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Fleeing warming temperatures, tropical trees in the Andes move upslope – toward extinction

November 14, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories


Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru

November 8, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Sustainability, Top Stories

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA).


WFU students present Smithsonian ‘Outbreak’ exhibit just in time for flu season

November 2, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

On Nov. 13, first-year students at Wake Forest University will unveil a localized version of a Smithsonian exhibit about infectious diseases, aiming to show how Triad-area residents can help mitigate viral epidemics such as the flu and Zika.


How the world’s fastest muscle created four unique bird species

October 30, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason this exotic bird has evolved into four distinct species, according to new research published in the journal eLIFE by Wake Forest University biologist Matthew Fuxjager.

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Flu season: Wake Forest experts available

October 25, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

A century ago, public health officials and scientists struggled to find a way to contain a flu pandemic that eventually infected about one-third of the world’s population and killed an estimated 50 million people.


African fires wipe out endangered rhino’s favorite foods

October 23, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Fires in the African savannah – planned by national park staff to regenerate the preferred grasses of grazers such as wildebeests and zebras – are killing the few foods that endangered black rhinos love to eat.

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Expert: Short-term health care plans give consumers choice

October 22, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

With early-voting underway, recent polls show healthcare has become a top issue in the November midterm elections. One politically charged issue on the table is the availability of short-term health care plans that offer limited benefits at a low cost.

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Women are less likely to be rewarded for innovations in the workplace

October 16, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Organizations are eager to find innovative workers because of their ability to see opportunities for improvement in areas that might otherwise go overlooked. But research shows that if these innovative employees are women, they are less likely to be rewarded for their innovations than if they are men.


‘Hit the Bricks’ relay race raises money for cancer research

October 2, 2018  |   Events, Pro Humanitate, Research, Student, Top Stories

Hundreds of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff will run laps around Hearn Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 4, for ‘Hit the Bricks.’ The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


WFU awards and recognitions briefs

September 28, 2018  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Faculty, Mentoring, Recognition, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

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

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