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|

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|

SMU Student Wins Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ophelie Herve DALLAS (SMU)—A Southern Methodist University (SMU) graduate is one of the recipients of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  Ophelie Herve, who is a first-year master’s student in Mechanical Engineering, will receive a three-year stipend of $34,000 to do research of her choosing and $12,000 to pay for her [...]

2019-06-10T14:35:09-05:00 April 12, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, Student researchers, Subfeature|

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|

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|
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