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Investigadores boricuas estudian VIH y ansiedad en la Isla

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Un equipo de investigadores puertorriqueños del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas (RCM) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) desarrolló un estudio de dos años enfocado en el efecto del ejercicio en la capacidad de memoria y la capacidad aeróbica de mujeres con VIH en la Isla.

Investigan en Puerto Rico los miedos humanos y cómo superarlos

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El estadounidense Gregory Quirk lidera un equipo de científicos que investiga en Puerto Rico los mecanismos neuronales del miedo y prepara el que podría ser el primer artículo boricua publicado en "Nature" en más de una década.

En entrevista con Efe en su laboratorio en el Recinto de Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), el neurocientífico explicó que la investigación lleva más de tres años en marcha.

UPR at Mayagüez launched instruments to improve the forecast for hurricanes

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The UPR at Mayagüez has developed new tools to improve the forecast of hurricanes in the Caribbean (CariCOOS).

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UPR in Arecibo Receives Grant from NASA for Aerospace Education

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Guillermo Nery and Ángel Acosta, professors at the University Puerto Rico in Arecibo (UPRA) recieved a grant from NASA for the Leading AeroSpace Education Development (LASED) program.

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UPR student studied conservation of marine turtles in Maunabo

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Jorge Gutiérrez, biology student at the University of Puerto Rico, participated in an summer internship stduying marine turttles in Maunabo. The internship is part of the Student Chapter of the Environmental Marine Society.

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Scientists report first hatching of Puerto Rican parrots in the wild outside of El Yunque

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Carmen Guerrero Pérez, secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Cynthia K. Dohner, the director of the Southeast region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Liz Agpaoa, forester for the Southeast region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, announced that two Puerto Rican parrots were hatched in a natural nest in the wild outside of El Yunque, a milestone in 144 years.

 

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Professor at UPR-RUM will conduct research in Africa throught the Fulbright Fellowship

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Dr. Marcel J. Castro Sitiriche, professor at RUM received an important grant from Fulbright Foundation to conduct research in Tanzania, Africa. The title of his research proposal is Sustainable Energy Education for Rural Electrification: Pathways to Community Empowerment and Quality of Life.

 

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Insect repellents could affect fetal development

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A study published in the journal Environment International suggests that pregnant women should be careful with exposure to pyrethroid insecticides because they could affect fetal development.

 

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Volunteers needed for research project at Río Grande de Manatí

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Para la Naturaleza, a non-profit unit of the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust, is recruiting volunteers for the project Explorando la Vida del Río Grande de Manatí (Exploring the life of the Río Grande of Manatí). The initiative, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) includes 5 research projects focused on exploring the effect of urban growth on the Río Grande of Manatí. 

 

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UPR students place 3rd in vehicle design competition in Italy

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A group of students from the Department Mechanical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (RUM) obtained third place in a competition to design and manufacture a portable electronic mini-vehicle.

 

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