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Beating bad bacteria

July 31, 2014  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Personal and Career Development, Pro Humanitate, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Working Together

Sophomore Hannah Martin and Patricia Dos Santos, an associate professor of chemistry, are tackling the problem of how to target harmful bacteria while sparing beneficial bacteria that make it possible for humans to live healthy lives.

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Tomorrow’s tomatoes look to the past

June 18, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Sustainability, Top Stories

The key to developing drought-resistant tomatoes may be hidden in the genes of their ancestors. Rising junior Kathleen DiNapoli is on a hunt to find it.

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Disease-seeking molecules

April 29, 2014  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Students Taking the Lead, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Working Together

A new compound created by Wake Forest chemists could help scientists probe the secrets behind deadly forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The research is featured in the current edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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A programmer’s approach to problem solving

April 9, 2014  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Online, Personal and Career Development, Pro Humanitate, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Working Together

An iPhone app developed by a team of Wake Forest freshmen could one day enable patrons at campus restaurants to vote for what songs play over the speakers.

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Diving into biodiversity

March 26, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: Research, Faculty, International, Mentoring, National, Online, Pro Humanitate, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Working Together

Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea due to its remote location. Students taking an Ecology and Conservation of Coral Reefs class spent their spring break exploring the Atoll’s startling array of biodiversity.

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