New Psychological Study: Teaching People to Experience and Recognize Joy

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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 [...]

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+00:00 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+00:00 November 20, 2018|Categories: Feature, Global, Health & Medicine, Mind & Brain, Researcher news, Subfeature|

Study: Cells of three aggressive cancers annihilated by drug-like compounds that reverse chemo failure

A new study by SMU biochemists finds that cells of three aggressive cancers are annihilated by drug-like compounds that reverse chemo failure.

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