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Biology Doctoral Student Grows Impact Through Research

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As biology doctoral student Farida Yasmin advances her research into the wild soybean and its potential to address worldwide food scarcity, she continues to grow her impact and her knowledge. Most recently, she has received new funding for her work, was named one of 16 young plant scientists worldwide to attend elite training, and was a co-author on an academic paper.
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Archaeologists Discover Infants Wearing Skull Helmets, In Unique Ancient Burial Practice

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Two infants unearthed in ancient burial mounds in Salango, Ecuador were buried wearing helmets crafted from the skulls of other children, in what researchers believe was a unique practice perhaps intended to protect the infants’ souls during their journey to the afterlife. The research team – composed of UNC Charlotte’s Juengst and Abigail Bythell and Richard Lunniss and Juan José Ortiz Aguilu of Universidad Técnica de Manabí in Ecuador – published their findings in November in the journal Latin American Antiquity.
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Study Shows Unemployment Encourages Men to Try Traditionally Female-Dominated Work

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Unemployment significantly increases the odds of men entering jobs traditionally performed by women. Notably, some men find real job advantages as a result, a study published in the journal "Social Science Research" by Jill Yavorsky of UNC Charlotte and Janette Dill of the University of Minnesota finds.
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CLAS Doctoral Students Take Top Spots in 3MT Contest

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Three College of Liberal Arts & Sciences graduate students earned the first, second and third-place places at UNC Charlotte's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
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Researchers Propose Important Link Between Microbial Infections and Cancers

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In a review article appearing in the November 18, 2019 issue of Trends in Molecular Medicine, University of North Carolina at Charlotte cancer biologists Pinku Mukherjee and Mukulika Bose discuss a mechanism that, they suggest, may implicate bacterial infections in a wide variety of cancers. This is a cause that science has yet to fully understand.
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