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

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...
14-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites


Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation...
8-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


How the World’s Fastest Muscle Created Four Unique Bird Species

When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason this exotic bird has evolved into four distinct species,...
30-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


African Fires Wipe Out Endangered Rhino’s Favorite Foods

Fires in the African savannah – planned by national park staff to regenerate the preferred grasses of grazers such as wildebeests and zebras – are killing the few foods that endangered black rhinos love to eat.
23-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Mellon Foundation Awards $850,000 Grant to Wake Forest for Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged:...
2-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Self-Driving Cars: WFU Engineering Students Kick the Tires on Safety and Ethics

The future of self-driving cars seemed all but inevitable — until a fatal crash in Arizona last month prompted tech companies, automakers and lawmakers to pump the brakes.
2-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Dining Dilemmas Give WFU Students Food for Thought from Dining Room to Treatment Room

Wake Forest University students participating in next week’s “Dining Dilemmas” have a healthy appetite for exploring bioethics and building community.
11-Apr-2018 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


How to Win Big with Summer Interns

The tight labor market combined with a positive economic outlook are making recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent more challenging. Summer internships for college students are win-win when organizations teach students about their work...
14-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST


This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of great conversation

8-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST


Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Gold’s a Great Gift if You Know Its Source, Too

7-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST


Expert on Virginia Constitution available to comment on gubernatorial removal, succession issues

6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST


Political rancor and uncertainty of Brexit may damage the British economy for some time to come, says WFU international economics expert Sandeep Mazumder

16-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST


Five golden rings … and an environmental dilemma

18-Dec-2018 10:15 AM EST


#ACA ruling brings uncertainty to healthcare market. @WakeForest health economics expert available.

15-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST


Climate Change: Wake Forest University Experts

12-Dec-2018 4:30 PM EST

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