Student researchers

SMU biomechanics experts team with Mark Cuban to research phony falls in basketball

Biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist University have teamed with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for a scientific study of the unsavory practice of player flopping in basketball and other sports.

Cuban-owned Radical Hoops Ltd. awarded more than $100,000 to fund the 18-month research study at SMU to investigate the forces in typical basketball collisions. Continue reading

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Fox News: Oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered?

dinosaur-eggs-theropod-nest_220-240Science news reporter Stephanie Pappas covered the research of SMU Earth Sciences doctoral student Ricardo Araújo, “ Oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered?.”

Araújo published new findings in his scientific paper published May 30 in the journal Nature, “Filling the gaps of dinosaur eggshell phylogeny: Late Jurassic Theropod clutch with embryos from Portugal.” Continue reading

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National Geographic: Dinosaur Eggs Are Missing Link In Egg Evolution

dinosaur-eggs-theropod-nest_220-240National Geographic reporter Jane J. Lee covered the research of SMU Earth Sciences doctoral student Ricardo Araújo, lead author on a scientific paper published May 30 in the journal Nature.

Araújo describes a nest of 150-million-year-old dinosaur eggs discovered in Portugal, considered to be the first eggs and embryonic material of the Jurassic’s gigantic megalosaurid theropod Torvosaurus. Continue reading

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The Sydney Morning Herald: Flying in the face of the organic debate

Sydney Herald, Bauer, Chhabra, SMU, fruit flies, organicLife & Style reporter Sarah Berry with The Sydney Morning Herald has covered research carried out in the fruit fly lab of SMU biologist Johannes H. Bauer by Plano, Texas, high school student Ria Chhabra. The article published April 25, “Flying in the face of the organic debate.”
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Le Journal de la Science: Et si manger bio était bel et bien meilleur pour la santé?

Bauer, Chhabra, SMU, biology, fruit flies, organicScience journalist Alain Tranet writing in the Paris-based science publication Le Journal de la Science has covered research carried out in the fruit fly lab of SMU biologist Johannes H. Bauer by Plano, Texas, high school student Ria Chhabra. The article, “Et si manger bio était bel et bien meilleur pour la santé?,” published April 3.
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Outside: Eating Organic Helps Flies Live Longer

Johannes Bauer, SMU, fruit flies, organic dietOutside magazine writer Adam Roy has covered research carried out in the fruit fly lab of SMU biologist Johannes H. Bauer by Plano, Texas, high school student Ria Chhabra in its March 27, 2013, article “Eating organic helps flies live longer.” Bauer, an assistant professor in SMU’s Department of Biological Sciences, mentored Chhabra in her research to examine whether there would be health differences to fruit flies fed an organic diet or a nonorganic diet. Continue reading

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Dallas Observer: SMU Researchers Prove that Eating Organic Makes You Live Longer — If You’re a Fly

Johannes Bauer, organic diet, fruit flies, SMUDallas Observer journalist Eric Nicholson has covered research carried out in the fruit fly lab of SMU biologist Johannes H. Bauer by Plano, Texas, high school student Ria Chhabra in its March 27, 2013, article “SMU Researchers Prove that Eating Organic Makes You Live Longer — If You’re a Fly.” Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Eating Organic Food Associated With Longer Lives (in Flies)

Johannes Bauer, SMU, organic diet, fruit fliesThe Atlantic has covered research carried out in the fruit fly lab of SMU biologist Johannes H. Bauer by Plano, Texas, high school student Ria Chhabra in its March 27, 2013, article “Eating Organic Food Associated With Longer Lives (in Flies).”
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CBS News: Organic foods linked to better fertility, longevity in fruit flies

Johannes Bauer, fruit flies, organic diet, SMUCBS News has covered research carried out in the fruit fly lab of SMU biologist Johannes H. Bauer by Plano, Texas, high school student Ria Chhabra in its March 27, 2013, article “Organic foods linked to better fertility, longevity in fruit flies.”

Bauer, an assistant professor in SMU’s Department of Biological Sciences, mentored Chhabra in her research to examine whether there would be health differences to fruit flies fed an organic diet or a nonorganic diet. Chhabra’s study found that flies fed an organic diet fared better on important health tests, particularly fertility and longevity. Continue reading

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