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Charlotte Scientist Among Select Few To Win Scialog Support For Next-Gen Imaging Technologies

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Charlotte researcher Rosario Porras-Aguilar, whose work includes a focus on learning how cancers spread, is one of 21 early career scientists in the United States and Canada to win funding and other support through the Scialog: Advancing BioImaging initiative.
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UNC Charlotte-Led Team Invents New Anticoagulant Platform, Offering Hope For Advances For Heart Surgery, Dialysis, Other Procedures

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A new biomolecular anticoagulant platform invented by a team led by UNC Charlotte researcher Kirill Afonin holds promise as a revolutionary advancement over the blood thinners currently used during surgeries and other procedures. While blood clotting is important to prevent blood loss and for our immunity, coagulation also can cause health issues and even death. Anticoagulants used to reduce risks can also cause significant issues, such as uncontrolled bleeding.
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Gaston County Citizens Invited To Participate In Groundwater Quality Project Led By UNC Charlotte Researchers, County Health Officials

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UNC Charlotte researchers and the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services have created the Gaston Water Map, a website with tools that map known groundwater quality in the county. The site also provides resources on best practices households can use to understand their well water quality. The researchers have mailed more than 8,000 postcards to residents, encouraging them to locate their addresses on the interactive maps on the website.
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Article By UNC Charlotte Researcher In World’s Leading Medical Journal Considers Competing Interests In Academic Medicine

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An article by UNC Charlotte researcher Andrea J. Pitts and colleagues published in the world’s leading medical journal details how competing interests in academic medicine can harm patient care and perpetuate structural racism. Published in early June in the New England Journal of Medicine, the article explores the tensions found in academic residency clinics, as doctors deal with dual loyalties to their patients and their academic institutions.
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New Insight Into Coral-Algae Symbiosis Aims To Help Reefs Recover From Mass Bleaching

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Corals are keystone species for reef and marine ecosystems, but coral bleaching due to climate change and ocean warming is killing them. A new open access study led by researchers at UNC Charlotte and the University of California, Riverside aims to shed light on how to reverse the damage and save corals. Tingting Xiang, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UNC Charlotte, also is faculty with the university's CIPHER research center.
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