Drug oleandrin may be an effective new way to treat HTLV-1 virus, SMU study shows

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Drug oleandrin may be an effective new way to treat HTLV-1 virus, SMU study shows

An estimated 10 to 15 million people are infected with HTLV-1, which is a cousin of HIV DALLAS (SMU) – A study led by SMU suggests that oleandrin – a drug derived from the Nerium oleander plant – could prevent the HTLV-1 virus from spreading by targeting a stage of the reproduction process that is [...]

2019-12-09T10:42:18-06:00 December 6, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Long exposure to protein inhibitor may be the key to more effective chemotherapy for treatment-resistant cancers, SMU finds

SMU researchers find success in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer cells in the lab DALLAS (SMU) - Researchers at SMU's Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery (CD4) have succeeded in lab testing the use of chemotherapy with a specific protein inhibitor so that the chemotherapeutic medication is better absorbed by drug-resistant cancer cells without harming [...]

2019-06-27T09:26:32-06:00 June 7, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

KERA News: ‘Teaching joy’ is a new approach in the battle against anhedonia

DALLAS (SMU) – Anhedonia is a symptom of depression that strips people of their ability to feel joy. Alicia Meuret and Thomas Ritz, professors at Southern Methodist University (SMU), talked to KERA News' host of All Things Considered Justin Martin about why this psychological condition can be so devastating for people who have it. Meuret, professor [...]

2019-06-27T10:14:53-06:00 May 10, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, SMU In The News|

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 [...]

2019-06-27T10:22:37-06:00 April 9, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, Researcher news, Subfeature, 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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-11-28T12:49:08-06:00 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 [...]

2018-11-21T12:01:38-06:00 November 20, 2018|Categories: Feature, Global, Health & Medicine, Mind & Brain, Researcher news, Subfeature|
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