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El Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical presenta el Atlas del Bosque Nacional El Yunque

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Maricelis Rivera Santos

El proyecto colaborativo contiene más de 30 mapas y 57 estudios científicos

San Juan, P.R. (Martes, 5 de junio de 2018) — El Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical (IITF, por sus siglas en inglés), adscrito al Servicio Forestal federal, presentó hoy el Atlas del Bosque Nacional El Yunque que contiene información, datos científicos y mapas de este importante hábitat natural de Puerto Rico, informó el director Dr. Ariel Lugo.

Students in Aguada develop mobile website for school lunch count

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Students at the Carlos González High School in Aguada developed a mobile website called "Quiero Almorzar" to help with the school lunch count everyday.

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Clinical research experts meet in Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rico Clinical Research Summit 2018 brough together all stakeholders of the clinical research ecosystem: patients, representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), private and academic researchers, and contract research organizations (CROs).

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47 Scientific Organizations Urge Puerto Rico’s Governor Not to Dismantle Statistical Agency

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Hoy, 47 organizaciones científicas y profesionales estadounidenses e internacionales enviaron una carta al gobernador de Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló instándole a mantener el Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico (IEPR) autónomo e independiente. La carta es la más reciente muestra de apoyo para la única fuente independiente y dedicada de estadísticas de la isla caribeña.

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The University of Puerto Rico will study fungi that grew in San Juan after Hurricane Maria

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The Universidad de Puerto Rico Río Piedras (UPR-RP), was awarded a $424,956 federal grant to study the fungi communities that grew in homes around San Juan that were damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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FoCo Speaks Ciencia! to give Latina scientists a platform for personal stories

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FoCo Speaks Ciencia, a night of culture infusion, art and science is happening Friday, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Courtesy of 500 Women Scientists)

Latina women are underrepresented in the science community.

Despite Devastation, They—and Their Science—Go On

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, five students from the University of Puerto Rico continued their research at a national laboratory 1,600 miles to the north—thanks to Brookhaven Lab's Office of Educational Programs, mentors, and a scholarship fund created in honor of a late Brookhaven biologist

Initial Public Health Laboratory Response After Hurricane Maria — Puerto Rico, 2017

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Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, causing major damage to infrastructure and severely limiting access to potable water, electric power, transportation, and communications. Public services that were affected included operations of the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH), which provides critical laboratory testing and surveillance for diseases and other health hazards.

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Hurricane Maria silenced the coqui frog even further

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The devastation of Hurricane Maria caused the local extinction of some coqui frog species that live in forests that had already been affected by a drough between 2013 and 2016.

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