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Lose Fat, Preserve Muscle: Weight Training Beats Cardio for Older Adults


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...
1-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

$900K NSF Grant Helps Wake Forest Researchers Look for the Big Picture in Big Data


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...
9-Oct-2017 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New ‘Molecular Trap’ Cleans More Radioactive Waste From Nuclear Fuel Rods

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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

Wake Forest, Queens & Wingate Universities Receive $140+ Million Gift From Porter Byrum


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

WFU Announces Gathering of National Leaders to ‘Rethink Community’ Oct. 19-21


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.
27-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NSF Grant Supports Biochemistry Research and Mentoring Outreach


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...
26-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Automated Feedback: The New Science of Grading STEM Papers


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.
13-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wake Forest University History Professor to Testify on Capitol Hill About Antisemitism


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

Changes and Uncertainty in ACA Likely to Impact Enrollment


Today is the first day health insurance exchanges begin enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's Wake Forest University health economics expert Christina Marsh Dalton says the shorter enrollment time, the reduction in advertising...
1-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EDT

WFU Expert Explains Special Counsel Mueller’s Speed and Tactics


26-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Former EPA Official: Harvey Polluted Floodwaters Pose Challenges


1-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Where Colleges School Google: Creating a Culture That Supports Women, Minorities in STEM


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

Father’s Day: WFU Expert Available on ‘Dadvertising,’ Divorce & More

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

WFU Experts Available: HB2 One Year Later


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

Pros Penalized Off the Tee at the Masters Are More Likely to Take Risks


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...
7-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST

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