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Researchers to Study Drivers of Asthma in Puerto Rico

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Nicholas Weiler and William Allstetter

Researchers at UC San Francisco, National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly $10 million as part of a 5-year grant from the U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to address the root causes of asthma by studying 4,000 children in Puerto Rico, where asthma prevalence and deaths are among the highest in the world. The team plans to follow the children from birth through early childhood to study how genes and viral infections affect respiratory disease. 

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UPR School of Medicine receives prestigious award

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Betsy Ortiz Rodríguez

The University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine received the Spencer Foreman Award, a prestigous recognition for exceptional community service, which the equivalent of an Oscar, Emmy or Grammy.

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Only two Puerto Rican parrots in El Yunque survived Hurricane Maria

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More than 50% of the population of Puerto Rican parrots, which is an endangered species, disappeared after Hurricane Maria destroyed its habitat and food source. Only two of the 60-65 birds who lived in El Yunque survived the category 4 storm.

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New mobile app to monitor daily levels of pollen and spores in Puerto Rico

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Patients with respiratory confditions now have a new free mobile app to track pollen and spore levels in Puerto Rico. The app is available for free and it's called Tropical Outdoor Triggers of Asthma and Allergies (TOTAAL).

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Para la Naturaleza and Boys & Girls Club Puerto Rico provide nature immersion experiences for youth

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

The non-profits Para la Naturaleza and Boys & Girls Club have partnered to provide nature immersion experiences for youth 6 to 18 years old.

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Scientists explore the Puerto Rico Trench

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Scientists from Puerto Rico and other jurisdictions came together to launch the Tennenbaum Exploration Initiative, to explore the Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean.

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ARECIBO OBSERVATORY 55 TH ANNIVERSARY - YOUR STUDENTS CAN BE PART OF THIS CELEBRATION

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2018 has been a year of big milestones for the Arecibo Observatory (AO). After the passage of
the Hurricane Maria, the AO stands stronger and celebrates 55 years of scientific discoveries
and innovative hard work, now under the new management team lead by the University of
Central Florida (UCF), with the collaboration of the Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) and Yang
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Casa Pueblo wants half of the energy produced in Puerto Rico to be solar by 2027

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Gerardo Alvarado León

Casa Pueblo, a grassroots and community-based organization in Adjuntas has developed an initiative called "50% con Sol", which aims for half of the energy produced in Puerto Rico to be sourced from the sun by 2027.

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Caribbean Primate Research Center receives $7.8 million

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The Caribbean Primate Research Center of the University of Puerto Rico received a $7.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to repair its facilities in Cayo Santiago, Humacao.

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Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) joins the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation

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Universidad Central del Caribe, a leading institution in health sciences in Puerto Rico has joined the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI), a non-profit organization that brings together clinical research centers in Puerto Rico,

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