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Environmental Major To Be Proposed

Environmental Major To Be Proposed
March 28, 2019

In the spring of 2020, a new environmental and sustainability major could potentially be released. The proposed major must go through an official administrative process in order to go into effect. The...

Ph.D. Student Presents Research On Ribosomes

Ph.D. Student Presents Research On Ribosomes
March 28, 2019

Jason Gagliano, a current Ph.D. candidate at Wake Forest, described his research to approximately 25 students and faculty in Winston on March 25. Gagliano has a background in biophysics and has previously...

Why Does Vacationing Make You Sick?

Why Does Vacationing Make You Sick?
March 21, 2019

It is the first week back from spring break and many students are sporting bronzed tans, souvenir t-shirts from foreign countries and, unfortunately, a nasty illness. As fun as traveling is, it can also...

Epigenetics Research Sheds Light On Genome

Epigenetics Research Sheds Light On Genome
March 21, 2019

Shiv Grewal of the National Cancer Institute spoke to approximately 40 students and faculty about “Heterochromatin inheritance and epigenetic control of the genome” in this week’s Frontiers in Biology...

Biological Clocks May Be Our Next Defense Against Malaria

Biological Clocks May Be Our Next Defense Against Malaria
March 7, 2019

Dr. Steve Haase of Duke University spoke to over fifty students and faculty about “Clock control of host-parasite interactions during malaria infection” in Winston Hall on March 4. Haase combines mathematical...

Prospect Theory In Practice At Wake Forest

Prospect Theory In Practice At Wake Forest
March 7, 2019

Jonathan Trattner also contributed to this article. For decades, mainstream economic theory assumed humans to be logical, deliberative calculators when evaluating decisions and judgments. For matters...

Class Profile Influences Academic Trajectory

Wake Forest economics professor Amanda Griffith talks about her research in a seminar room in Carswell Hall on Thursday, July 11, 2013.
March 7, 2019

Amanda Griffith, Wake Forest’s Ollen R. Nalley associate professor and associate chair of the department of economics, recently studied the impact of class makeup on students' interest in pursuing the...

Paleo Diet Reviewed: Revisiting Our Ancestral Diet

Paleo Diet Reviewed: Revisiting Our Ancestral Diet
March 7, 2019

The paleo diet encourages eating habits similar to how our ancestors would have eaten during the Paleolithic era. Since they would not have the tools or technology to process food, the diet follows the...

Alcohol Impairs Physiological Mechanisms

Alcohol Impairs Physiological Mechanisms
February 28, 2019

Many college students consume alcohol without understanding the full effects of it on the body. Below is a discussion of general side effects of alcohol, degradation pathways and gender-specific variations...

Author And Ecologist Carl Safina Visits Campus

Author And Ecologist Carl Safina Visits Campus
February 28, 2019

Last Wednesday, Stony Brook University professor of biology and author Carl Safina gave a public talk on his book Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, one of seven books he wrote on animal ecology.  In...

Fly, Baby, Fly! The Science Behind Bat Flight

Fly, Baby, Fly! The Science Behind Bat Flight
February 21, 2019

Sharon Swartz delivered her Frontiers in Biology seminar entitled “Bats aren’t birds or bugs: skin, stretching, sensing, and spinning in evolution’s youngest fliers” to approximately 40 students...

University Cleans Up Carbon Footprint, Literally

University Cleans Up Carbon Footprint, Literally
February 21, 2019

Just six years ago, Wake Forest was using toxic chemicals to clean facilities that burned the eyes of the maintenance staff as well as the earth’s ozone layer. “It was [not until two years] ago that...

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