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The Boricua Science Community Responds to COVID-19

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We are facing a pandemic of the new Sar-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. The situation has disrupted everyone's lives in unprecedented ways. We understand that there is much concern and uncertainty, and that the situation is constantly and rapidly evolving. That is why the CienciaPR Team has activated its #CienciaBoricua community to educate, inform, and promote the well-being of our people. As always, in this emergency, we are ready to put science in service of Puerto Rico.

Remdesivir es autorizado únicamente como tratamiento de emergencia para pacientes hospitalizados

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13 MAYO, 2020 

HUMBERTO BASILIO

El remdesivir, un medicamento originalmente desarrollado para combatir el contagio de Ébola, fue autorizado para administrarse únicamente como tratamiento de emergencia en pacientes graves hospitalizados con COVID-19, en tanto continúa la investigación sobre su eficacia en general contra el virus SARS-CoV-2.

Scientific organizations ask Governor to prioritize purchase of molecular tests for COVID-19

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Scientific community underscores the need for "a coherent strategy, informed by the best available scientific evidence" and offers 9 concrete recommendations to achieve it.

The Future of STEM is Phenomenally Latina

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Latinas earn 4% of bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM disciplines, and hold only 2% of jobs in these sectors in the United States. This underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM limits their earning potential, their full participation in a fast-growing set of careers, and presents a troubling loss of talent and innovation.

New Fortress Energy Awards Scholarships to Polytechnic University Students

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New Fortress Energy awarded important scholarships to four engineering students of the Polytechnic University to continue their studies. Students Bryan A. González Nieves, Gustavo J. Albelo Rivera, Josué E. Ortíz Acevedo and Angelica C. Soto Pomales will each be recipients of a $5,000 scholarship for their academic expenses.

Students were chosen to meet a series of criteria, among which were: academic index of 3.0 or more, demonstrate financial need, demonstrate participation in community and leadership activities. In addition, to opt for such financial assistance, they had to be students of electrical, mechanical or civil engineering at the undergraduate level.

Science, In Service of Puerto Rico

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Originally published in Spanish in the Opinion section of El Nuevo Día.

Science benefits humanity through the development, application and exchange of knowledge. Through education, science encourages critical thinking and empowers.

That is why in Puerto Rico, and in many other parts of the world, much of scientific research is financed with taxpayers' money. Because, in other words, science is a public service.

Trusted and Scientific Sources of Information

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[UPDATED JANUARY 28, 2020 AT 10:59AM PT]

We have compiled a list of reliable and scientific sources to help you learn more and stay informed about earthquakes, the science behind these seismic events, mental and public health, as well as a list of media outlets and journalists who have been covering the earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Most of the news articles and blog posts are in Spanish, unless otherwise indicated by the title.

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