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Posted on May 7th, 2012

Caffeine’s Effect on the Brain

The research of Paul Laurineti, M.D, TSC  member and Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center Professor of Radiology, was featured on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer. To view the story on the effects of caffeine on the human brain go to

Posted on April 4th, 2012

More Exercise Can Help Older Diabetics

Professor Jack Rejeski finds that weight loss and exercise for older adults with type 2 diabetes will help prevent them from becoming physically disabled. The research makes the case for patients to not rely solely on support and education. To learn more jump to :

Posted on March 21st, 2012

Members Talk at TEDx

On February 25th, two TSC members, Paul Laurienti and Paul Pauca, spoke at the debut TEDxWakeForestU , 1,000 attendee conference designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial activities in the Piedmont community and within the Wake Forest community of students and faculty. Speaker themes centered around Social Impact, Technological Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. To hear more jump to (Paul Laurineti)
and (Paul Pauca)


Posted on November 22nd, 2011

Video game keeps older adults on their feet

Wake Forest University Old Gold and Black reports on the Translational Science Center’s Brain Boot Camp study looking at video game that keeps older adults moving. To read more jump to

Posted on July 26th, 2011

Study finds blood decays in storage

Now a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Wake Forest University and Institute for Transfusion Medicine study offers an explanation of how blood goes bad in storage, offering a first step to developing better ways to preserve blood quality. Read more:

Posted on July 19th, 2011

Obesity hits boomer generation

New research shows baby boomers are not getting enough exercise. Professor Jack Rejeski says it takes physical activity, not just dieting, to shed pounds, and that exercise is especially important as people start to age because dieting alone could cost them precious muscle in addition to fat. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle at

Posted on July 15th, 2011

Safer blood transfusions

Depending on the amount and age of the stored blood used, transfusion can lead to complications including infection, organ failure and death. New research by Professor of Physics Daniel Kim-Shapiro found these complications are likely due to red blood cell breakdown during storage, suggesting blood may need to be stored differently. For full story jump to Windowns on Wake Forest at

Posted on July 15th, 2011

TSC Dietary Nitrate Research Makes Local TV News

On March 9, 2011, WXII Channel 12’s Michelle Kennedy interviewed TSC researchers about their work on dietary nitrate and health.  To see this interview go to

Posted on June 23rd, 2011

Getting the Most from Gastric Bypass

As gastric bypass surgery becomes more mainstream, with more than 200,000 people each year choosing the procedure each year – from celebrities like Al Roker and Carnie Wilson to the average Joe – research has begun to shine a light on whether it really works for long-term weight loss. Wake Forest researchers find the surgery yields health benefits beyond weight loss. For full article jump to Windows on Wake Forest…

Posted on June 21st, 2011

Son’s Disability Inspires Professor

Paul Pauca’s 6-year old son, Victor, suffers from a rare genetic disorder. With a little help from his students, Pauca, a computer science professor, has created “VerbalVictor,” a smartphone app that not only helps his son overcome any communication challenges he faces but one that is already helping other children and their parents as well.  Jump to full article at USA Today…

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