Research Archive


$3 million NSF grant supports search for heat-tolerant tomatoes

April 20, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When your tomato plants won’t bear fruit during the dog days of summer, a team of Wake Forest researchers led by Gloria Muday will be in the lab, trying to find a plant that thrives despite the heat.

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WFU Expert: How to root out election B.S.

March 2, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When a candidate for political office starts throwing out numbers, Psychology Professor John Petrocelli’s B.S. meter begins buzzing. He finds that candidates use big numbers to bolster their platform, but a little digging shows the numbers don’t necessarily support the claims. And that’s classic election B.S., he says.


Making antidepressants safer for people with suicide risk

February 11, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

The people who could benefit most from the newest antidepressant therapies – those at risk for suicide – are most often excluded from the clinical trials that test those drugs for safety and efficacy, according to new research published Feb. 4 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.


Can weighted vests help maintain bone health when older adults slim down?

January 23, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Losing weight can be a tricky balance of risks and benefits for older adults: You want to shed fat to improve overall health, but preserve muscle and bone, which reduces risk of future injury.


$3.4 M Lilly Endowment Inc. grant supports leadership and character

December 17, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest University a $3.4 million grant to develop and expand its Program for Leadership and Character. The three-year grant will support student programming, faculty engagement and academic research.


Help Wanted: Effective role models

December 11, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa have inspired generations of people to make decisions that help others – but how exactly do their examples shape others’ character?


Undergrad Research Day showcases WFU scholars

November 5, 2019  |   Events, Research, Student, Top Stories

More than 130 Wake Forest scholars representing 29 academic disciplines presented their original research and creative works in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library atrium on Nov. 1. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and family members stopped by to explore the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Day, a hallmark event at Wake Forest.


Poor water conditions drive invasive snakeheads onto land

October 22, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

The largest fish to walk on land, the voracious northern snakehead, will flee water that is too acidic, salty or high in carbon dioxide – important information for future management of this invasive species.


WFU awards and recognitions briefs

August 30, 2019  |   Athletics, Recognition, Research, Top Stories

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.


Biochar: A better start to rain forest restoration

August 29, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

An indigenous farming technique that’s been around for thousands of years provides the basis for restoring rain forests stripped clear of trees by gold mining and other threats.

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