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Artifact could be linked to Spanish explorer Coronado's expedition across Texas Panhandle

It’s a small piece of obsidian, just over 5 centimeters long, likely found on a hard-scrabble piece of ranchland in the Texas panhandle. But when SMU anthropologist Matthew Boulanger looks at it, he gets a mental image of Spanish explorer...
23-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Time watching videos may stunt toddler language development, but it depends on why they're watching

A new study from SMU psychologist Sarah Kucker and colleagues reveals that passive video use among toddlers can negatively affect language development, but their caregiver’s motivations for exposing them to digital media could also lessen the...
20-Feb-2024 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Develop Economical Tool to Facilitate Identification of Disease-Causing Pathogens

SMU nanotechnology expert MinJun Kim helped a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin to develop a less expensive way to detect nuclease digestion – one of the critical steps in many nucleic acid sensing applications, such as...
12-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Study Explores How Young People With Early-Onset Psychosis View Substance Use and Interventions

A new study led by SMU medical and psychological anthropologist Neely Myers indicates that while young people diagnosed with early psychosis understand the importance of discontinuing use of substances like cannabis, many are ambivalent about...
19-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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National Academy of Inventors honors SMU professor J.-C. Chiao as fellow

J.-C. Chiao, the Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair and professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the SMU Lyle School of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
12-Dec-2023 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Illuminates Formation of U.S. East Coast During Breakup of Supercontinent Pangea

A recent study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth sheds new light on the formation of the East Coast of the United States – a “passive margin,” in geologic terms – during the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea ...
1-Dec-2023 9:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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SMU, research partners using artificial intelligence to make traffic intersections safer, more efficient

Khaled Abdelghany, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at SMU (Southern Methodist University), has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant by the Federal Highway Administration. The grant aims to develop a computer program that...
14-Nov-2023 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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SMU Lyle nanorobotics professor awarded prestigious research grant to make gene therapy safer

SMU nanotechnology expert MinJun Kim and his team have been awarded a $1.8 million, R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research related to gene therapy.
8-Nov-2023 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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AI Could Make Cyber Threats Harder to Detect

Gone are the days when the tell-tale signs of a ‘phishing’ scam were fairly easy to spot, SMU cybersecurity experts warn: Hackers are increasingly using generative AI (artificial intelligence) to write more convincing emails and bogus...
18-Jan-2024 6:05 AM EST

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Cultivating Prosperity in South Dallas Through Innovative Urban Farming

When you hear about urban farming, SMU faculty members Doric Earle and Owen Lynch want your next thought to be about entrepreneurship.
8-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST

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The gender gap: Nature or nurture? It’s complicated, says a large Facebook study ​

A study from SMU (Southern Methodist University) and UC3M (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) in Spain produced some surprising results: the gap separating the interests of men and women on some topics is larger in countries known for promoting...
7-Apr-2022 8:00 AM EDT

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