Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle...
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Comfortable with Conflict: Wake Forest University Faculty Help Students Navigate Political Divisions
At Wake Forest, faculty are making conscious efforts to help students get comfortable with a healthy degree of conflict as part of their academic and personal growth. Instead of shying away from studying topics that evoke strong – and often...
17-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Thanks to a $900,000 award from the National Science Foundation, Wake Forest University researchers are examining how the plant hormone ethylene affects growth and development of the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a genetic model used to...
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A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications.
5-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
In a concluding act of extraordinary generosity that will make college more affordable and accessible for generations of students, Porter Byrum has left a bequest of more than $140 million to Wake Forest University, Queens University of Charlotte...
2-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Wake Forest University is convening a group of national thought-leaders across the ideological spectrum to explore what it means to live in a society that is more diverse, polarized, global and virtual than ever before.
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The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $680,000 grant to Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos. In addition to funding research that helps scientists better understand life on earth, the grant also...
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Science educators at Wake Forest University are testing how automated feedback combined with new one-on-one teaching methods can improve scientific writing from STEM undergraduates – and result in better explanation of research to the public.
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Wake Forest University Professor Barry Trachtenberg, a nationally recognized expert in Jewish history, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary next week. Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) invited Trachtenberg to share his...
3-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Today is the first day health insurance exchanges begin enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's Healthcare.gov. Wake Forest University health economics expert Christina Marsh Dalton says the shorter enrollment time, the reduction in advertising...
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Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps?
8-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT
For more than 25 years, Nielsen has taught “Fathers and Daughters,” the only known college class in the country devoted exclusively to dad-daughter relationships. An accomplished teacher-scholar, Nielsen is the author of five books and numerous...
12-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
With the first anniversary of the passage of North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2) approaching this week, several Wake Forest experts are available to comment on the original legislation, appeal proposals, court challenges and the impact on the state.
22-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Research shows pros on par fives with tee-shot penalties are likely to take greater risks in their approach shots — leading to disastrous consequences for the golfers' performances. Wake Forest sports economist Todd McFall uses PGA Tour's ShotLink...
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