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Amgen donates $1 million to the University of Puerto Rico

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The Amgen Foundation gave $1 million to the University of Puerto Rico for a program called Bio-MINDS, which will be offered at the Rio Piedras, Medical Sciences, Cayey, Humacao and Mayagüez campuses. This programs wants to motivate undegraduate students to do reserach.

3rd Biotechnology Summer Camp

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For the third consecutive year, the Industrial Biotechnology program (Biotech) of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez had their summer camp with 60 high school students from all over Puerto Rico. During two weeks, from June 4-15, the students had practical experiences related to biotechnology. The students visited companies to learn about professional careers in biotechnology and had field trips to expose them to the applications of agricultural, environmental, marine and industrial biotechnology. Also, they participated in DNA extraction, cell culture, microscopy, genetic transformation and bioprocesses laboratories, among other activities.

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Undergraduate students showcase their inventions

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Eighteen undergraduate students of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) presented their inventions with commercial potential, as well as companies they have developed during their college years in a fair held recently at the University. Among the 12 exhibitions were a portable back-pack electrical power generator, a hydroponics system that used solar power and a beach cooler/boom box that operates on solar power.

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UPR chemistry students recognized at ACS

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Six student chapters of the American Chemical Society of the University of Puerto Rico where recognized at the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting celebrated on March 25 in Chicago, Illinois. The six chapters, of different units of the UPR system, where awarded for their performance during 2005-06. The student chapters of Rio Piedras, Humacao and Aguadilla were awarded in the outstanding category –the maximum recognition granted by ACS-, while Cayey, Arecibo and Mayaguez were recognized in the commendable category.

Unlocking the mysteries of the brain

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Grand slam! Three lab groups with P. Rican researchers published in this issue of L&M

"Si por casualidad duermes, y sueñas que te acaricia la brisa..."

Those verses from Bobby Capó's song "SoÒando con Puerto Rico" transport us with their melody to the coasts of Puerto Rico. While taking this trip down memory lane, we relive the experience with the same intensity as if we were physically there. How is it that the brain allow us, just by thinking about it, to feel the tropical sun and dream of Puerto Rico?

In December's issue of the prestigious scientific journal Learning and Memory three articles by Puerto Rican authors were published, and those articles address these mysteries of the human brain.

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