Research

[sleep points]
12/3/2018
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2018) — Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research.
[Two heads]
11/15/2018
A new “buddy system” of nursing education — in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the “real world” of nursing — is effective, according to a study by Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.
[Whaling 1]
11/12/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) — In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales’ lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years.
[Data Sciences]
10/25/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2018) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $3.5 million from Mark and Jennifer McCollum of Houston to create the McCollum Family Chair in Data Sciences within Baylor’s nationally ranked School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS). The $3.5 million gift is part of a larger $11.5 million commitment from the McCollums to Give Light, the University’s upcoming comprehensive philanthropy campaign.
[Therapeutic Horseback Riding]
10/24/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2018) — Veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder were less anxious and depressed and had an improved quality of life after an eight-week therapeutic horseback riding program, according to a Baylor University study.
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10/22/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2018) – An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University researchers – from nursing and business information systems to art and video game design – and physicians from Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Bengaluru, India, were awarded a 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant from the U.S. India Education Foundation (USIEF) to develop a diabetes mobile health app to boost awareness and educate those in India who are most at risk for diabetes.
[NSF CAREER Awards]
10/3/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports researchers at every level of experience, but the agency also places a high priority on cultivating the work of promising scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians through Early Career Development Grants, known collectively as CAREER grants. Five Baylor University faculty members have received these grants that dramatically develop their research paths early in their academic careers.
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9/18/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2018) – Many U.S. employees believe working from home – or at least away from the office – can bring freedom and stress-free job satisfaction. A new Baylor University study says, “Not so fast.”
[McNair Scholars Summer Research]
9/13/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – One of the many benefits for the high-caliber students participating in Baylor University’s McNair Scholars program is the opportunity to conduct research with their faculty mentors over the summer. The McNair Scholars program prepares first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students to achieve their goal of attaining a doctoral degree.
[youths and dead mothers]
9/11/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2018) — Bereaved children whose late mothers were very religious are likely to be less religious after their mother dies than youths who did not suffer a maternal loss. Conversely, children whose late mothers placed no importance on religion are more likely to become religious — especially when it comes to praying often, a Baylor University study finds.
[risky]
9/5/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2018) — Teens who took a supplemental drivers’ education program — including tours of emergency rooms, ICUs and a morgue — showed greater awareness of the consequences of risky driving and of how they can avoid dangers, a Baylor study found. But data from a two-month follow-up to the program was inconclusive as to whether the program made a difference in the youths’ behavior behind the wheel.
[Viziv BRIC Partnership Graphic]
8/28/2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2018) – Viziv Technologies LLC and Baylor University have announced a new research partnership aimed at commercializing an entirely new means of delivering electrical energy wirelessly over long distances.
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8/21/2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2018) – Religious people tend to be more charitable than their nonreligious counterparts, but they’ll think twice about opening their wallets if it prolongs their next big purchase, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
[brain]
8/20/2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2018) — Children with certain types of brain tumors who undergo radiation treatment are less likely to recall the specifics of events they experienced after radiation than to remember pre-treatment happenings, according to a Baylor University study comparing them to children with healthy brains.
[grip]
8/13/2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2018) — Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children.
[Oxhandler]
7/25/2018
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2018) – A majority of young adults with severe mental illness – bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression – consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
[Bryan Brooks]
7/24/2018
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2018) – Environmental scientists have identified 22 key research questions surrounding the risks associated with chemicals in the environment in Europe.
[med questionnaire]
7/16/2018
WACO, Texas (July 16, 2018) — For anyone who has ever taken a survey after a medical appointment and wondered whether the effort was worthwhile, the answer is probably “No,” says a Baylor University psychologist. But a study of a new tool he developed suggests it works better than others.
[Pricing]
7/11/2018
WACO, Texas (July 11, 2018) – A traditional belief in retail marketing is that prices ending in “9” – $1.99 or $2.99, for example – will prompt more purchases than a whole number. But is that true? And is a simple one-penny price difference the best tactic to sell more products?
[Negative couples]
6/26/2018
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2018) — Refraining from bad behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than showing positive behavior, according to a Baylor University study.
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