Baylor University Researcher Finds Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2013) -- A recent Baylor University research study has shed new light on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some the earliest human ancestors in Africa.
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2013) -- An acute dose of alcohol may cause greater impairment in coordination, learning and memory in the elderly than in young people, according to a study by Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2013) - Businesses that want to provide better customer service and decrease employee turnover may be wise to hire managers who have the attributes of servant leaders, according to a Baylor University study in the journal The Leadership Quarterly.
WACO, Texas (March 28, 2013)- People living near asphalt pavement sealed with coal tar have an elevated risk of cancer, according to a study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Much of this calculated excess risk results from exposures in children, age six or younger, to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the sealant.
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2013) - A genetic analysis by Baylor University biologists suggests that the stocking of Florida bass in Texas reservoirs impacts bass populations far beyond the actual stocking location.
Grown Children of Divorced Parents Are More Likely to Switch Religions or Pull Away from Organized Religion
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2013) -- Adults whose parents were divorced are more likely to switch religions or disassociate themselves from institutional religions altogether -- but growing up in a single-parent family does not have any effect on private religious life, including praying, according to a study by a Baylor University sociologist.
Baylor University Researchers Study Barriers and Resources to Physical Activity in Texas Border Towns
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2013) --Obesity, diabetes and other ailments plague impoverished communities at higher rates than the general United States population. In rural Texas border towns, or colonias, Mexican-American residents are at an even greater risk for chronic health problems.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2013) - Companies may overreact to social or environmental activists protesting their business practices, according to a Baylor University article in the Academy of Management Review. The article examined why some firms are more likely to change such practices than others, as well as whether and how targeted firms and other industry members will change.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2013) - Melinda Creech spends her days at a special collections library in Texas digitizing letters of immortal lovers/Victorian poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She spends her Sunday nights among British nobility in the televised world of Downton Abbey, where she recently discovered a connection between the real-world Robert Browning and the hugely successful TV show and its main character, Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham.
Online Social Networking at Work Can Improve Morale and Reduce Employee Turnover, According to Baylor Study
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2013) - By allowing employees to participate in a work-sponsored internal social networking site, a company can improve morale and reduce turnover, according to a Baylor University case study published in the European Journal of Information Systems.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2013) -- Public relations professionals who have provided ethics counsel to senior management are at least as fervent about serving the public interest -- sometimes even more so -- as they are about their duty to their organizations, according to a Baylor University researcher.
Low pH Levels Can Eliminate Harmful Blooms of Golden Algae, One Cause of Massive Fish Kills, Baylor University Researchers Find
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2012) --Baylor University researchers are one step closer to understanding the algae that causes a substantial number of fish deaths in more than 18 states.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) -- With a single social-media misstep, student-athletes could lose athletic eligibility or a scholarship. But that's not stopping them from using Twitter - sometimes even during games, when they may see harsh criticism of their performances from fans, according to a study conducted by Baylor University and Clemson University researchers.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10 2012) - Reminders of money play an important role in charitable giving and attitudes toward giving even among adolescents, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2012) --A controversial treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not only ineffective but may be harmful, according to a study conducted by Baylor University researchers.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2012) - Cell phone and instant messaging addictions are driven by materialism and impulsiveness and can be compared to consumption pathologies like compulsive buying and credit card misuse, according to a Baylor University study in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2012) -- Blending religion with familism -- a strong commitment to lifelong marriage and childbearing -- dampens secular civic participation, according to research by a Baylor University sociologist.
Fan Reaction to Sports Ads At Homestead-Miami Speedway to be studied by Baylor University Using RFID
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2012) - Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, has received a grant from The Wharton School's Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to study fan engagement with sponsors at sporting events.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2012) - Baylor University has been awarded two new federal grants for research on Gulf War illness, the complex medical condition that affects veterans of the 1991 war. The grants, from the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs of the U.S. Department of Defense, total nearly $1.6 million, and bring current federal funding for Baylor's Gulf War research program to over $2.3 million.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2012) - Waco-area residents are reporting relatively high levels of satisfaction with their community as a great place to live, according to a survey conducted and analyzed by Baylor University's Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD).
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (Aug. 23, 2012) - University students, including engineering students from Baylor University, will put their academic skills to the test when atmospheric and technology experiments they developed fly on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket. The launch is scheduled to take place between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m. CT Friday, Aug. 24, from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. The launch was originally scheduled for Aug. 23 but was scrubbed due to boats in the hazard area.
Baylor University Scientists Build Database for More Accurate and Efficient Soil-based Climate Reconstruction
WACO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2012) - Baylor University scientists are developing a soils database that will help geologists and soil scientists to more quickly and accurately analyze data from fossilized soils to determine and reconstruct ancient climates.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2012) - In East Africa, the complex interaction of geologic processes and climatic changes over the past 35 million years have shaped the extraordinary diversification of over 2,000 species of cichlid fish in Lakes Victoria, Malawi, and Tanganyika.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2012) - Waco and McLennan County residents are reporting higher rates of feeling safe in their local neighborhoods, according to survey results released today by Baylor University's Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD).
WACO, Texas (July 4, 2012) - Baylor University postdoctoral research associate Azeddine Kasmi, Ph.D., will present the latest results on the search for the Higgs boson from the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experiment at the International Conference on High Energy Physics currently underway in Melbourne, Australia.
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