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New species of mite named after J.Lo

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A new species of coral reef mite found in the Mona Channel has been named Litarachna Lopezae, after Puerto Rican singer Jennifer López.

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UPR Mayagüez students participate in solar car competition

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Sixteen students from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez are participating in the 2014 American Solar Change.

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RUM celebrates Weather Camp

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Seventeen high school students had the opportunity to explore climate, the atmospheric and the ocean's misteries during the Puerto Rico Weather Camp, hosted for the 8th straight year by the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez.

 

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RUM students to participate in seismic design competition in Alaska

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The Seismic Design Team from the Department of Civil Engineering University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez will participate in a competition organized by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), which presents the challenge of building a model of building that can resist a strong earthquake.

 

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Green light for export of iguana meat

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Andrea Martínez/ amartinez@elnuevodia.com

The Puerto Rico Departments of Health and Agriculture have expressed their support for a green iguana meat industry, an animal considered invasive in Puerto Rico.

 

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Purifying water for drinking

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Carraízo is one of Puerto Rico's main potable water sources. In this article El Nuevo Día visited a water filtration plant to witness the process of making water potable.

 

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Chikungunya symptoms can be severe and incapacitating

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Marga Parés Arroyo / mpares@elnuevodia.com

Chikungunya has been declared an epidemic in Puerto Rico. Among the symptoms cause by this virus, transmitted by a mosquito bite, are muscle and joint pain, fever, and skin rash, among others.

 

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The benefits of therapeutic apheresis

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Researchers at the Department of Clinical Services of the Puerto Rico American Red Cross recently published a study in Transfusion and Apheresis Science detailing how frequently therapeutic apheresis is used in Puerto Rico, what conditions are treated with this procedure and the demographics of the patients that receive it.

 

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Gold: more than a metal

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Researchers at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez investigated the catalytic properties of gold. Their research was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Surface Science.

 

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Few vaccinated against human papilloma virus

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Marga Parés Arroyo / mpares@elnuevodia.com

The vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV) in Puerto Rico has been under the expected levels. The vaccines against HPV is the only vaccine known to help prevent cancer.

 

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