Research Archive


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.


One-size-fits-all weight loss doesn’t benefit all older adults

August 23, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

New research explores why some older adults may not see improvements in physical function, despite achieving clinically meaningful weight loss.


WFU anthropologist featured in new PBS/Smithsonian Channel film

June 13, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

In the new film “When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time,” Wake Forest University anthropology professor Ellen Miller stands on a rocky hillside in northern Kenya carefully uncovering 16 million-year-old fossil elephant teeth.


WFU digital health researcher named Wells Fargo Faculty Scholar

June 11, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has announced that digital health researcher Jason Fanning is its newest Wells Fargo Faculty Scholar, an honor that includes $120,000 in funding annually for three years.


Seeking better detection for chronic malaria

May 2, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

In people with chronic malaria, certain metabolic systems in the blood change to support a long-term host-parasite relationship, a finding that is key to eventually developing better detection, treatment and eradication of the disease, according to research published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight.


USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center

April 23, 2019  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Recognition, Research, Staff, Sustainability, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center’s study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.


Hold the mustard: What makes spiders fussy eaters?

April 15, 2019  |   Faculty, Graduate School, Media Advisory, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, University Announcement

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of Wake Forest University sensory neuroscientists, including C.J. “Jake” Saunders.

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