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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 […]

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Gamers join scientific research to help end the COVID-19 threat

Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: May 20, 2020 DALLAS (SMU) - While medical professionals everywhere have been hard at work for months searching for a cure to the COVID-19 virus, an unlikely industry has emerged to join the fight: the video game community, Dallas Innovates’ Alex Edwards reports. A new effort from BALANCED Media|Technology (BALANCED) and Complexity Gaming intends to garner […]

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Q & A with Robert Harrod, Expert Virologist and SMU Professor of Biological Sciences

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SMU Study Finds Drug to Prevent Spread of HIV Cousin

D Healthcare Daily Originally Posted: December 9, 2019 Research from SMU may have found a way to prevent the spread of HTLV-1, a cousin of HIV that infects 10-15 million people. The virus causes cells to divide uncontrollably, which can lead to leukemia, neurological disease, and an inflammatory disease of the nervous system whose symptoms include […]