According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food insecurity and development. Now a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will support Wake Forest University researchers teaching ninth-graders at Mount Tabor High School how bacteria adapt to their environments. The post $450K NSF grant teaches […]
Tropical and subtropical forests across South America’s Andes Mountains are responding to warming temperatures by “migrating” to higher elevations, but probably not quickly enough to avoid loss of biodiversity, functional collapse or even extinction, according to a new study published November 14 in the journal Nature. The post Fleeing warming temperatures, tropical trees in the Andes […]
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). The post Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru appeared first on Wake Forest […]
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. The post WFU students present Smithsonian ‘Outbreak’ exhibit just in time for flu season appeared first on […]
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 […]
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. The post Flu season: Wake Forest experts available appeared first on Wake Forest News.