Virtual Reality Brings Cervical Cancer Surgery Training to Physicians

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Virtual Reality Brings Cervical Cancer Surgery Training to Physicians

Too often, women in developing countries die of cervical cancer because there aren’t enough surgeons trained to perform a lifesaving surgery. But a low-cost surgery simulation developed by a team of SMU, UNC School of Medicine and King’s College London researchers has the potential to change that. Using widely available technology and Oculus [...]

2019-04-25T17:20:01-05:00 April 9, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, Researcher news, Subfeature, Videos|

New Texas Dinosaur Identified by SMU Scientists

Discovery suggests a nesting site for dinosaurs in early Cretaceous Convolosaurus photo courtesy of the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. DALLAS (SMU) – There’s a new Texas dinosaur on the books. SMU postdoctoral fellow Kate Andrzejewski, with University paleontologists Dale Winkler and Louis Jacobs, have identified Convolosaurus marri from fossils collected at [...]

2019-04-08T13:13:18-05:00 April 8, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Plants & Animals, Researcher news|

Research: Migration Restrictions Limit Long-Term Economic Growth

SMU economist and colleagues use model to predict East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will become global productivity leaders  DALLAS (SMU) – Relaxing migration restrictions globally could deliver a threefold increase in global GDP, according to prize-winning research by SMU economist Klaus Desmet. In contrast, areas like the United States and Europe that restrict migration will [...]

2019-04-12T14:25:21-05:00 March 20, 2019|Categories: Economics & Statistics, Feature, Researcher news|

SMU Research with Impact

  SMU’s faculty and students join forces as co-creators of knowledge that spans the arts, sciences, engineering, business and the humanities. Students become hands-on contributors to significant discoveries. In collaboration with industry, nonprofit organizations and other institutions, our researchers forge paths to results that can be applied ethically on a local, national and [...]

2019-04-11T09:02:30-05:00 March 11, 2019|Categories: Learning & Education, Researcher news, Student researchers, Subfeature, Technology, Videos|

New Psychological Study: Teaching People to Experience and Recognize Joy

DALLAS (SMU) – Researchers at SMU and UCLA are enrolling subjects for a five-year study of a treatment for a psychological condition known as anhedonia – the inability to find pleasure in any aspect of life. A grant of approximately $4 million from the National Institute of Mental Health will allow professors Alicia Meuret and [...]

SMU Physicist Honored for Dark Matter Research

Jodi Cooley named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science DALLAS (SMU) – SMU physicist Jodi Cooley has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed by their peers upon the group’s members for scientifically or socially distinguished [...]

2019-04-16T12:57:12-05:00 November 28, 2018|Categories: Energy & Matter, Global, Researcher news, SMU In The News|

Alcohol use may increase among Hispanic Americans as they become more ‘Americanized’

SMU professor Priscilla Lui and co-author find that ‘Americanization’ of alcohol use affects women more than men DALLAS (SMU) – Higher rates of alcohol use and drinking consequences are found among Hispanic American adolescents and adults who are more “Americanized,” according to a new study authored by Southern Methodist University (SMU) professor Priscilla Lui and [...]

2018-11-28T12:49:08-05:00 November 21, 2018|Categories: Culture, Society & Family, Feature, Health & Medicine, Researcher news, Subfeature|

NIH Funds Collaborative Study of Cognitive Impairment in Older Asthma Patients

Led by SMU psychologist and UTSW psychiatrist, Dallas Asthma Brain and Cognition Study will use brain scans to explore relationship between inflammatory lung disease and brain function in older adults DALLAS (SMU) – SMU psychologist Thomas Ritz and UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrist Sherwood Brown will lead a $2.6 million study funded over four years [...]

2018-11-21T12:01:38-05:00 November 20, 2018|Categories: Feature, Global, Health & Medicine, Mind & Brain, Researcher news, Subfeature|

New Smithsonian Exhibit Reflects the Passion of SMU Professor and an Army of Student Fossil Hounds

Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas opens Nov. 9 at National Museum of Natural History DALLAS (SMU October 15, 2018) – Once the exhibit opens, “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will allow visitors to visually dive into the cool waters off the coast of West Africa as they existed millions [...]

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