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.
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.
Here, a free smartphone application (CRADLE: ComputeR-Assisted Detector of LEukocoria) was engineered to detect photographic leukocoria and is available for download under the name “White Eye Detector.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poor sleep can be a minus for caregivers — and, in turn, for those in their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say.
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.
Global Horizon Scanning Project will help scientists address pressing environmental and health issues in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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.
Baylor's historically strong anthropology department looks to the future with a focus on health.
As a national research leader on the works of African American composers, Horace Maxile Jr., is part excavator and part evangelist. His discoveries shine a light on the important contributions made to classical and concert music.
A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the dynamic process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing repair.
People who care for their parents outside of their full-time jobs, for no pay, experience considerable disruption of their workplace routines. Many are not getting employer support for a variety of reasons according to a Baylor University researcher.
A mysterious mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system and may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon, according to a Baylor University study led by Peter B. James, Ph.D., assistant professor of planetary geophysics.
Belief in the “Prosperity Gospel” — that God financially blesses faithful followers — does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. But prosperity beliefs can fuel values linked to entrepreneurial thinking, according to a Baylor University study.
A Baylor researcher is the principal investigator of UNCOVER EH, a groundbreaking initiative to strengthen the practice of environmental health.
Baylor University has partnered with the Department of Energy and other universities to address the country’s water security issues. Amanda Hering, a leading researcher in statistics, the environment and water, leads the Baylor team.
Research may have implications for Alzheimer’s Disease or preventing the immune system from rejecting organ transplants, a Baylor-led study finds.
Two Baylor engineering professors, Annette von Jouanne and Alex Yokochi, will soon reach a significant milestone after more than 10 years of research - commercialization and the completion of their current Department of Energy grant on converting waste methane into liquid fuel.
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a five-year study that included a team from Baylor.
A Baylor study examines a contrast to historical gender stereotypes in Facebook memes in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $2.6 million grant to Sarah Schnitker, associate professor of psychology, to galvanize widespread scientific development of virtue interventions for adolescents in athletic teams, religious organizations, youth community centers and more.
Children in Somaliland suffer a significant burden of health conditions that could be bettered by surgery, but most of these needs are going unmet, according to a study co-led by Baylor University assistant professor epidemiology Emily Smith.
Working in the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Lab at the BRIC, Dr. Liang Dong and his research team are helping to secure big data generated by the power grid.
A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk, according to a study led by Baylor University researcher Tamar Carter.
Dr. Paul Ro, Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, wasn't looking to leave the university he'd called home for 29 years, a place he joined just hours after graduating from MIT. But when Baylor called in 2018, the vision of a preeminent Christian research university drew him here.
Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, such as libraries, parks, highways, natural resources and police protection, a Baylor University study has found.
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 didn't, according to Baylor University research collaboration between Psychology & Neuroscience and Interior Design.
An interdisciplinary team of scholars Baylor has been conducting research in Belize, studying the long-term influence of climate change on livelihood strategies that focus on agricultural production and distribution, as well as how food security impacts nutritional security and human health status.
In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers Stephen Trumble and Sascha Usenko were able to reconstruct baleen whales’ lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years.
Last year, two Baylor faculty members received the most coveted grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to young researchers. The awards underscored the growing importance of materials science –– research that promises to make a significant impact on future technology.
Veterans with combat-related PTSD had an improved quality of life after a therapeutic horseback riding program, according to a Baylor University study led by Beth Lanning from the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.
An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University researchers and physicians were awarded a grant to develop a mobile health app to boost awareness and educate those in India who are most at risk for diabetes.
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.
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 examines the impact of remote work on employee well-being.
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.
Faculty and students in the University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) take part in research to improve a variety of issues in the aviation industry.
The percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States nearly doubled from 1998 to 2012, with about one in five American congregants attending a place of worship that is racially mixed, according to a Baylor University study.
New research findings from Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work could change the adoption landscape for birth mothers struggling with the life-altering decision to place their children.