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9:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
Science

Sci-Port in Shreveport grooms future scientists in Science Academy

Science Academy students prepare poster presentations as they wrap up this year's program and present what they learned about space.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

For a decade, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center in Shreveport has hosted Science Academy, bussing dozens of elementary school students to the science museum for seven weeks. They get an extra boost of science and math skills, according to Sci-Port’s education coordinator Kim Solice.

“I think it’s a bonus for these students. These are students who I think have real interest in science, and they will continue that interest in their middle and high school years. Eventually, what we hope is it will become a career for them,” Solice said.

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9:33am

Wed February 11, 2015
Local

LSU Health Shreveport surgeon finds deviation in breast cancer care in national study

LSU Health Shreveport surgeon Dr. Quyen Chu and his colleagues reviewed data from the national cancer database for a year.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Breast cancer patients who undergo a mastectomy should receive radiation treatment if the cancer has spread to four or more nearby lymph nodes. That’s standard care. But only 65 percent of women get post-mastectomy radiation therapy, according to a new study released Tuesday by the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Quyen Chu, a surgery professor at LSU Health Shreveport, analyzed almost 57,000 cases of locally advanced breast cancer occurring between 1998 and 2011, housed in the National Cancer Data Base.

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7:00pm

Thu October 23, 2014
Public Affairs Specials

Ebola 101: A one-hour special broadcast from Sci-Port

From L-R, Dr Heather Kleiner; Kate Archer Kent; Dr. John Vanchiere Dr. Gerald Capraro; Dr. Martha Whyte;

Aired Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. The one-hour community forum was held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center in Shreveport. The forum featured Dr. Martha Whyte, director of the Region 7 Office of Public Health, Dr. Gerald Capraro, director of the clinical microbiology laboratory at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. John Vanchiere, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at LSU Health Shreveport. The experts answered questions from the audience in Sci-Port's IMAX Dome Theatre. The free public forum is a collaboration of Sci-Port, LSU Health Shreveport and Red River Radio.

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10:00am

Sat October 18, 2014
Public Affairs Specials

Ebola 101: A Free Public Forum on Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m., at Sci-Port

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. With the first case on American soil emerging in Dallas, Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center is partnering with LSU Health Shreveport and Red River Radio to present a free public forum on Ebola at Sci-Port's IMAX Dome Theatre. The one-hour Ebola 101 Forum is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m.

Red River Radio's Kate Archer Kent will moderate  a panel of experts featuring Dr. Martha M. Whyte, director of Region 7 Office of Public Health; Gerald A. Capraro, Ph.D., director of the clinical microbiology and diagnostic virology laboratory at LSU Health Shreveport; and Dr. John A. Vanchiere, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at LSU Health Shreveport.

Sci-Port is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, La., 71101. More information is at 318-424-3466.

9:15am

Wed August 27, 2014
Science

Researchers show off early work on 3-D printer-made implants

Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering doctoral student Karthik Patta shows a specimen for how a plastic filament could dispense antibiotics in the case of joint surgery. Jeffery Weisman holds a plastic implant in the background.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Researchers at LSU Health Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston are in the early stages of developing a new way to deliver antibiotics and other medicine via customized, implantable devices created using a 3-D printer. 

LSU Medical School student Jeffery Weisman is also pursuing his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Louisiana Tech. He presented his research in collaboration with LSU Health Shreveport. It intensified over the past three months when he experimented with making plastic medical prototypes from a consumer-grade 3-D printer.

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