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Lose fat, preserve muscle: Weight training beats cardio for older adults

October 31, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts.


$900K NSF grant helps WFU researchers look for the big picture in big data

October 10, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Thanks to a $900,000 award from the National Science Foundation, Wake Forest University researchers are examining how plant hormone ethylene affects growth and development of the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a genetic model used to provide insight into other plants.


New ‘molecular trap’ cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods

October 5, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications.


NSF grant supports biochemistry research and mentoring outreach

September 26, 2017  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Pro Humanitate, Research, Student, Top Stories

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $680,000 grant to Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos. In addition to funding research that helps scientists better understand life on earth, the grant also enables her to mentor students from other Triad-area colleges.


Smithsonian to display WFU research addressing global challenges

September 25, 2017  |   Arts & Culture, Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has participated in a yearlong process with the Atlantic Coast Conference, partner ACC universities, and the Smithsonian Institution to create the first “ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival.”

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