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

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

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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.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Wildlife,

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

Hold the Mustard: What Makes Spiders Fussy Eaters

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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.

Channels: Nature, Wildlife,

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

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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.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment,

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

For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

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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.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Education, STEM Education,

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

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

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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.

Channels: Entrepreneurship,

Released:
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

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

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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.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition, Obesity, Seniors,

Released:
14-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST
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