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Oct
17
2019
Bolivian Forager-Farmers Confront Changes in Lifestyle and Health
Lifestyle may be central to maintaining health in a small society undergoing change in livelihood and nutrition, Baylor University researcher finds.
Oct
16
2019
NIH Grant to Fund Studies of Nurse Virtual Reality Training
Funding allows Baylor researchers to study how VR simulator for training nurses can address medication administration errors
Oct
10
2019
Seeing What’s Beneath From High Above
Baylor professor’s research illuminates sub-surface elements of the Moon, Mercury.
Oct
7
2019
A Partnership to Fight “Other” Diseases
Baylor University and the Baylor College of Medicine's (BCM) National School of Tropical Medicine (NSTM) work together to fight neglected tropical diseases that prey on the world's most vulnerable.
Oct
4
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.
Oct
3
2019
Baylor announced the formation of a postdoctoral researcher hiring program to support and enhance research across the University. The postdoctoral hiring program will dramatically accelerate Baylor research through the planned addition of 65 professional researchers.
Sep
26
2019
Texas Hunger Initiative Receives $2.6 Million Walmart Foundation Grant
The Walmart Foundation announced today that Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has received a $2.6 million grant to continue its work to end hunger in Texas through support of child nutrition outreach.
Sep
24
2019
$5 Million USDA Grant Boosts Study In Baylor's Texas Hunger Initiative
Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative announces a $5 million grant for an innovative approach to the expansion of food access for students living in rural Texas communities.
Sep
24
2019
Unearthing the Past for Modern Understanding
Baylor archaeologist Julie Hoggarth drew widespread attention for the discovery of a 9th Century Mayan vase, an important find and one of many examples of the ways her work illuminates modern understanding of ancient cultures.
Sep
20
2019
Connecting the Dots Between Autism and Epilepsy
Over the last decade, scientists have recognized a strong relationship between autism and epilepsy. Baylor neuroscientist Joaquin Lugo is at the forefront of researching those conditions and their impact on the developing brain.
Sep
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.
Sep
18
2019
Baylor Geosciences Professor Honored For Desert Research
A Baylor professor is the recipient of a prestigious international award for research in the world's most arid spaces. Geoscientist Steve Forman is the 21st recipient of the Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research from the Geological Society of America.
Sep
17
2019
Baylor Announces Funding Of Two Endowed Positions
Baylor University today announced the funding of two faculty positions under the Baylor Academic Challenge matching program, creating new faculty positions within the Hankamer School of Business and in support of the University’s Baylor in Latin America Initiative.
Sep
16
2019
Dietary Changes Impact Bolivian Farmers' Cardiovascular Health
People known for ‘astonishing’ cardiovascular health are going to market and changing their diets — with the biggest difference being more cooking oil, a Baylor University anthropologist says.
Aug
28
2019
Baylor Officially Announces Pursuit of Research 1/Tier 1 Goals
Baylor University officially announced plans to pursue Research 1/Tier 1 (R1/T1) recognition through research growth that will position Baylor among the nation's top research universities.
Aug
27
2019
At Home in Polluted Waters
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"
Aug
27
2019
Communities, Trauma and Resilience
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.
Aug
27
2019
Connections in Hearing, Pathways to Healing
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.
Aug
27
2019
For the Living and the Dead
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.
Aug
27
2019
Zero Room for Error
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.
Aug
23
2019
Caregivers of People with Dementia Are Losing Sleep
Poor sleep can be a minus for caregivers — and, in turn, for those in their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say.
Aug
19
2019
Video Series Highlights Stress, Coping and Health
A series of videos produced by Baylor psychologist Annie Ginty explains stress and its impact on the body, and shares how individuals can cope and live happier lives.
Jul
30
2019
Key Environmental Quality Research Questions Identified for North America
Global Horizon Scanning Project will help scientists address pressing environmental and health issues in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Jul
25
2019
Bottom-Line Supervisors Fail To Get Employees' Best
Supervisors driven by profits could actually be hurting their coveted bottom lines by losing the respect of their employees, who counter by withholding performance, according to a new study led by Baylor University.
Jul
16
2019
Anthropology of Health
Baylor's historically strong anthropology department looks to the future with a focus on health.
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