Southern Methodist University (SMU) was established in 1911 in the Dallas, Texas area. The current enrollment is around 11,000 students. The Lyle School of Engineering is noteworthy and other schools and research labs have a good standing. SMU is in the top 100 of similar institutions of higher learning. It is a private institution owned by the United Methodist Church.
Research could change course of treatment for cancer that spreads to bones
New research holds promise for the thousands of people whose cancer has spread to their bones.
Abusive mothers improve their parenting after home visits, classes, emotional support from therapists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mothers who live in poverty and who have abused their children can stop if they are taught parenting skills and given emotional support.
Study finds federal school lunches linked to childhood obesity
With children going back to school, parents are concerned that their youngsters are staying fit and eating right, especially those who dine in a school cafeteria.
Practicing assertiveness skills on virtual-reality 'dates' may help women prevent sexual victimization
(PhysOrg.com) -- It's a stormy night when a young man offers a young college woman a ride home. First he makes friendly small-talk. But then he becomes sexually aggressive and angry. Can she get out of this situation without ...
Economists weigh lost trade and costs of control against economic damages
How should a country respond to a biological invader that reaches its shores via cargo shipped as international trade?
Study shows 'plausible' connection between DFW quakes, saltwater injection well
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of seismic activity near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport by researchers from Southern Methodist University and UT-Austin reveals that the operation of a saltwater injection disposal well in ...
Oscar Pistorius: Previously confidential study results released on amputee sprinter
A team of experts in biomechanics and physiology that conducted experiments on Oscar Pistorius, the South African bilateral amputee track athlete, have just published their findings in the Journal of Applied Physiology. ...
Central Africa's tropical Congo Basin was arid, treeless in Late Jurassic
The Congo Basin -- with its massive, lush tropical rain forest -- was far different 150 million to 200 million years ago. At that time Africa and South America were part of the single continent Gondwana. The Congo Basin was ...
Portable 3-D laser technology preserves Texas dinosaur's rare footprint
Using portable 3D laser technology, scientists have electronically preserved a rare 110 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur footprint that was previously excavated and built into the wall of a bandstand at a Texas courthouse ...
Apology for human rights abuses has precedent in US
A growing global movement to apologize and make restitution to victims of human rights abuses is now gathering steam in the United States, but it won't be a first for the country, says the president of The Western History ...