Developed by WFU researchers, BioBook turns lengthy, complex topics into small, manageable chunks of knowledge that can be changed as educators see fit. Within three years, BioBook (about $30) is expected to replace paper textbooks ($200+) for students taking general biology at Wake Forest and Forsyth Technical Community College.
Wake Forest’s Sean Hannah and a team of researchers have found measuring activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain can help assess that person’s potential for leadership — which could have a big impact on how future leaders are tested and trained.
Janelle Leuthaeuser is on the cutting edge of biophysics. A molecular genetics and genomics Ph.D. student, she is part of a nationwide effort to create a more efficient generation of protein-based drugs.
Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale (’15), a sophomore biology major. Hale has been studying the relationship between brain structure and cognitive function in honeybees since his freshman year.
As Congress considers comprehensive immigration reform, new research by sociologist Hana Brown shows language used in the immigration debates can be as important as the legislation. Junior Le ‘Ron Byrd works with Brown on the next phases of her research.
Junior physics major Maggie Payne is part of a team studying the relation between the physical structure and electrical properties of organic semiconductor crystals. Led by physicist Oana Jurchescu and supported by the National Science Foundation, the team is contributing to advances in organic semiconductor technology that could lead to video screens that bend like paper and electronics sewn into clothing.
A new study by health and exercise science professor Jeff Katula, economist Michael Lawlor and a team of Wake Forest researchers shows promise for effective lower-cost diabetes prevention programs. The results appear online in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
A Wake Forest professor finds the key to harmonious computer science studies is to introduce students to technology with digital audio.
As sophomores declare their majors this week, some may wonder if an interest in science and research predestines them to life in a lab or years of post-graduate professional school. Not necessarily, said senior chemistry major Ryan Daly, whose college-to-career journey has been anything but a linear path.