Desmo, Ray Troll, Louis Jacobs, SMU, Alaska

New fossils intensify mystery of short-lived, toothy mammals unique to ancient North Pacific

Identification of a new species of marine mammal has intensified the rare animal’s brief mysterious journey through prehistoric time.

A big, hippo-sized animal with a long snout and tusks — the new species is a marine mammal belonging to the order Desmostylia. But unlike other marine mammals alive today — such as whales, seals and sea cows — desmostylians went totally extinct. Continue reading

Wise, P-gp, P-glycoprotein, SMUDrugs behave as predicted in computer model of key protein, enabling cancer drug discovery. Continue reading →
P-gp, p-glycoprotein, prostate, cancer, Vogel, SMUResearchers discover new drug-like compounds that may improve odds for men battling prostate cancer. Continue reading →
Nova, neutrinos, Fermilab, SMU, CoanFermilab experiment observes change in neutrinos from one type to another over 500 miles. Continue reading →
Siberia 150x120Large genome-scale study finds Native American ancestors arrived in single migration wave. Continue reading →

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  • SMU chemist Nicolay Tsarevsky wins prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award August 11, 2015
  • Mustang Minute! Simmons researcher tests if video game motion capture can teach math July 21, 2015
  • $3.78 million awarded by Department of Defense to SMU STEM project for minority students July 16, 2015
  • Kennewick Man: genome sequence of 8,500-year-old skeleton solves scientific controversy June 18, 2015
  • At peak fertility, women who desire to maintain body attractiveness report they eat less June 1, 2015
  • SMU conference promotes technology, economics of geothermal production in oil and gas fields May 15, 2015
  • SMU seismology team to cooperate with state, federal scientists in study of May 7 Venus, Texas earthquake May 8, 2015
  • James Brooks awarded high honor from American Association of Petroleum Geologists May 1, 2015
  • 1st proton collisions at the world’s largest science experiment expected to start the first or second week of June April 28, 2015
  • Most likely cause of 2013-14 earthquakes: Combination of gas field fluid injection, removal April 21, 2015
  • Physicists tune Large Hadron Collider to find “sweet spot” in high-energy proton smasher April 14, 2015
  • SMU’s engineering students to test new virtual reality game to practice solving hands-on infrastructure failure problems April 9, 2015
  • SMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards to guide global energy organization March 19, 2015
  • Why firms prefer not to disclose product quality — and how regulators might respond February 12, 2015
  • $2.5 million awarded to Retina Foundation and SMU Lyle to study macular degeneration January 29, 2015
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