Cybersecurity matters more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Cybersecurity matters more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

DALLAS (SMU) – The coronavirus pandemic isn’t just a serious threat to people’s health. It’s also giving cybercriminals the perfect opportunity to access your computer and potentially steal sensitive information, warns an SMU cybersecurity expert.    Mitch Thornton, executive director of the Deason Institute for Cyber Security in SMU's Lyle School of Engineering, said there are a number of factors [...]

2020-03-27T16:37:05-05:00 March 27, 2020|Categories: SMU In The News, Subfeature, Technology|

Kids who blame themselves for mom’s sadness are more likely to face depression and anxiety

DALLAS (SMU) – “Even if she doesn’t say it, I know it’s my fault that my mother gets sad.”   Kids who believe comments like this – assuming blame for their mom’s sadness or depression – are more likely to face depression and anxiety themselves, a new study led by SMU has found.   “Although [...]

2020-03-10T14:49:28-05:00 March 10, 2020|Categories: Mind & Brain, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

A year of surprising science from NASA’s InSight Mars Mission

A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers published today reveal a planet alive with quakes, dust devils and strange magnetic pulses. Five of the papers were published in Nature. An additional paper in Nature Communications details [...]

2020-02-25T11:59:54-06:00 February 25, 2020|Categories: SMU In The News, Subfeature|

If women scientists wore fake facial hair, would men take them more seriously?

DALLAS (SMU) – Bonnie Jacobs is a world-renowned paleobotanist at SMU (Southern Methodist University) who specializes in the plant fossil record and what it reveals about past communities, ecosystems and climate. Her work in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia has helped document the origins and evolution of Africa’s modern biomes, as well as shed light on the [...]

2020-02-27T13:42:48-06:00 February 24, 2020|Categories: Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

New leaf fossils found in Ethiopia’s Mush Valley

DALLAS (SMU) – Leaf fossils from Ethiopia’s Mush Valley that date back nearly 22 million years have been found by SMU’s Earth Science professors Bonnie Jacobs and Neil J. Tabor and a dozen other international scientists. The Mush Valley is the first site in Africa to produce an assemblage of some 2,400 leaves from that time [...]

2020-02-24T09:40:50-06:00 February 12, 2020|Categories: Earth & Climate, Fossils & Ruins, Plants & Animals, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

SMU robotic arm is helping Beaumont boy make a remarkable recovery after polio-like condition

DALLAS (SMU) – A robotic arm built by mechanical engineering professor Edmond Richer at SMU's Lyle School of Engineering is delivering a stronger future for young Braden Scott, helping re-create connections between his brain and muscles. Watch KXAS-NBC 5's story to learn more.   About SMU SMU is the nationally ranked global research university in [...]

2020-02-18T11:44:51-06:00 January 24, 2020|Categories: SMU In The News, Videos|

Smithsonian has extended Sea Monsters Unearthed exhibit one more year to 2021

DALLAS (SMU) – "Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola's Ancient Seas" was given an additional year at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. It will now be on display until 2021. The exhibit has been viewed by 6 million visitors since it opened last year, leading to Smithsonian granting a longer stay for the [...]

2020-02-18T11:44:51-06:00 December 19, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

SMU develops efficient methods to simulate how electromagnetic waves interact with devices

DALLAS (SMU) – It takes a tremendous amount of computer simulations to create a device like an MRI scanner that can image your brain by detecting electromagnetic waves propagating through tissue. The tricky part is figuring out how electromagnetic waves will react when they come in contact with the materials in the device. SMU researchers have [...]

2020-02-21T17:05:43-06:00 December 18, 2019|Categories: Energy & Matter, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

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 [...]

2020-02-18T11:44:52-06:00 December 6, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|
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