New power generation technology using waste heat from geothermal plants tested at SMU

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New power generation technology using waste heat from geothermal plants tested at SMU

The Geothermal Laboratory at Southern Methodist University (SMU) has just completed a research project that aims to use ultra-low-grade heat (150 °F to 250 °F) normally discarded by geothermal facilities to generate additional electricity. A central component of this project was the proprietary bottoming cycle technology of PwrCor, Inc., an advanced technology company that focuses [...]

2019-06-18T10:05:47-05:00 June 18, 2019|Categories: Energy & Matter, 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 [...]

2019-06-17T13:08:05-05:00 June 7, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

DNA From 31,000-Year-Old Human Teeth Reveals New Ethnic Group Living in Siberia During Last Ice Age

An international team of researchers, including SMU anthropologist David Meltzer, discovered a new group of ancient Siberians. The research was published June 5, 2019 as a story in Nature Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during [...]

2019-06-07T13:22:33-05:00 June 6, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News|

Dallas Cowboys’ Legend and Video Gamers Help Fight Cancer

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 Irvin, and two-time Madden NFL champion, Drini [...]

2019-05-22T08:15:00-05:00 May 19, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News|

The Dallas Morning News: HMS, Australia team up to solve a global health challenge

Southern Methodist University (SMU) has teamed up with Texas-based HMS, the Digital Health CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) and Stanford University to tackle some of the world's most significant health challenges using 'big data.' Dallas Morning News' business reporter Melissa Repko covered the news on the collaboration, which was announced on Tuesday. There are two key [...]

2019-05-17T09:10:30-05:00 May 15, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Is Blinded Review Enough? How Gendered Outcomes Arise Even Under Anonymous Evaluation, SMU Study Shows

DALLAS (SMU) – Even when a scientist's gender wasn't revealed, female scientists got a lower score than males for grant proposals they submitted for review, according to a working paper led by Southern Methodist University professor Julian Kolev. The study found that female scientists were more likely to use narrower, more topic-specific language than male applicants [...]

2019-05-10T09:50:30-05:00 May 5, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Project Support Program Makes Its Way to Sweden

DALLAS (SMU) – Project Support, an intervention program designed to help improve the parent-child relationship and mental health outcomes for children in families in which intimate partner violence has occurred, is being implemented through social services agencies across Sweden. After a multi-year study, the National Swedish Health Technology Assessment in 2018 designated Project Support, originally developed [...]

2019-05-10T09:49:42-05:00 April 24, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, Subfeature|

SMU Physicist Jodi Cooley Will Receive the 2019 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU physicist Jodi Cooley has been named the 2019 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award recipient. The award, given by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics. Cooley will be honored in July during the AAPT Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah. [...]

2019-06-04T13:13:48-05:00 April 15, 2019|Categories: Feature, Researcher news, Subfeature|
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