Research

[Ichthyosaur]
5/19/2020
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2020) – A Russian paleontologist visiting the Natural History Museum in London desperately wanted a good look at the skeleton of an extinct aquatic reptile, but its glass case was too far up the wall. So he attached his digital camera to a fishing rod and — with several clicks — snagged a big one, scientifically speaking.
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5/18/2020
WACO, Texas (May 18, 2020) – Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity, in humans, according to a Baylor University study.
[open table]
5/7/2020
WACO, Texas (May 7, 2020) — Youth aging out of foster care, at-risk single moms and homeless veterans achieved significant life transformation through an intensive, volunteer-based, relationship-focused model, according to a preliminary study of a limited number of participants in the Open Table program conducted by Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior.
[Baylor McNair Scholars]
5/4/2020
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2020) – The Baylor University Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, known nationally as the McNair Scholars Program, is wrapping up an impressive 2019-2020 academic year with an inaugural national McNair Research Conference held in September and Baylor’s largest graduating cohort of McNair Scholars.
[AA & CBT]
4/27/2020
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2020) – Most treatment providers for individuals with alcohol use disorders are well versed in either the 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program or in a different treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy — but the two approaches can mesh well, according to a Baylor University researcher.
[worship online]
4/15/2020
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2020) – Religious Americans were better able than less religious ones to weather the economic storm of the 2008 recession, at least in terms of well-being, according to a study that may have implications for the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
[music and sleep]
4/7/2020
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2020) – College students who listened to classical music by Beethoven and Chopin during a computer-interactive lecture on microeconomics — and heard the music again that night — did better on a test the next day than did peers who were in the same lecture, but instead slept that evening with white noise in the background.
[pterosaur]
3/24/2020
WACO, Texas (March 24, 2020) – Three new species of toothed pterosaurs — flying reptiles of the Cretaceous period, some 100 million years ago — have been identified in Africa by an international team of scientists led by Baylor University.
[immigration]
3/16/2020
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2020) – A clear majority of participants in a national survey about the zero-tolerance policy on the United States/Mexico border strongly opposed separating immigrant families and charging the parents as criminals, according to Baylor University research.
[Lily's Pad]
3/4/2020
WACO, Texas (March 4, 2020) – Baylor University interior design students and an associate professor are assisting with the design for a hyperclean play space for children who have cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy, as well as for youngsters with a host of other diseases which also may compromise immunity.
[Bryan W. Brooks]
2/27/2020
WACO, TX (Feb. 27, 2020) – American Journal of Public Health has published a new article, “Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health,” which aims to identify priority challenges and related research needs to catalyze effective delivery of essential environmental health services for common environmental health program areas in U.S. health departments.
[tattoos made by heaven]
2/12/2020
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2020) – With more than a quarter of U.S. adults now having tattoos — and nearly half of millennials sporting them — only a handful of studies have focused on religious tattoos. But a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Texas Tech University analyzes faith-centered tattoos and is the first to use visual images of them.
[Bryan W. Brooks]
2/3/2020
WASHINGTON (Feb. 3, 2020) — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., of Baylor University has joined Environmental Science & Technology Letters as editor-in-chief.
[TBJ Survey]
1/17/2020
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2020) – Baylor University and the Texas Business Journals today unveiled the results of a research partnership that provide insights from business leaders across the state.
[Samuel Urlacher Shuar2]
12/18/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2019) — Forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they do spend calories differently. That finding provides clues for understanding and reversing global trends in obesity and poor metabolic health, according to a Baylor University researcher in a study published in Science Advances.
[Marco Franco]
12/13/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2019) – Marco Franco, a doctoral candidate in environmental science at Baylor University, has been awarded the 2020 Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods from the Society of Toxicology.
[Dr. Emeka Okafor]
12/13/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2019) – Emeka Okafor, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology in public health at Baylor University, has received a career development grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of drug use, particularly cannabis, on treatment outcomes of patients with HIV.
12/10/2019
Two faculty members from Baylor University, Michael Richards and Forest Kim, authored an article in a special issue of Health Management, Policy and Innovation (HMPI) focused on articles about reforming the U.S. healthcare system with solutions designed to build bipartisan buy-in.
[med questionnaire]
12/9/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 09, 2019) – Preventing serious medical conditions typically requires patients to follow treatment plans, which may involve taking medication, exercising or following a diet. Although the effectiveness of these plans often depends on patients adhering to their treatment plan, around 50 percent of patients fail to adequately use those plans, studies show.
[UNCOVER EH]
12/4/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) — Hundreds of environmental health professionals across the nation report challenges and research needs in six areas — drinking water quality, wastewater management, healthy homes, food safety, public health pests and emerging issues such as disaster risk reduction and new facility types for body art and cannabis-infused products — in research from Baylor University and partners.
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