Baylor University and Harvard Medical School Researchers Help Make Pediatric Eye Cancer Easier to Detect
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2013) -- Can parents use digital cameras and smart phones to potentially screen their children for the most common form of pediatric eye cancer? Baylor University and Harvard Medical School researchers believe so.
Watching R-rated Movies Cuts Down on Church Attendance, Lessens Importance of Faith for Young People, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2013) -- Viewing R-rated movies leads to decreased church attendance and lessens importance of faith among young people, but it does not influence whether they have doubts about their beliefs, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher published online in the Review of Religious Research.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2013) -- People who have had what they believe to be supernatural experiences are more likely to be "religious givers," with their behavior based on cost-benefit principles that work in other transactions -- whether that be through Amazon.com or an auto repair shop, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2013) -- Paying extra bucks to "go green" in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study.
'Cyberchondria' -- Anxiety from Online Searches About Health -- Is Worse for Those Who Fear the Unknown, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2013) -- Turning to the Internet to find out what ails you is common, but for folks who have trouble handling uncertainty, "cyberchondria" - the online counterpart to hypochondria - worsens as they seek answers, according to a Baylor University researcher.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2013) -- "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust" may be the traditional view when it comes to death. But "ashes to tattoos" is one unconventional way people have found to honor their dead, as mourning goes skin-deep, mobile, wearable and virtual this century.
Baylor Professors Use Whale Earwax to Develop New Method of Determining Lifetime Contaminant Exposure in Whales
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Baylor University professors Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., have developed a novel technique for reconstructing contaminant and hormone profiles using whale earplugs, determining--for the first time--lifetime chemical exposures and hormone profiles--from birth to death--for an individual whale, information that was previously unattainable.
Novelty of Eco-Friendly Bamboo Garments Lures Consumers -- If the Price Is Right, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Consumers who plan to buy eco-friendly bamboo apparel are attracted if the price is right, but their next consideration is the novelty of the product, according to a new study by Baylor University researchers.
Walmart Foundation Grant Establishes Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between Baylor's Texas Hunger Initiative and Business School
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2013) - As students across the nation head back to school, a team of multidisciplinary researchers with Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and Hankamer School of Business - funded by a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation - are on track to better understand the vast landscape of summer and afterschool federal child nutrition programs and what can be done to improve them, such as through the development of a fiscally sustainable year-round business model.
Sexual Health for Postmenopausal Women With Hot Flashes Is Improved by Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes, according to Baylor University researchers who presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's recent annual meeting.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) -- Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
The "Messy Middle": Many Evangelicals Are Ambivalent about Homosexuality and Civil Unions for Gays, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) -- Tolerance toward gays and lesbians is growing within the evangelical community -- long a stronghold against homosexuality -- with many expressing ambivalence, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2013) -- A faith-based prisoner re-entry program in Minnesota has saved an estimated $3 million by reducing recidivism, according to a Baylor University study published in the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.
Southerners Are Less Trusting, but People Who Trust Are More Likely to Cooperate to Save the Environment, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (July 30, 2013) -- Southerners are generally not as trusting as people who live in other parts of the country, but trusting people are more likely to cooperate in recycling, buying green products and conserving water, a new Baylor University study on environmental protection shows.
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2013) -- The most common thing that couples want from each other during a conflict is not an apology, but a willingness to relinquish power, according to a new Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2013) -- People punish generous group members by rejecting them socially -- even when the generosity benefits everyone -- because the "big givers" are nonconformists, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2013) -- Two new Baylor University studies show that Israeli Jewish adults who attend synagogue regularly, pray often, and consider themselves religious are significantly healthier and happier than their non-religious counterparts.
Black-white Education Achievement Gap Is Worsened by Unresponsive State Policymakers, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2013) -- State policymakers' attention to teacher quality--an issue education research shows is essential to improving schooling outcomes for racial minority students--is highly responsive to low graduation rates among white students, but not to low graduation rates among black students, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2013) -- Young adults who deem themselves "spiritual but not religious" are more likely to commit property crimes -- and to a lesser extent, violent ones -- than those who identify themselves as either "religious and spiritual" or "religious but not spiritual," according to Baylor University researchers.
Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affect Black and Hispanic Students More Than Asian and White Students
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2013) - When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according to a study published in the current issue of Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The study underscores the importance of understanding how adolescents respond to fast-food availability near school.
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.
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