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New Orleans, LA, United States

Southern University at New Orleans is a historically African American university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It is a member of the Southern University System. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best four-year and two-year colleges in Louisiana for 2017. Of the 22 four-year schools honored, Tulane University of Louisiana, Loyola University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Louisiana College and Louisiana State University came in as the top five. 18 two-year schools also made the list, with Louisiana State University Eunice, Delgado Community College, Southern University Shreveport, Bossier Parish Community College and Northwest Louisiana Technical College coming in at the top of the list. A full list of schools is included below. “Students looking at colleges in Louisiana have a wide variety of program options and schools to choose from,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “We’ve compared each and found the colleges that provide high quality educational experience with high student success rates as they pursue their careers.” To be included on Louisiana’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited and not-for-profit. Each college was also analyzed based on more than a dozen metrics that include the annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, availability of career counseling services, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Louisiana” list, visit: Louisiana’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include the following schools: Centenary College of Louisiana Dillard University Grambling State University Louisiana College Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Louisiana State University Alexandria Louisiana State University Shreveport Louisiana Tech University Loyola University New Orleans McNeese State University Nicholls State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Our Lady of Holy Cross College Our Lady of the Lake College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A & M College Southern University at New Orleans Tulane University of Louisiana University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Monroe University of New Orleans Xavier University of Louisiana The Best Two-Year Colleges in Louisiana for 2017 include the following schools: Baton Rouge Community College Bossier Parish Community College Capital Area Technical College Central Louisiana Technical Community College Delgado Community College Fletcher Technical Community College Louisiana Delta Community College Louisiana State University-Eunice Northshore Technical Community College Northwest Louisiana Technical College Nunez Community College Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus Remington College-Lafayette Campus River Parishes Community College South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus South Louisiana Community College Southern University Shreveport SOWELA Technical Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


Clement C.,Southern University at New Orleans | Hill J.M.,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | Dua P.,Louisiana State University | Culicchia F.,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | Lukiw W.J.,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Molecular Neurobiology | Year: 2016

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a uniquely human, age-related central nervous system (CNS) disorder for which there is no adequate experimental model. While well over 100 transgenic murine models of AD (TgAD) have been developed that recapitulate many of the neuropathological features of AD, key pathological features of AD such as progressive neuronal atrophy, neuron cell loss, and neurofibrillary tangle (NFT) formation have not been observed in any TgAD model to date. To more completely analyze and understand the neuropathology, altered neuro-inflammatory and innate-immune signaling pathways, and the complex molecular-genetics and epigenetics of AD, it is therefore necessary to rigorously examine short post-mortem interval (PMI) human brain tissues to gain a deeper and more thorough insight into the neuropathological mechanisms that characterize the AD process. This perspective-methods paper will highlight some important recent findings on the utilization of short PMI tissues in sporadic (idiopathic; of unknown origin) AD research with focus on the extraction and quantification of RNA, and in particular microRNA (miRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA) and analytical strategies, drawing on the authors’ combined 125 years of laboratory experience into this investigative research area. We sincerely hope that new investigators in the field of “gene expression analysis in neurological disease” will benefit from the observations presented here and incorporate these recent findings and observations into their future experimental planning and design. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Zhao Y.,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | Bhattacharjee S.,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | Jones B.M.,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | Hill J.M.,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | And 4 more authors.
Molecular Neurobiology | Year: 2015

Amyloid is a generic term for insoluble, often intensely hydrophobic, fibrous protein aggregates that arise from inappropriately folded versions of naturally-occurring polypeptides. The abnormal generation and accumulation of amyloid, often referred to as amyloidogenesis, has been associated with the immune and pro-inflammatory pathology of several progressive age-related diseases of the human central nervous system (CNS) including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This ‘research perspective’ paper reviews some of the research history, biophysics, molecular-genetics and environmental factors concerning the contribution of amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides, derived from beta-amyloid precursor protein (βAPP), to AD and AMD that suggests an extensive similarity in immune and inflammatory degenerative mechanisms between these two CNS diseases. © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York.


