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RCM trains health professionals for pediatric emergencies

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The Pediatric Medical Emergency Program from the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico, will celebrate the 20th Pediatric Emergency Symposium with the theme Pediatric potpourri in the pre-hospital environment. 

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Marine Biologists on strike: fighting for education and the coast

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Legislative project 812 aspires to amend the definition of the terrestrial maritime zone in Puerto Rico beaches. Experts in the field of oceanography explained that the legislation would reduce the protected coastal areas as public property and facilitate the privatization of beach access.

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UPR Medical Science Campus recognized in Germany

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The Station for the Detection of Spores and Fungi from the Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico has joined the 'Worldwide Pollen Monitoring Map’ from the ZAUM Center for Allergies and the Environment in Germany. This interactive map shares information on the levels of fungi, pollen, dessert dust and other allergens, and being included in this initiative is recognition of the work being done at UPR-RCM.

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Students from UPR Aguadilla teach about the power of nutrition

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The Childhood Cancer Association (CCA) from the University of  Puerto Rico (UPR) in Aguadilla has created the program "The Power of Nutrition" in order to teach on the importance of leading healthy eating habits in a dynamic and fun way. 

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Students fromUPR Aguadilla teach about the power of nutrition

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The Childhood Cancer Association (CCA) from the University of  Puerto Rico (UPR) in Aguadilla has created the program "The Power of Nutrition" in order to teach on the importance of leading healthy eating habits in a dynamic and fun way. 

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New course for leadership development in health fields

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The School of Dental Health of the Medical Sciences Campus from the University of Puerto Rico in collaboration with the Academy of Academic Leadership, will offer the course: Recharging your leadership, in order to develop leadership skills in health professionals. 

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Puerto Ricans protest against Monsanto and transgenic seeds

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Dozens of people participated in the Fifth World March against Monsanto and Transgenic Seeds. This event was to protest the claimed environmental and health harms produced by agricultural biotechnology.

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One of the world's biggest aerostatic globes launches in Jayuya

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The first aerostatic globe including a lighting rod and the highest above sea level, will be located in Jayuya, PR. 

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Strike disrupts research at Puerto Rico’s top university

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Last week molecular biologist Juan Ramirez-Lugo put all his coral samples in the freezer, locked the door of his lab, and told his six undergraduate assistants to stay home the next day. The assistant professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in San Juan wasn’t happy about yet another disruption to his research on seasonal variations in how corals respond to thermal stress and his efforts to give undergraduates “authentic research experiences.” But he felt he had no choice.

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Telescopes will be used to observe the moon and planet Jupiter

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San Juan, PR, May 22, 2017 — The Puerto Rico Astronomy Society, Inc. (PRAS),  the mayor of Vega Baja, Hon. Marcos Cruz Molina and the local administration, invite the general public to a night of astronomy observation. The event will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm at the Antigua Pista del Campamento Tortuguero in Vega Baja, carr. PR-686 and PR-687.

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