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AAAS Caribbean Division position statement on the decommissioning of the Arecibo Observatory

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The Caribbean Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS-CD) expresses its deep concern over the dismantling of the Arecibo Observatory, as announced on November 19 by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the entity that directs the scientific efforts of the Arecibo Observatory (AO).

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Chevron Donation to RUM Engineering

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The College of Engenireeng of Mayagüez (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), received a donation of $ 130 thousand granted by the Chevron company, which will be used to renovate laboratories, acquire equipment and invest in the necessary infrastructure for the development of innovative projects.

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The Ponce Health Sciences University team achieves its first U.S. patent.

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With the support of the FCTIPR Office of Technology Transfer, a team of three female scientists and inventors developed a treatment to slow the progress of endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 10% of women.

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UPRH TO INVESTIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES OF PUERTO RICO

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(Humacao, PR) - The Transdisciplinary Institute for Research-Social Action (ITIAS) of the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH) received a grant from the National Science Foundation for the development of a research project to study some of the socio-environmental dimensions of climate change in coastal communities in the northeast of the country, from an approach that combines Environmental Sciences with Participatory Action Research.

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Researchers from the Mayagüez Campus of the UPR create an application that allows data collection and monitoring of COVID-19 cases

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A group of professors and students from the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico, created an application to document and monitor the cases of patients infected with COVID-19 on the island. Through a portal with live data, the platform allows greater visibility of trends, and, at the same time, organizes the information in a database that would allow future analyzes on the progress of the disease and its possible effect on the development of subsequent health situations.

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Fernando Lloveras San Miguel, president of Para la Naturaleza receives the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award for his work in favor of conservation in Puerto Rico

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Washington DC- Land Trust Alliance (LTA), an organization dedicated to the conservation of land in the United States, awarded to Fernando Lloveras San Miguel, president of the non-profit environmental organization Para la Naturaleza and executive director of the Port Conservation Trust Rico, the distinguished Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award.

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UPR Medical Sciences Campus Receives $ 15 Million Grant from National Institute of Health

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San Juan P.R. - The Medical Sciences Campus (RCM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), announced today that the NIH through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) awarded a grant for $ 15 Million dollars to establish a project of resources called the Hispanic Alliance For Clinical & Translational Research-The ALLIANCE. The project will be led by Dr. Carlos Luciano and Dr. Marcia Cruz Correa, principal investigators of the grant, in collaboration with Dr. Diana Fernandez from the Central University of the Caribbean and Dr.

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UPR Humacao and Aguadilla come together to celebrate Mental Health Month

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(Humacao, PR) - Historically, the Counseling Departments of the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao (UPRH) and UPR in Aguadilla, come together to carry out a series of virtual activities during the month of October with the purpose of celebrate Mental Health Month.

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CTA names re: 3D company of the year

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September 29, 2020 - San Juan, Puerto Rico- The Consumer Technology Association® (CTA), a trade association representing the United States consumer technology industry, announced the new group of honorees at its 2020 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame; and named the company re: 3D Inc. as Company of the Year for 2020. The association celebrates leaders in the technology industry who advance innovation and develop, create, market and promote the technologies, products and services that improve the lives of consumers.

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Creation of the Puerto Rico Diagnostic Tests Evaluation Commission (PRoDTEC) for SARS-CoV

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   The Department of Health and the Puerto Rico Science Trust collaborated to obtain the FDA Consent to grant emergency use authorizations (EUA) for tests that detect SARS-CoV-2 in laboratories, giving scientific autonomy to Puerto Rico during the emergency of COVID-19

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