News Article | March 3, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best colleges and universities with online programs in Louisiana for 2017. Of the 20 four-year schools that were ranked, Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Loyola University New Orleans and Louisiana Tech University secured the top five institutions. Louisiana’s top six two-year schools were also included on the list, with Delgado Community College, Southern University Shreveport and Bossier Parish Community College scoring highest. “For many students, earning a degree in a traditional classroom setting can be difficult, especially when working a full-time job or living far away from campus,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These Louisiana schools have outstanding online programs that meet the needs of students who need more flexible scheduling.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, colleges and universities in Louisiana must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also judged based on such criteria as student/teacher ratios, employment services, student counseling, graduation rates and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Louisiana’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Grambling State University Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Louisiana State University-Alexandria Louisiana State University-Shreveport Louisiana Tech University Loyola University New Orleans McNeese State University New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Nicholls State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Our Lady of the Lake College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A & M College Southern University at New Orleans Tulane University of Louisiana University of Holy Cross University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Monroe University of New Orleans Xavier University of Louisiana Louisiana’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Bossier Parish Community College Delgado Community College Fletcher Technical Community College Louisiana State University-Eunice Northshore Technical Community College Southern University Shreveport ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | November 9, 2016
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Leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its list of the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana for 2016-2017. Using a combination of value-based statistics, the site determined 23 schools offer top quality, affordable online education programs, with University of Louisiana at Monroe, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Southern University A & M College, Bossier Parish Community College, Louisiana State University Eunice and Southern University Shreveport scoring highest. "The number of local students attending college in Louisiana has decreased since 2008, while the number of out-of-state students enrolled is on the rise” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "With top online learning programs, the schools on our list are not only the most cost-efficient, they are also creating opportunities for both in- and out-of-state students to earn a quality education.” There are several eligibility requirements that must be met for schools to qualify for the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana list. Only schools who hold accreditation and are public or private not-for-profit institutions are eligible. Maximum tuition costs are also set to ensure affordability standards; two-year schools must offer in-state tuition no more than $5,000 per year and four-year schools must offer in-state tuition no more than $25,000 per year. Once basic eligibility is confirmed, all qualifying schools are scored against one another using statistical factors such as financial aid, graduation rates and more. Louisiana’s Best Online Colleges are listed alphabetically below. Full ranking and information on the data and methodology used to determine each school’s placement can be found at: A complete listing of the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana for 2016-2017: Bossier Parish Community College Delgado Community College Fletcher Technical Community College Grambling State University Louisiana State University - Alexandria Louisiana State University - Eunice Louisiana State University - Shreveport Louisiana Tech University McNeese State University New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Nicholls State University Northshore Technical Community College Northwestern State University of Louisiana Our Lady of Holy Cross College Our Lady of the Lake College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A & M College Southern University at New Orleans Southern University Shreveport University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Monroe University of New Orleans Xavier University of Louisiana AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Lam P.-M.,Southern University and A&M College | Zhen Y.,Southern University at New Orleans
Journal of Statistical Physics | Year: 2015

We present a theoretical description of the dynamics of a semi-flexible polymer being pulled through a nanopore by an external force acting at the pore. Our theory is based on the tensile blob picture of Pincus in which the front of the tensile force propagates through the backbone of the polymer, as suggested by Sakaue and recently applied to study a completely flexible polymer with self-avoidance, by Dubbledam et al. For a semi-flexible polymer with a persistence length P, its statistics is self-avoiding for a very long chain. As the local force increases, the blob size starts to decrease. At the blob size (Formula Presented.), where a is the size of a monomer, the statistics becomes that of an ideal chain. As the blob size further decreases to below the persistence length P, the statistics is that of a rigid rod. We argue that semi-flexible polymer in translocation should include the three regions: a self-avoiding region, an ideal chain region and a rigid rod region, under uneven tension propagation, instead of a uniform scaling picture as in the case of a completely flexible polymer. In various regimes under the effect of weak, intermediate and strong driving forces we derive equations from which we can calculate the translocation time of the polymer. The translocation exponent is given by (Formula Presented.), where μ is an effective exponent for the end-to-end distance of the semi-flexible polymer, having a value between 1/2 and 3/5, depending on the total contour length of the polymer. Our results are of relevance for forced translocation of biological polymers such as DNA through a nanopore. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Quick Q.A.,Southern University at New Orleans | Faison M.O.,Virginia State University
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine | Year: 2012

The unfolded protein endoplasmic reticulum stress response has emerged as a cellular physiological target to invoke tumor cell killing due to its homeostatic and cytoprotective functions. In this study, thapsigargin and tunicamycin, two endoplasmic reticulum stress inducers, were investigated for their efficacy on glioblastomas. We demonstrate that clinically relevant concentrations of thapsigargin and tunicamycin eliminate the glioblastoma cell reproductive capacity as a consequence of cell death. The mode of glioblastoma-induced cell death was determined to be via apoptosis as supported by increased C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) levels and caspase 3 activity, two proteins with established roles in endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced cell death. In conclusion, this study provides evidence that glioblastomas are responsive to endoplasmic reticulum stress induction as a cellular program to eradicate this tumor via programmed cell death.


