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Legislature looks to boost native pharmaceutical industry

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Rebecca Banuchi / rebecca.banuchi@gfrmedia.com

The Puerto Rico House of Representatives approved a project that looks to set the foundations for a native pharmaceutical industry to reduce the impact of the exodus of foreign pharmaceutical companies.

 

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The coqui's musical notes

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Luis Villanueva, doctoral candidate at Purdue University in Indiana, just published a study that looked at the acoustic niches used by coqui frogs. The study was published in the journal PeerJ.

 

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Boricua fights cancer with a medicinal fungus

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Dalissa Zeda Sánchez / dalissa.zeda@gfrmedia.com

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare, not very well-studied, and very agressive and lethal type of cancer that affects up to 5% of women who suffer from breast cancer in Puerto Rico and the U.S. 

That's why Puerto Rican scientist Michelle Martínez Montemayor leads a novel research project that explores the natural properties of a fungus for combating IBC at the School of Medicine of Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

 

Science Trust opens competitive request for proposals to stimulate Puerto Rico’s knowledge economy through innovation

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Close to $5 million have been designated by the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRST) for a grants program focused on proposals presented by scientists and researchers related to the development and research in the fields of natural sciences, biotechnology, aerospace technology, communication, medical innovations, electronics, clean and renewable energies and related sciences, announced Iván Ríos Mena, acting Executive Director of the PRST.

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Young Puerto Rican programmer launches third game for Android

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Javier Camacho, a young Puerto Rican programmer who has developed two games for the Android operating system and an app to maintain personal finances, recently released a third game titled ‘Shooting Dots’, that can be acquired from Google Play from the 16 of August.

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Startup Weekend in Puerto Rico invites you to create prototypes

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This August 29 to 31st, Startup Weekend Puerto Rico will hold an event in Ponce directed at people interested in creating prototypes for products with the potential to generate income from global markets.

Nerma Albertorio and Ana de los Ángeles Vélez, founders of the Entrepreneurial Centerl at EDP University and coordinators of Startup Weekend in Puerto Rico, indicated that this edition of the activity is geared to “makers”, who want to acquire skills and resources for developing prototypes of innovative products, such as artists, designers, architects, engineers, and others.

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Hot weather is here to stay

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Recently a group of researchers from the Corporation for Environmental Sustainability (COSUAM, in Spanish) published a study that looked at climate and temperature trends in different regions of Puerto Rico. The researchers concluded that local geographical conditions affect temperature in different parts of Puerto Rico. Their projections predict that climate in Puerto Rico has been getting warmer over the years and that this trend is likely to continue.

 

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Puerto Rican professor investigates our relationship with food in the Caribbean

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Puerto Rican professor, Melissa Fuster of the Department of Nutrition at New York University, is leading research about how people that live in the Caribbean and who originate from Caribbean countries and live in New York talk about and relate to food.

 

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Hurricane hunter at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez

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To improve prediction models of coastal flooding caused by atmospheric phenomena like hurricanes, the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (RUM) in collaboration with the United States Geological Service (USGS) and other agencies are developing new methodology to obtain more precise data.

 

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We are losing the Sabanera

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The Sabanera dove (Patagioenas inornata wetmorei) is an endemic endangered species. The bird has been on the endagered list before, rebounded and back again.

 

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