sensor applications.
Louisiana State University | Date: 2016-09-23
A method for one of altering and enhancing the stereospecificity of an enzyme comprising introducing a stereospecific editing domain into the enzyme.
Berthoud H.-R.,Louisiana State University
Current Opinion in Neurobiology | Year: 2011
Obesity is on the rise in all developed countries, and a large part of this epidemic has been attributed to excess caloric intake, induced by ever present food cues and the easy availability of energy dense foods in an environment of plenty. Clearly, there are strong homeostatic regulatory mechanisms keeping body weight of many individuals exposed to this environment remarkably stable over their adult life. Other individuals, however, seem to eat not only because of metabolic need, but also because of excessive hedonic drive to make them feel better and relieve stress. In the extreme, some individuals exhibit addiction-like behavior toward food, and parallels have been drawn to drug and alcohol addiction. However, there is an important distinction in that, unlike drugs and alcohol, food is a daily necessity. Considerable advances have been made recently in the identification of neural circuits that represent the interface between the metabolic and hedonic drives of eating. We will cover these new findings by focusing first on the capacity of metabolic signals to modulate processing of cognitive and reward functions in cortico-limbic systems (bottom-up) and then on pathways by which the cognitive and emotional brain may override homeostatic regulation (top-down). © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.