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AGILE program Launches with training opportunities for professionals related to grant management

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AGILE program Launches with training opportunities for professionals related to grant management

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust Grants Program is committed to improving the management and administration of funds

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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, announces a new Aerospace Engineering program and three new specializations

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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, announces a new Aerospace Engineering program and three new specializations

The Aerospace Program will be available by August 2022

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Puerto Rican researcher makes important discovery about Parkinson's disease

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Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos led the study that was published this month in the scientific journal "Neuron"

A study, led by Puerto Rican researcher Daniel Colón Ramos, made an important discovery in the scientific maze to better decipher Parkinson's disease.

The group, composed of 15 researchers, identified a protein that is key to autophagy, a process or natural mechanism of cellular regeneration that basically consists of the elimination of cellular waste.

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MUSA, the RUM Museum commemorates the birth of Dr. Agustín Stahl

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MUSA, the RUM Museum commemorates the birth of Dr. Agustín Stahl

The genius of Agustín Stahl survives the times. Beyond his profession as a physician, he was an artist and lover of flora and fauna. This is how he combined his multiple talents to bequeath a scientific and artistic work through the generations. This is a series of watercolors showing, with great precision, different specimens that he collected while visiting his patients in their homes.

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DNA tests confirm that the Paso Fino horse originates solely from the Puerto Rican Criollo horse

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DNA tests confirm that the Paso Fino horse originates solely from the Puerto Rican Criollo horse

A new study conducted by professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), in collaboration with scientists from the United States, Ukraine and Sweden, confirms that the Paso Fino horse originated from the Puerto Rican Criollo horse, with no genetic contribution from other South American Paso horses.

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UPR HUMACAO ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE BY PHYSICS NOBEL PRIZE WINNER

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The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH) invites the entire community to participate in the lecture From First Generation to Nobel Prize, by Dr. Barry Barish, 2017 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The lecture, sponsored by the PREM-UPRH and PROUD-UPRH programs, will be on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. via Facebook Live @UPRHComunica. 

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Federal grant establishes a virology research institute at Inter American University

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The Aguadilla Campus of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico is the only institution in Puerto Rico that will be part of a collaborative effort that will establish an Integrated Biology Institute focused on viruses. Together with researchers from four institutions in Arkansas and Maine and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), viral interactions and mechanisms at all levels of life will be studied.

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UPR Humacao celebrates Bioscience Week 2021

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The Department of Biology of the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH) announces the virtual celebration of the 18th edition of Bioscience Week under the slogan Bioscience: Innovation that Works! The official week of the event at the national level is from October 11 to 15, but it will continue with different regional activities aimed at students and various sectors of the scientific community throughout the month.

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Study by the Medical Sciences Campus reveals the immune response to Covid-19 in Puerto Rico

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Researchers from the School of Medicine of the Medical Sciences Campus (RCM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have found for the first time characteristics of the immune response to Covid-19 in Puerto Rico. The group of researchers, led by Dr. Carlos Sariol, Researcher and Director of the Comparative Medicine Unit and Dr. Ana M. Espino, professor and Director of the Parasite Immunology Laboratory of the Department of Microbiology, recently published the results of the study in the prestigious scientific journal Viruses.

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The Caribbean Center for Rising Seas offers a keynote talk in collaboration with the Mayagüez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico

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With the objective of preparing Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to adapt and prosper in the new era of increasing risk of flooding from storms, tides and rising sea levels; The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust announced the creation of its new program: the Caribbean Center for Sea Level Rise (CCRS). Acclaimed oceanographer John Englander will personally lead the Puerto Rico-based program, with a commitment to developing a local team of experts in collaboration with the Rising Seas Institute, a Florida-based non-profit organization. Among other credentials, Mr.

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