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.
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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.
The LSU AgCenter's Naveen Adusumilli holds a doctorate in agricultural economics, and is working with Louisiana farmers to implement smart irrigation practices.
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Three new water experts have joined the research staff at LSU AgCenter’s Red River Research Station in Bossier City.
Economist Naveen Adusumilli is crunching the numbers on how smart irrigation techniques can benefit Louisiana farmers. He wants them to rethink how they irrigate their land and introduce them to soil moisture sensors and bookkeeping strategies that would reduce the amount of water they use on their crops and put more money in their wallet.
A look up the trunk of a mature longleaf pine on Longleaf Ridge Conservation Easement.
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Forest agencies and a conservation group have competed an almost $2.3 million easement agreement to save longleaf pine forestland in East Texas.
The conservation easement with Portland, Oregon-based Campbell Global LLC was federally funded through the Forest Legacy Program.
The nearly 5,000 acres of forestland in Longleaf Ridge have special significance to East Texas dating back to when Temple-Inland managed the land, according to David Bezanson, the Nature Conservancy of Texas' protection and easement manager.