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RUM's energy research awarded

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A research Project done by the Department of Engineering of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez was recently awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its remarkable proposal of commercial uses for derivatives of coal combustion. The award was granted by the Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2), a EPA program that promotes recycling and environmental conservation, during the National Recycling Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. The awarded project proposes potential uses and applications for the derivatives of coal combustion from the AES Puerto Rico LP power plant in Guayama.

Pioneering double transplants

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The Auxilio Mutuo Hospital of Puerto Rico will be the first health institution making pancreas and kidney transplants in the Island. The hospital’s kidney transplant program, directed by Eduardo Santiago Delpín, has carried out more than thousand kidney transplants. Now they hope to be able to combine this with pancreas transplants, under the direction of the doctor Diego Solis. At the moment the 30 to 40 patients who need a pancreas transplant must be transferred to Texas or the Mayo Clinic.

Urgent to move towards technology

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Ronald Blackburn-Moreno, president of ASPIRA, a non-profit organization dedicated to leadership development and education of Puerto Rican and Latino youth, stated that Puerto Rico has great potential to develop a technology and knowledge-based economy in the forum “Connecting Puerto Rico towards a digital Puerto Rico: Encounter between Chile and Puerto Rico”. In addition, Blackburn-Moreno enumerated the challenges that the Country faces, which includes the lack of consensus on which specific economic development model we must follow, the political divisions, the bureaucracy and governmental inefficiency, and the lack of a public policy that promotes the development of the technological industry.

The contraceptive pill and Puerto Rico

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The contraceptive pill was created 50 years ago and its clinical trials were done in Puerto Rican women. Because of this, our director, Daniel Colon Ramos reflects on the importance of having an organized scientific community for the Puerto Rican society.

Department of Health and CDC to investigate lead levels in children

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With the support of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Puerto Rican Department of Health will measure the levels of lead in children from 1 to 6 years old in different communities around Puerto Rico. The study will run from June 16th to July 2nd. For more information about the study you can call (787) 765-2929, X. 3408 or (787) 274-7628.

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