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Behind drug approval procedures

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Have you sometimes wondered how that medicine saved the life or alleviated your pain got to your hands? For a drug to be available to improve your quality of life, an investigation process that requires years, money, the experts’ knowledge and the good will of people is needed. All medicine, surgery or medical device requires clinical studies to be approved. According to neurologist Carlos A. Luciano, associated director of the Clinical Research Center of the Medical Sciences Campus, a well-designed clinical study is the most appropriate and efficient form to demonstrate the effectiveness of a treatment, because it allows to observe the side effects and the toxicity of the treatment.

Construction of the Molecular Sciences Complex makes history

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"The University of Puerto Rico officially announced yesterday the construction of a molecular sciences center that will have 90,000 square feet with laboratories, to further the development of scientific research in the Island." This represents the first institution in Puerto Rico built with the purpose of housing research laboratories.

Is the coqui really a threat for Hawaiian birds?

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The Puerto Rican coquí has apparently arrived to stay at Hawaii, and state authorities are looking for alternatives to eliminate it, alleging that the amphibian "is going to compete for food with the honeycreepers, native insectivorous birds." Herpetologist Juan A. Rivero, a coqui expert, comments on the subject in El Nuevo Dia today.

Puerto Rican teachers are recognized for their dedication in teaching science and mathematics

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Sylvia Hernandez Acevedo and Carmen Ruiz Méndez received "the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching, a prestigious award granted annually by the President of the United States to the best teachers of these subjects in the nation."

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