Puerto Rican ingenuity at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Puerto Rican neuroscientist and graduate student David Schwarz is part of Walk Again (Andar du Novo), a project that will allow a paraplegic Brazilian teen to control a robotic exoskeleton with their mind to execute the inaugural kick at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This event will be historical for many reasons. First, it is the culmination of years of research and the collective work of hundreds of scientists around the world, from engineers, to computer scientists, to neuroscientists.

Dr. Gregory Quirk receives the prestigious MERIT award

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Each year, a great number of Puerto Rican scientists are distinguished with prestigious prizes and awards. In Puerto Rico, the United States and in many parts of the world, Puerto Rican scientific talent makes itself known. Being the only network of Puerto Rican scientists in the world, it is our job to celebrate the achievements and recognitions of the members of our community.

Invitation to write articles about neuroscience for the Brain Awareness Week

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The Brain Awareness week (BAW) is celebrated during March 10-16 worldwide. As part of our commitment to promote science and research in Puerto Rico, this year Ciencia Puerto Rico is inviting scientists to submit and publish articles related to neuroscience topics.

Brain-machine interface, bridge to the future

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The field of brain-machine interfaces has made great leaps in its understanding of the brain, how its codes and interprets information and how to use that knowledge to "connect" brains and machines.

In this article, David Schwarz, graduate student in the Nicolelis Lab at Duke, one of the world leaders in brain-machine interfaces, explains some recent advances in the field, what they mean and the road ahead.



Pushing the boundaries of neuroscience

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The newly established Puerto Rico Center for Environmental Neuroscience (PRCEN) uses a multidisciplinary approach “to understand the complex interplay of molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem dynamics faced by organisms under the increasingly stressful conditions created by human impacts on the environment,” explained the director of the Institute of Neurobiology, Dr. Steve Treistman. 


Pushing the boundaries of neurobiology: The Puerto Rico Center for Environmental Neuroscience

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The Institute of Neurobiology in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Located in historic Old San Juan, the Institute of Neurobiology has established the Puerto Rico Center for Environmental Neuroscience, becoming a pioneer in this emerging field.

Every organism, from flies to humans, experiences their surroundings through the nervous system.  The senses, specialized parts of that nervous system, allow organisms to explore and respond to an ever-changing environment.  The ability to interact with, respond and adapt to an environment and its changes is a key feature for any organism’s survival.

Searching for a job!

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Hi there! 

Unfortunately I have no more funding to finish my graduate studies, so I have to search for a job so I can save what I need to finish my PhD. I’m wondering if anyone can help me in this search and contact me if there’s any opportunity for me that you know.

Attached is my most recent resume. 


Jessenia Yaris Laguna Torres, BS

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