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Study by former SMU student shows that few hospitals make public how much they charge for various procedures

JAMA Hospitals are supposed to make public how much they charge for various procedures. But few do, shows a study done by former SMU student, Eman Haque and other researchers. Adherence to a Federal Hospital Price Transparency Rule and Associated Financial and Marketplace Factors The federal Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule aims to increase health […]

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SMU student wins prestigious Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship

Dallas Morning News Congratulations to Teresa Acosta ’22. She was recently selected to receive the Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship. The scholarship was presented by the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. According to a Dallas Morning News article, Teresa […]

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Gene allowing humans to feel touch may play a role in sense of smell

SMU News: SMU research could lead to treatment for common COVID side effect Adam Norris (rear), Floyd B. James Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at SMU, and graduate students Xiaoyu Liang and Canyon Calovich-Benne have determined that a gene linked to feeling touch may moonlight as an olfactory gene. Credit: SMU (Southern […]

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Save the date: March 1, Lab Hopping

Tuesday, March 1 from 4-6pm Visit labs all over campus and find out how to get involved! Map of participating labs : https://bit.do/labhopping Event contact: asneal@smu.edu

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Meet Dallas-Fort Worth’s newest crop of high risk/high impact cancer researchers

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: Aug 30, 2021 The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas is gambling on scientists with big ideas and even bigger potential. Uttam Tambar knew his research could flop. “This is going to sound like a crazy idea,” he said in an email to co-worker Bruce Posner last fall about […]

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Researchers at SMU Discover More Effective Treatment Options For Cervical Cancer

KERA Originally Post4ed: Aug. 26, 2021 LISTEN Researchers at Southern Methodist University (SMU) have discovered a way to more effectively treat cervical cancer with lower chemotherapy doses and fewer side effects. The key is a protein called TIGAR, which is found in various forms of cancer cells, including cervical cancer cells. Researchers found that if […]

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SMU Biology Professor Published In Prestigious Journal, Science Advances

Science Advances Originally Posted: July 16, 2021 Congratulations to Richard S. Jones, SMU professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Research from his lab was published in Science Advances on July 16, 2021. For a research summary, click here. Paper Abstract from Science Advances Polycomb-group (PcG) proteins are epigenetic regulators that maintain the transcriptional […]

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SMU study shows how a ‘good’ protein can remove a toxic protein related to Alzheimer’s

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 29, 2021 While he was in college, James McCormick received bad news: His grandmother had developed Alzheimer’s. “When somebody gets a disease [that] you don’t know much about,” he said, “you want to research it and learn more about it.” He was used to poring through primary research articles, […]

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New publication by the Harrod Lab

SMU News Originally Posted: June 23, 2021 Research reveals inhibiting TIGAR enhances the susceptibility of HPV+ cancer cells to chemotherapy drugs that induce oxidative stress [Yapindi et al. 2021, J Antivirals & Antiretrovirals 13(3), in press]. READ MORE

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