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Newswise: For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

Wake Forest University

Improving achievement in the first course in engineering may lay the foundation for more women and minorities to pursue engineering as a major, according to new research by Wake Forest University economics professor Amanda Griffith.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Education, STEM Education,

Released:
28-Feb-2019 1:40 PM EST
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Mobile Bedside Bioprinter Can Heal Wounds

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have created such a mobile skin bioprinting system – the first of its kind – that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound.

Channels: Cell Biology, Dermatology, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

Released:
28-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Medical students go beyond curriculum to learn more about addiction

Medical students go beyond curriculum to learn more about addiction

Wake Forest Baptist Health

“Addiction is something we’re all going to encounter no matter what kind of medicine we end up practicing,” said Shane Stone, a fourth-year student at Wake Forest School of Medicine who led the effort to establish a student interest group in addiction medicine at the school.

Channels: Addiction,

Released:
27-Feb-2019 8:00 PM EST
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The Childress Klein Center for Real Estate Presents Analysis of 'The State of Housing in Charlotte'

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Charlotte region has a population that is growing faster than its housing stock. As a result, prices are rising for all housing faster than inflation. This increase in prices is affecting both owner-occupied and rental properties.

Channels: Entrepreneurship,

Released:
22-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Older Biologic Age Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

Older Biologic Age Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person’s age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. If a woman’s biologic age was older than her chronologic age, she had a 15 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Cancer, Genetics, Women's Health, Cell Biology, Grant Funded News,

Released:
22-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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RTI International Offers First Independent Overview of Technology-Related Bootcamps in Newly Published Study

RTI International

RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, published a study on Thursday that provides the first overview of the technology-related bootcamp industry from an independent, non-industry-affiliated group.

Channels: Technology, All Journal News,

Released:
21-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Study says attacks on infrastructure in Gaza and West Bank exact human cost

Duke University

Israel's targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the University of New Hampshire shows.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Government/Law, Poverty, All Journal News,

Released:
19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Expert Available: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.

Expert Available: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.

Wake Forest University

The importance of having a sound business idea for a startup is essential, but identifying the ideas most likely to go from concept to venture is challenging. Statistics show that about 34% of startups fail within the first two years and 56% within the first four years. Most failures are due, in part, to the pursuit of ideas that are poorly selected and/or tested.

Channels: Entrepreneurship,

Released:
14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely

New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely

Wake Forest University

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition, Obesity, Seniors,

Released:
14-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST
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