Advanced practice registered nurse Nancy Buccola recently led a Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center research team conducting a study linking schizophrenia to a specific area of DNA. The area of DNA linked to the disease is on chromosome 6, an area that also houses key genes related to immune function. “Scientists have been looking […]
Living the auction business Adam Lambert, owner and auctioneer at Crescent City Auction Gallery, has been in the auction business since he was a child. At age 5, he helped his father Sidney Lambert by “running sheets” from the auction stand to the office. Two years later, Lambert received his first promotion: He was allowed […]
Barack Obama and I have something in common, other than that we’re southpaws. This past summer we both threw the first pitch at a professional baseball game. Obama’s toss came at a trivial affair, the Major League All-Star game. Mine was at a much more meaningful event as the hometown Zephyrs tried to avoid falling […]
5 Fifty 5 Restaurant 555 Canal St., 553-5638, French Quarter. B, L, D daily. This restaurant in the Marriott Hotel offers innovative American fare such as Lobster Macaroni and Cheese and Seasonal Gulf fish with crab and Mache Salad with Abita Amber-braised greens and boudin. Many of the dishes receive an additional touch from their […]
Greater New Orleans, because of its low-lying location, developed as a tight urban area. The original town clung at first to its limited high ridges such as those along the Mississippi River as well as the Esplanade, Metairie and Gentilly ridges. It later spread outward within a confined network of levees and pumps. Founded in […]
Even before Hurricane Katrina resulted in an outpouring of support for New Orleans from “faith-based” organizations, our city has long been involved in religious missionary work. In the earliest years, Louisiana was a fertile field for missions. The three canonized Catholic saints who spent time in New Orleans were all missionaries: St. Katherine Drexel, St. […]
Communities all over the world heard Hurricane Katrina as a clarion call for better emergency preparedness. But another overarching lesson was the role of high-level leadership in managing the response to a catastrophe, and the consequences when such leadership is lacking. Training a core of government, nonprofit and community leaders to effectively take command in […]
New Orleans Jazz Hall of Fame member Leroy Jones has released Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze, a collection of slightly heartbreaking romantic ballads. The album features three original compositions (“Katrina,” “Life Is Not Always Fair” and the title track) by Jones as well as standards including “In a Sentimental Mood” and “Stars Fell on Alabama.” […]
As the Internet tightens its chokehold on music commerce, more labels go down, more musicians scramble to get promotion, and stores that carry CDs in good volume achieve, by their rarity, a certain beauty. The federal bailout for automotive producers has been kinder to another iconic tranche of the economy. On errant afternoons when I […]
Plans for a resurrected New Basin Canal Lighthouse call for high elevation, steel framing and other design features to help the new structure withstand future hurricanes. But getting the lakefront landmark built again will take a special type of brick, each paid for by supporters of the lighthouse cause. The historic lighthouse was all but […]
Bee Sweet Cupcakes (5706 Magazine St.) has opened a second boutique bakery at 800 Metairie Road, Suite Q. The new location serves the same decadent cupcakes as the original, including the “Drew Bees,” which is a chocolate cupcake with vanilla butter cream frosting topped with M&M’s; the “Chubby Elvis,” a banana cake made with fresh […]
A lot has changed in Bucktown since the storm. While this short stretch of Lakefront remains a favorite destination for casual seafood, much of its charm has been obliterated by the massive gate and pumping station at the mouth of the 17th Street Canal. Another casualty of both the storm and eminent domain, Sid-Mar’s, a […]
It’s true: You can never have too many cookbooks, but no matter how much I organize them, sometimes I can’t find one. Alas, I found Let’s Bake with Beulah Ledner hidden between two large books. No longer in print, it has special meaning to me, but because of its size it easily disappears in the […]
Advanced practice registered nurse Nancy Buccola recently led a Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center research team conducting a study linking schizophrenia to a specific area of DNA. The area of DNA linked to the disease is on chromosome 6, an area that also houses key genes related to immune function.
“Scientists have been looking for schizophrenia susceptibility genes since the early 1900s … This study shows that these genes can be found and sets the stage for future research,” said Buccola in an LSUHSC press release.
The study, “Common variants on chromosome 6p22.1 are associated with schizophrenia,” was published July 1 issue of the journal Nature.
Next month, October 15-18, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5TH and www.saks.com will be donating 2 percent of sales (up to $250,000) to local and national women’s cancer charities with Key to the Cure. Limited-edition Michael Kors T-shirts, designed exclusively to benefit Key to the Cure, will also be sold. More information is available online at www.saks.com.
Ochsner Health System was recently named in the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine as one of America’s 100 most “wired” hospitals. The “2009 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study” is an annual examination of hospitals’ utilization of information technology to improve care, services and safety.
The Cardiovascular Institute of the South recently issued a new policy that transformed all CIS campuses into tobacco-free areas. The policy will encompass all properties owned or controlled by CIS.
“CIS is implementing this policy to protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke and to encourage both patients and employees to improve their health,” a CIS press release states.
The St. Charles Surgical Hospital has announced the inception of a one-of-a-kind lymphedema treatment program. Lymphedema is a condition marked by retention of fluids due to a damaged lymphatic system, occurring most often after breast cancer treatments. The hospital created the lymphedema treatment program in association with Dr. Marga Massey, who will work in partnership with Drs. Scott Sullivan and Frank DellaCroce, St. Charles Surgical Hospital’s principal surgeons.