LSU receives an elite designation from the NSA for its cybersecurity program. Brooke Thorington explains.
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A new blood test can detect cancer early without symptoms using new technology to examine deadly blood cells… Whitney Thomas has more….
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28 entities are vying to win the state’s 10th and final medical cannabis pharmacy license. One of them is partly owned by former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason…:
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LSU receives a significant designation from the National Security Agency for its cybersecurity instruction. Director of the LSU Applied Cybersecurity Lab Golden Richard (Ree-shard) says LSU’s computer science program has been recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO).
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Richard says the designation is significant for the recruitment of potential computer science students and will only help graduates from the program when potential employers come calling for graduates of a CAE-CO institution.
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The designation also means LSU will be at the forefront when it comes to advances in cybersecurity. Richard says they’ve also hired several new instructors to meet the demand of computer science students. And he says designation allows the school to apply for NSA-specific grants.
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Graduates will have a more advanced understanding of malware and how to combat cyberattacks.
There is now a blood test that can detect cancer without symptoms. The blood test became available in the U.S. a year ago.
Internal medical physician Dr. David Myeres in Metairie says the test is unable to identify brain or skin cancer, but can easily pick up on aggressive forms of cancer.
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Dr. Myers says the test can easily pick up on highly feared cancers.
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The test costs $950. Health care providers must order it and its currently not covered by medical insurance, but Myers says it’s still a fantastic development towards the fight against
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A cold front moved through the state last night that’s bringing us much drier and cooler weather. State. Climatologist Barry Keim says it will begin to feel like fall in Louisiana with temperatures only reaching into the 80s.
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Keim says the drier and cooler conditions should hang around until next weekend. We should have highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s.
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As a climatologist, Keim says the only problem with the forecast is that we really do need some rain. It’s prompted a red flag warning for southeast Louisiana for critical fire conditions.
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The combination of low humidity, gusty winds, and dry conditions triggered the red flag warning.
28 different firms – including one partly owned by former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason – are vying for Louisiana’s 10th and last available medical cannabis pharmacy license. The state’s Pharmacy Board will evaluate the competitive bids and select one licensee to operate in the New Orleans area. Speaking to state lawmakers last year, Steve Gleason, an ALS patient, says medical marijuana greatly benefited him…:
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Gleason is part owner of Salus Wellness, one of the ten entities vying for the final pharmacy license. Others include Tulane University and companies owned in part by the head of the state Democrat Party, a former New Orleans Police Chief, and others. Gleason says he began using cannabis to get off of opioid prescription pills, which he said made him feel worse than his ALS…:
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Recent expansions to the state’s medical cannabis laws allow for pharmacy licensees to open satellite pharmacies, and paved the way for the tenth license to be awarded to a worthy bidder in the New Orleans area. Patient prescriptions for cannabis have grown by over 400 percent since early 2021. Gleason says medical cannabis is a non-addictive solution that worked for him and for so many others…:
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The Pelicans begin training camp today and a healthy Zion Williamson is ready to go. Williamson missed all of last season because of a foot injury…
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The Pelicans made the postseason last year as the addition of C-J McCollum in February helped New Orleans get into the play-in tournament and advance into the Western Conference playoffs. Williamson says this year they want to make a deep run in the postseason…
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During his Monday press conference, LSU football coach Brian Kelly provided an injury update on Quarterback Jayden Daniels and a few other players. Daniels left Saturday’s win in the third quarter because of a lower back strain. Kelly says Daniels injury is not serious…
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Kelly says strong safety Major Burns will miss the next three to six weeks with an upper next injury. But senior safety Joe Foucha is eligible to play this Saturday at Auburn. Foucha missed the first four games because of an academic suspension related to his transfer from Arkansas. Kelly says Foucha will fit right in…
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LSU will bring a three-game winning streak to Auburn, which begins a stretch of six straight SEC games Kelly says the preparation and the attention to detail the players have done to build this winning streak, has to continue…
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