Our Research Scientists at Pennington Biomedical are discovering the triggers of chronic diseases and improving human health at every stage of life. We have introduced a new vision: to lead the world in eliminating chronic diseases. We are helping people live Well Beyond the Expected.
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Pennington Biomedical Awarded $10 Million Research Grant for Obesity Treatment Intervention
Funding will offer primary care-based weight loss program in minority populations

BATON ROUGE, LA - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been awarded a 5-year, $10 million research grant from the Washington, DC-based Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the comparative effectiveness of obesity treatment options for underserved populations delivered in primary care settings.
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Pennington Biomedical Helping Lead National Study Evaluating New Approach That Could Slow Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
NOBLE Study at Pennington Biomedical’s Institute for Dementia Research & Prevention Could Offer Hope for People with Mild-to-Moderate AD

BATON ROUGE, LA — Today LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced that it is participating in a new national, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine when taken by people with mild-to-moderate AD who are already being treated with donepezil (Aricept).  
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center Names New Director of Allen A. Copping In-Patient Research Unit
Director Will Also Hold the Inaugural Fairfax Foster Bailey Endowed Chair in Heart Disease Prevention

BATON ROUGE, LA – Dr. Kishore Gadde, MD has been named medical director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s Allen A. Copping In-Patient Medical Unit, demonstrating a continued focus on improving community health through the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
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Pennington Biomedical Discovery Changes Way of Looking at Hormone Linked to Weight Loss

BATON ROUGE, LA – Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center have discovered a new pathway that controls how our bodies respond to a diet that's low in protein.  This finding could improve treatments for obesity and diabetes.
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