Lemly Estimates Costs of 2014 Coal Ash Spill

by December 17, 2014
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Research Professor Dennis Lemly has published a paper in the journal Environmental Pollution that describes the impact on the Dan River of the third largest coal ash spill ever recorded in the USA. In the paper Dr. Lemly describes the different negative impacts of the event that occurred in Read more »

Pre-Health Students Support Missions of Mercy

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The Department of Biology is so proud of the numerous biology students who volunteered their time at the November 2014 Missions of Mercy free dental clinic. Many of the student volunteers represented the Pre-Medical Honor Society Alpha Epsilon Delta; others represented the Pre-Dental Student Association (PDSA). You can read more about Read more »

GMO: Fear, Facts, Farms and Food

by December 4, 2014
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GMOS: Fear, Facts, Farms, and Food This forum was held Wednesday November 19 at 7 PM in the Byrum Welcome Center of Wake Forest University. This forum provided information on GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) crops, including how, when, and why they are used. Questions including the following were answered Read more »

Science: Holy Blocked Bat Signal!

by November 6, 2014
Mexican free-tailed bats and ultrasonic signature. photo credit N. Hristov

Science magazine and the BBC independently featured the work of Aaron Corcoran and Bill Conner.  The Science article is titled: “Holy blocked bat signal! Bats jam each other’s calls”.  This article focuses on the research of Corcoran and Conner done in the southwestern United States on bat colonies and studies of bat calls. Read more »

Tomorrow’s Tomatoes Look to the Past

by October 15, 2014
Kathleen DiNapoli (left) and Dr. Gloria Muday in the Biology greenhouse showing their heirloom specimens

The WFU News Service recently published an article featuring the work of Dr. Gloria Muday and Beckman Award winner Kathleen DiNapoli.  This article sheds light on their research into the genetics and physiology of heirloom tomatoes to locate ancestral genes that offer growth advantages. Pull quote: “The world population continues to grow despite Read more »

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