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Newswise: USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center

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USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center’s study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.

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23-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    15-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711303

Hold the Mustard: What Makes Spiders Fussy Eaters

Wake Forest University

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of Wake Forest University sensory neuroscientists, including C.J. Saunders.

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14-Apr-2019 9:05 PM EDT
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WFU facilities staff to star in performance this fall

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University and Forklift Danceworks are co-creating “From the Ground Up” – a dance featuring the movement and stories of custodial, maintenance and utilities, landscaping, construction, and waste reduction employees. The large-scale performance will take place on Hearn Plaza Oct. 4 and 5.

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27-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

Article ID: 708798

For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

Wake Forest University

Improving achievement in the first course in engineering may lay the foundation for more women and minorities to pursue engineering as a major, according to new research by Wake Forest University economics professor Amanda Griffith.

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28-Feb-2019 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Expert Available: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.

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Expert Available: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.

Wake Forest University

The importance of having a sound business idea for a startup is essential, but identifying the ideas most likely to go from concept to venture is challenging. Statistics show that about 34% of startups fail within the first two years and 56% within the first four years. Most failures are due, in part, to the pursuit of ideas that are poorly selected and/or tested.

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14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely

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New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely

Wake Forest University

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers.

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14-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST
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