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SMU working with transportation nonprofit Feonix Mobility Rising, other universities to improve health disparities in Dallas and Detroit

Janille Smith-Colin, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at SMU (Southern Methodist University) is part of a team that has just received a $6 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ComPASS program to...
28-Sep-2023 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awards $2 Million grant to SMU

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded $2 million to recruit Annika Wylie to SMU and fund five years of her research, which focuses on the p53 gene, a naturally occurring tumor suppressor.
21-Sep-2023 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH awards SMU chemistry professor and his team $3.5M to refine and test new tuberculosis treatments

SMU chemistry professor John Buynak and his team have received a $3.5 million, 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to design and synthesize new antibiotics to fight some of the deadliest and most clinically challenging infections of...
19-Sep-2023 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SMU professor wins $1.8M NIH award to study how our bodies may work to repair damaged components in cells

SMU biology professor Zhihao Wu has received a $1.8 million, 5-year Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institutes of Health to determine if different quality control pathways in our bodies might be working together to...
7-Sep-2023 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Large sub-surface granite formation signals ancient volcanic activity on Moon's dark side

A large formation of granite discovered below the lunar surface likely was formed from the cooling of molten lava that fed a volcano or volcanoes that erupted early in the Moon’s history – as long as 3.5 billion years ago.
5-Jul-2023 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SMU creating human trafficking data 'warehouse'

SMU (Southern Methodist University) is creating a federally-funded data warehouse to centralize data collection and support research into human trafficking in the United States.
21-Jun-2023 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cell phone data from winter snowstorm shows Dallas is resilient

Natural disasters can wreak havoc on a city, from hurricanes in Houston to winter storms in Dallas. Measuring resilience -- the length of time it will take a city to bounce back -- can help policymakers and others plan responses to future events and...
23-May-2023 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SMU Biosciences professor receives NIH grant for research on epilepsy

An estimated 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making them 16 times more likely to die suddenly compared to the general population. SMU biology researcher Edward Glasscock has received a 5-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes...
27-Apr-2023 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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