Good Health is Good Business 2020-01-09T21:34:51+00:00



A Window Into Pennington Biomedical’s World-Class Research Center

Its beautiful building and park-like campus might be an iconic East Baton Rouge Parish landmark. Still, few Louisianans really understand what goes on inside LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center at 6400 Perkins Road. Soon after C.B. “Doc” and Irene Pennington presented their $125 million gift to establish LSU’s Pen­nington [...]

A Scientific Center Becomes an Economic Engine

Entrepreneurial scientists win national grants and corporate contracts that fund hundreds of biomed jobs at the center in Baton Rouge each year. Over the past 31 years, LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center has attracted researchers from around the world to its Baton Rouge campus with the sole purpose [...]

Healthy Eating: Just for Men

By McHugh David The top ways for men to meet an untimely end fall into three categories: heart disease, cancer, and unintentional injuries. In an effort to give the average guy a fighting chance, Pennington Biomedical Research Faculty put together a study on Men’s Health as part of their ‘Nutrition [...]

Can video games have health benefits for kids?

Exergaming combines the video games kids love with physical activity they need for good health. A new study from LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center showed for the first time that video games, in combination with fitness coaching and a step tracker, helped overweight children lose weight, lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and [...]

Changing the Culture: Eating for You, Not for Two

For many generations, society has embraced the idea that pregnant women are “eating for two.” That old adage is frequently invoked as mothers-to-be are encouraged to abandon restraint and overindulge in every food craving in the name of nutrition. It might have been sound advice back in the 1950s. Back [...]

Finding Answers for Future Generations

Husband Pushes Back against Wife's Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis by Investing in Research to Find a Cure. John Kovich made a career out of solving problems. For more than 34 years, the chemical engineer applied a combination of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematical principles to meet the daily challenges that arose [...]


LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center puts science to work for a healthier Louisiana. A world research leader right here in Louisiana, our mission is to discover the triggers of chronic diseases through innovative research that improves human health across the lifespan.