2012 Highlights: Science and Research Archive

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Taking the buzz out of office lights

December 3, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Science and Research, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Student, Top Stories

Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office or residence hall. Wake Forest scientists have used nanotechnology to develop a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting.

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Cancer research sparks cover story

November 28, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Science and Research, For Alumni, For Parents, Recognition, Research, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

The work of an interdisciplinary team of Wake Forest researchers developing a novel drug for prostate cancer treatment is featured on the cover of the Nov. 26 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

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A Google search for drug discovery

October 31, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Science and Research, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest researchers received a $700,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to bring to market a new drug-discovery tool using next-generation genetic sequencing. Someday, pharmaceutical companies will use their technology as a sort of Google search for new drugs, making diagnostics discovery significantly more efficient.

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Teaching with tomatoes

October 15, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Science and Research, Community, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories

The “Teaching with Tomatoes” program developed by biology professor Gloria Muday takes WFU students to local schools to teach genetics. They reinforce lessons learned in class about how genetics are responsible for the diversity in heirloom tomatoes. Muday estimates the program has reached more than 1,200 students this semester.

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Drought, climate change impact salamanders

October 12, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Science and Research, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Graduate School, Research, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

On the heels of one the worst U.S. droughts in more than half a century, a new study by Wake Forest researchers raises questions about the future of one of the most integral members of stream ecosystems throughout the Southeast – the salamander.

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