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BASIC SCIENCE

Basic researchers are explorers in search of discovery.

Each day they are dedicated to research aimed at

proving – and improving – the scientific theories that

help us understand and predict phenomena that advance

fundamental knowledge about human health.

Pennington Biomedical is recognized around the globe

for its state of the art basic research on chronic diseases

that are epidemic in Louisiana, especially obesity and

diabetes. It is predicted that within 20 years, these

two interrelated disorders could bankrupt healthcare in

Louisiana. Finding solutions to these critical problems is

the principal goal of our basic scientists.

At Pennington Biomedical, we afford faculty access to the

finest possible scientific instrumentation. This dedication

to basic science excellence is one reason that our faculty

are nearly twice as successful in obtaining funding for

their work compared with the national average.

We continue to make the much needed fundamental

discoveries that enhance understanding of the biological

basis for the persistence of diabetes and obesity as

well as the downstream consequences of these chronic

disorders.

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