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. The post Lose fat, preserve muscle: […]
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. The post $900K NSF grant helps WFU researchers look for the big picture […]
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. The post New ‘molecular trap’ cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods appeared first on Wake Forest News.
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. The post NSF grant supports biochemistry research and mentoring outreach […]
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.” The post Smithsonian to display WFU research addressing global challenges appeared first on Wake Forest News.
Science educators at Wake Forest University are testing how automated feedback combined with new one-on-one teaching methods can improve scientific writing from STEM undergraduates – and result in better explanation of research to the public. The post Automated feedback: The new science of grading STEM papers appeared first on Wake Forest News.