Kambhampati M.S.,Southern University at New Orleans | Vu V.T.,Southern University at New Orleans
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology | Year: 2013

The goal of this research was to determine whether or not chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), commonly known as Garbanzo beans, is a hyper accumulator for copper (Cu) in contaminated soils amended with EDTA. Statistical analysis (2 tailed Pearson Correlation) revealed significant correlations between: Translocation index and stem biomass (r = 0.859; p < 0.01); Tolerance index and stem biomass (r = 0.762; p < 0.01); and bioconcentration factor of stem/soil and soil Cu concentration (r = -0.545; p < 0.05). Therefore, C. arietinum seems to be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly hyperaccumulator for Cu at 100 ppm Cu and 10 mM EDTA. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: UNGRAD RES MENTORING IN BIO | Award Amount: 173.98K | Year: 2010

An award has been made to the University of New Orleans (UNO) and Southern University New Orleans (SUNO) to establish an Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) program. The program will provide two-year research experiences in biology to four cohorts of scholars, starting in the fall of 2010 and continuing through summer 2013. Each cohort consists of four students (three from UNO and one from SUNO) who will be trained in research in biological sciences. URM scholars will be able to select from a wide range of research projects including conservation genetics, ecology, phylogenetic systematics, physiological and evolutionary ecology, molecular physiology, molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry. URM scholars will participate in individual research experiences, a stepwise educational program, and tiered mentoring. The major goals of the project are (1) to provide a diversity of opportunities for research in biology, (2) to offer a range of different faculty role models that can be matched to meet student needs and interests, (3) to provide a structured program beginning with general training in research methods, followed by hands-on research ultimately culminating in the presentation of research results, and (4) to provided a tiered mentoring process. URM students will conduct independent research mentored by faculty, and will participate in enhancement activities such as seminars, a foundational course in Basic Research Tools, and weekly lab meetings. Students will be mentored in communication skills development and will present their research results in a departmental research symposium, and will be encouraged to present at national or regional scientific meetings. Participants will be selected based individual applications, interviews, and successful completion of one semester of freshman biology. A formative evaluation to monitor the effectiveness of project implementation, and a summative evaluation to assess the quality and impact of the project in reaching its program goals will be conducted. More information is available by linking through http://biology.uno.edu/or by contacting Wendy Schluchter (wschluch@uno.edu) or Carla Penz (cpenz@uno.edu).


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 181.38K | Year: 2010

The hypothesis to be tested is that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will, by increasing the presence of oil-associated microbes in the marine environment, induce changes in the normal community of microbes (the microbiome) of fish and other marine organisms. For example, this exposure may result in new symbiotic host-microbe relationships between fish and bacteria. This research project has two aims: (1) To examine the bacteria of the digestive tract of fish from areas exposed to the Gulf oil spill for the presence of oil-associated microbes. A comparison with microbes from fish that have not been exposed to the oil spill will determine if exposure has led to a changed microbial community in oil-exposed fish. (2) To determine if genes related to the metabolic processing of oil (and which occur normally in oil-associated microbes) have been transferred into the normal intestinal bacteria of fish as a consequence of exposure to the Gulf oil spill.

Broader Impacts
This project will introduce undergraduate students from minorities traditionally underrepresented in science to biological research, and engage them with a project that is relevant to a problem currently facing society. This research project will also be integrated with lectures and laboratory instruction. Students will be recruited to conduct undergraduate research at all levels of the investigation, from field work to molecular biology to web-based bioinformatics. Students will participate in the analysis of results, and the presentation of their work in posters and talks at scientific conferences, as well as in scientific manuscripts. This project will involve collaboration with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Results will also be made publically available through the office of Satellite Telecommunications Network Interface/Distance Learning at SUNO and the investigators website www.sunocas.com/tietzel.

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