Science http://redriverradio.org en LSU Health Shreveport hosts top scientists from across Louisiana http://redriverradio.org/post/lsu-health-shreveport-hosts-top-scientists-across-louisiana <p>Top research scientists from across Louisiana met at LSU Health Shreveport Wednesday to work on improving collaboration across their institutions.&nbsp;</p><p>They’re doing it with the help of LA CaTS, the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center in Baton Rouge. It’s funded by a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The aim is to promote more unified research. Dr. William Cefalu, executive director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center where LA CaTS is based, led the conference.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:03:25 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42342 at http://redriverradio.org LSU Health Shreveport hosts top scientists from across Louisiana Neches River symposium in Lufkin features five outdoor authors http://redriverradio.org/post/neches-river-symposium-lufkin-features-five-outdoor-authors <p>The Museum of East Texas in Lufkin will host a discussion Sunday about preserving the Neches River. The five authors on the panel have an intimate knowledge of the Neches, which flows more than 400 miles through East Texas.&nbsp;</p><p>Stephen F. Austin State emeritus professor of English, Francis&nbsp;Abernethy, has penned a new book, “Let the River Run Wild!” Abernethy collaborated with Woodville, Texas, photographer and conservationist Adrian Van Dellen. The 88-year-old Abernethy says they spent nights on the Neches River to produce the book.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:57:33 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42060 at http://redriverradio.org Neches River symposium in Lufkin features five outdoor authors Dinosaur-era paddlefish once again inhabit Caddo Lake http://redriverradio.org/post/dinosaur-era-paddlefish-once-again-inhabit-caddo-lake <p>Close to 50 paddlefish are once again swimming around in Caddo Lake. Scientists and researchers from a half dozen federal and private agencies are collaborating on an effort to evaluate the health of the Caddo Lake watershed, and the dinosaur-era paddlefish will be a leading indicator.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:41:22 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41020 at http://redriverradio.org Dinosaur-era paddlefish once again inhabit Caddo Lake SFA cancer research lab focuses attention on giant salvinia http://redriverradio.org/post/sfa-cancer-research-lab-focuses-attention-giant-salvinia <p>This winter’s hard freezes are helpful in fighting the spread of the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to choke area waterways.&nbsp;</p><p>Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University are working on a new control. Turns out, a compound found in the plant could be lethal to itself. That compound was discovered in an SFA pharmaceutical research lab that investigates anti-cancer agents found in native and invasive plants, according to Steve Bullard, dean of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:50:19 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 40920 at http://redriverradio.org SFA cancer research lab focuses attention on giant salvinia New Diana, Texas, high school students prepare to launch high power rocket http://redriverradio.org/post/new-diana-texas-high-school-students-prepare-launch-high-power-rocket <p>Students at New Diana High School in East Texas are building a rocket that will go 19 miles high and travel at three times the speed of sound. New Diana is among nine schools in Texas to receive clearance from NASA to build a rocket that will be launched at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range in May or June.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:25:21 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 40874 at http://redriverradio.org New Diana, Texas, high school students prepare to launch high power rocket