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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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SMU Researchers’ New Computational Tech Aims to Speed Up Drug Discovery

Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: May 11, 2021 Dallas’ Southern Methodist University researchers have written and developed a computational approach to drug discovery that’s meant to expedite the synthesis of derivative molecules normally made in a lab by mimicking the chemical reactions through computer-driven routines. Currently, the process of research, development and approval of a new […]

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SMU virologist in NYT

New York Times Originally Posted: August 20, 2020 Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly Plant The chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous. […]

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What is oleandrin, the compound touted as a possible COVID-19 treatment?

C&E Chemical and Engineering News Originally Posted: August 20, 2020 Robert Harrod, a virologist in the SMU Department of Biological Sciences, has studied oleandrin’s ability to block human T-cell leukemia virus, type 1, a retrovirus that causes fatal blood cancer, from spreading to other cells in test tubes. “Even if (oleandrin) does make it into […]