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2010-12-21 09:41:56

Breakthrough 'CART' treatment better than traditional cognitive therapy at altering hyperventilation and panic symptoms A new treatment program teaches people who suffer from panic disorder how to reduce the terrorizing symptoms by normalizing their breathing. The method has proved better than traditional cognitive therapy at reducing both symptoms of panic and hyperventilation, according to a new study. The biological-behavioral treatment program is called Capnometry-Assisted Respiratory...

2010-12-02 21:01:40

New theory bridges longtime gap in child-development research, which traditionally overlooked impact of parental guidance in how children turn out Why does a child grow up to become a lawyer, a politician, a professional athlete, an environmentalist or a churchgoer? It's determined by our inherited genes, say some researchers. Still others say the driving force is our upbringing and the nurturing we get from our parents. But a new child-development theory bridges those two models, says...

2010-11-25 00:00:38

LPB Energy Management announces that it has been presented with the Dallas 100â“ž¢ Award by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2010 LPB Energy Management(LPB) announced today that it has been presented with the Dallas 100â“ž¢ Award by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business....

2010-11-17 07:00:00

Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont Scholarship Programs Help Video Game Students Achieve Educational Goals CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the professional video games organization advancing the awareness of the artistic value of its interactive entertainment community, has named the winners for its annual scholarship programs. Four recipients - Stephen Campbell (Lebanon Valley College), Grant Kao (The...

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2010-11-03 11:10:00

Men, women equally concerned about higher tuition, lower salaries; pattern will repeat in medicine, law fields Women now dominate the field of veterinary medicine "” the result of a nearly 40-year trend that is likely to repeat itself in the fields of medicine and law. That's the conclusion of a new study that found three factors that appear to be driving the change: the 1972 federal amendment that outlaws discrimination against female students; male applicants to graduate schools who...

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2010-10-28 08:34:33

Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological sites in coastal areas around the world will be lost to erosion. With no hope of saving all of these sites, archaeologists Torben Rick from the Smithsonian Institution, Leslie Reeder of Southern Methodist University, and Jon Erlandson of the University of Oregon have issued a call to action for scientists to assess the sites most at risk. Writing in the Journal of Coastal Conservation...

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2010-10-22 08:57:13

Paleobotanical data for Africa are generally meager and uneven for the Cenozoic The landscape of Central Africa 65 million years ago was a low-elevation tropical belt, but the jury is still out on whether the region's mammals browsed and hunted beneath the canopy of a lush rainforest. The scientific evidence for a tropical rainforest at that time is weak and far from convincing, says paleobotanist Bonnie F. Jacobs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Fossil pollen from Central and West...

2010-10-14 12:05:00

DALLAS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Known as a top business center in the nation, Dallas will host the 48th annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers April 7-9, 2011, at Southern Methodist University. Headlining the Dallas conference will be: Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, who will deliver the conference opening address. Gary Kelly, chairman and chief executive of Southwest Airlines; and Gerard J. Arpey, chairman...

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2010-09-30 07:57:57

New research challenges the controversial theory that an ancient comet impact devastated the Clovis people, one of the earliest known cultures to inhabit North America. Writing in the October issue of Current Anthropology, archaeologists Vance Holliday (University of Arizona) and David Meltzer (Southern Methodist University) argue that there is nothing in the archaeological record to suggest an abrupt collapse of Clovis populations. "Whether or not the proposed extraterrestrial impact...

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2010-09-25 06:49:27

Taking a new look at old digs: Trampling animals can alter muddy Paleolithic sites Archaeologists who interpret Stone Age culture from discoveries of ancient tools and artifacts may need to reanalyze some of their conclusions. That's the finding suggested by a new study that for the first time looked at the impact of water buffalo and goats trampling artifacts into mud. In seeking to understand how much artifacts can be disturbed, the new study documented how animal trampling in a...