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An oasis for the pharmaceutical sector

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Neolpharma, a Mexican pharmaceutical group specializing in the production of generic medicines and contract manufacturing, opened operations yesterday in Caguas in a plant that used to be owned by Pfizer. The company might be a new business model for Puerto Rico, for the research and development market of "differentiated generics", a type of off-patent medicines that are more technically challenging to produce than regular generics. Neolpharma relocated to Puerto Rico, despite higher production costs, because of the talent pool of potential workers.

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Postdoc in Cardiac Mitochondria : San Juan, Puerto Rico

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A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sabzali Javadov, Department of Physiology at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine to conduct NIH-funded research on the role of mitochondria in the progression of heart failure. Our Lab elucidates the role of mitochondrial permeability transition in mitochondrial fragmentation induced by oxidative stress in ischemia/reperfusion and heart failure.

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Science funding in Puerto Rico at risk

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Con la alta criminalidad, el desempleo y el menú de controversias políticas del día, ¿a quién le podría importar un asuntito de científicos?

De primera instancia, quizás el lector piense que los problemas de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) con la Fundación Nacional de Ciencias (National Science Foundation, NSF) no le conciernen. Pero el problema con la NSF no es un asunto que solo afecta a un puñado de académicos.

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Instituto de verano para investigadores jóvenes interesados en estudiar el abuso de drogas

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The Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse (IRTI) is now accepting applications for its Summer Institute in Los Angeles, June 5-15. The IRTI promotes the career development of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and early career scientists interested in conducting research on drug abuse among Hispanics. The IRTI is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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Iguanas and their favorite menus

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Scientists from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras make a surprising discovery about the diet of iguanas.

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Job offer: R & D Lab Technician-Neogen

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Life Science is a great career choice, and this is your opportunity to join Neogen Corporation, a leader in the field of Food Safety and Animal Safety Products. GeneSeek is a Neogen subsidiary, and is the leading provider of DNA testing for Animal Agribusiness. We are uniquely positioned with a vast array of scientific applications and solutions, and expertise and experience, to help satisfy growing global demand!

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