Research

[tsimane man]
10/16/2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2019) — A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and knowledge of forest medicine — but others are starting to favor material wealth, a Baylor University study finds.
[NIH grant LHSON VR]
10/15/2019
DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 15, 2019) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have received funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to develop and study an immersive virtual reality simulator for nurses to train on safe medication administration practices.
[Dr. Min Dr. Paul]
10/3/2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2019) – Baylor University announced today the formation of a postdoctoral researcher hiring program to support and enhance research across the University. The postdoctoral hiring program will dramatically accelerate Baylor’s efforts to deliver top-level research marked by quality, visibility and impact through the planned addition of 65 professional researchers over the next three years.
[CRADLE Figure 1]
10/3/2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2019) — A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma, an aggressive pediatric eye cancer — has passed its first big test.
[Kathy Krey, Ph.D.,]
9/24/2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2019) – Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative has taken an important step this week in helping move the University towards its Research 1/Tier 1 aspirations with the announcement of a $5 million grant to expand access to food for students living in rural Texas communities.
[Amanda S. Hering, Ph.D.]
9/23/2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2019) – Amanda S. Hering, Ph.D., associate professor of statistical science in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Abdel El-Shaarawi Early Investigator’s Award from The International Environmetrics Society (TIES).
[McNair Research Conference]
9/20/2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2019) – Baylor University’s McNair Scholars program will host its inaugural national McNair Research Conference Sept. 26-27 on the Baylor campus, highlighting student research presentations from McNair Scholars at Baylor and around the country, as well as other Baylor undergraduates engaged in faculty-mentored research.
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9/19/2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2019) – Storytelling that educates and entertains – aka “edutainment” – is a powerful communications tool that can lead to positive health-related changes among multicultural millennials, according to a new marketing study from Baylor University.
[Forman Award for Desert Research]
9/17/2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2019) – Steven L. Forman, Ph.D., professor of geosciences and director of the Geoluminescence Dating Research Laboratory at Baylor University, will receive the international Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research from the Geological Society of America, becoming only the 21st scientist to receive the award. The GSA will present Forman with the award during the organization’s meeting Sept. 23 in Phoenix, Arizona.
[Cooking oil and bolivia]
9/16/2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2019) — A group of forager-farmers in Bolivia’s tropical forests — known for having remarkable cardiovascular health and low blood pressure — experienced changes in body mass and diet over a nine-year period, with increased use of cooking oil being the most notable dietary change.
[Howard Lee]
9/13/2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2019) – Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded the prestigious Director’s Fellowship from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
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9/4/2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2019) – For millions of football fans across the United States, fall is the time to break out the grills, load vehicles with coolers and food and games, and gather with friends for the time-honored tradition of tailgating.
[R1/T1 Announcement]
8/28/2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2019) – At today’s regular Fall Faculty Meeting, Baylor University officially announced plans to pursue Research 1/Tier 1 (R1/T1) recognition by building on Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, which will guide Baylor towards joining the nation’s top research universities and achieving status as the world’s preeminent Christian research university.
8/27/2019
The waters in and along the Houston Ship Channel teem with evidence of human activity. Surrounded by oil refineries and leading to the Port of Houston, the channel is highly polluted and inhospitable to aquatic life. Yet, the Gulf killifish thrives in that environment. Cole Matson's groundbreaking research bridges environmental and data sciences to discover how one fish "pulled a rabbit out of a hat"
8/27/2019
Community. For Sara Dolan, a nationally-recognized Baylor professor, researcher and "Citizen Psychologist," it’s the place where her research finds its deepest meaning. When communities experience trauma, she partners with others to illuminate paths to recovery.
8/27/2019
Sound’s journey from the ear to the brain is relatively short, but the space between is filled with profound meaning. Dwayne Simmons, PhD, has dedicated his internationally recognized research to studying how sensory cells in the ear and neurons in the brain respond to aging. On a broader level, he’s pursuing breakthroughs in the auditory system that could impact areas far beyond hearing.
8/27/2019
Lori Baker has changed the ways we approach the sad experience of immigrants lost along the U.S/Mexico border. Her organization, Reuniting Families, brings dignity and closure through forensic work that identifies and repatriates.
8/27/2019
David Jack has become a national leader across the spectrum of materials science: composite production, ultrasonic techniques for the non-destructive evaluation of composites, composite modeling and more. Closer to the homes and hearts of the end-users his research eventually impacts, is the fact that Jack’s work makes planes and automobiles safer to enjoy.
[caregivers and sleep]
8/23/2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2019) — Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep — a negative for themselves and potentially for those who receive their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say.
[stress and young people]
8/19/2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Whether making the transition to college, starting a new job, ending a relationship or retiring, change can cause psychological stress, which in turn can make for wear and tear on the body. A new video series from Baylor University offers ways to cope.
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