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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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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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Dallas Cowboys’ Legend and Video Gamers Help Fight Cancer

SMU Research Originally Posted: May 23, 2019 Gamer’s play contributes to SMU research The worlds of eSports, professional sports, philanthropy and cancer researching collided on Saturday for an online streaming event to raise funds for children with cancer, their families and Children’s Health in Dallas. Three-time Super Bowl winner and NFL Hall of Famer, Michael […]

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Minecraft Players Are Helping SMU Researchers Find Better Cancer-Fighting Drugs

KERA News Originally Posted: March 14, 2018 Minecraft is a popular video game that’s sort of like virtual Lego. Players find and build stuff by themselves, or online with friends. It’s a simple formula that’s attracted millions of fans — and Southern Methodist University professors. Corey Clark, deputy director for research at SMU Guildhall, and John Wise, an associate professor […]

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Cancer Research Success

SMU Research Originally Posted: January 25, 2018 Study: Cells of three aggressive cancers annihilated by drug-like compounds that reverse chemo failure Wet-lab experiments confirm the accuracy of an earlier computational discovery that three drug-like compounds successfully penetrate micro-tumors of advanced cancers to aid chemo in destroying the cancer. Researchers at Southern Methodist University have discovered […]

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Pia Vogel and John Wise, Biological Sciences, Corey Clark, Guildhall, SMU researchers, gamers partner on cancer research

Dallas Innovates Originally Posted: June 5, 2017 The collective brain and computer power of 25,000 “Minecraft” game players could help researchers at Southern Methodist University find a new cancer-fighting drug. Game developers and researchers at SMU are partnering with a worldwide network of gamers who play the popular game in a crowdsourcing effort to beat the disease. […]

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SMU biochemists and students probe biochemistry of membrane proteins that thwart cancer chemotherapies

SMU RESEARCH NEWS Originally Posted: August, 31, 2016 “Recurring cancers have ‘learned’ how to evade chemotherapy by pumping it out of the cancer cells so that only sub-therapeutic concentrations remain in the cell, making the drug useless.” — SMU biochemist Pia Vogel   Each semester, SMU biology professors Pia Vogel and John Wise welcome a handful of dedicated and […]

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Three drug-like compounds may offer better odds of survival to patients with prostate cancer, find SMU researchers

News Medical Originally Posted: September 9, 2015 Researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, have discovered three new drug-like compounds that could ultimately offer better odds of survival to prostate cancer patients. The drug-like compounds can be modified and developed into medicines that target a protein in the human body that is responsible for chemotherapy resistance […]

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CD4 researchers discover new drug-like compounds that may improve odds for men battling prostate cancer

New drug-like compounds have low toxicity to noncancerous cells, but inhibit the human protein often responsible for chemotherapy failure Researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, have discovered three new drug-like compounds that could ultimately offer better odds of survival to prostate cancer patients. The drug-like compounds can be modified and developed into medicines that target […]