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How do corals fight off infections?
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 05 August 2013


Puerto Rico has coral reefs of remarkable beauty. What many people do not know is that these organisms are extremely delicate and susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and other infectious microorganisms. As in humans, corals have an immune system that helps them fight off infections, but little is known about how it works. A group from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras studied the immune system response of the sea fan coral and developed a mathematic model to simulate how this coral responds to common infections. 

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Is there amber in Puerto Rico? Yes!
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 18 December 2012


Puerto Rican scientists are studying the presence of amber in Puerto Rico and its use by past indigenous populations.

The original podcast and story are in Spanish. To review them, please click on the "Español" button below or the link at the top right of the page.

 

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Understanding the primal response to fear
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 27 November 2012


Scientists from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus are studying the neurobiology of fear.

The original podcast and story are in Spanish. To review them, please click on the "Español" button below or the link at the top right of the page.

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Volcanic pressure and deformation
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 26 November 2012


Satellite images can detect deformation of terrestrial surfaces near the vicinity of volcanoes before traditional eruption signs can be detected.

The original podcast and story are in Spanish. To review them, please click on the "Español" button below or the link at the top right of the page.

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New paradigms for the ecology of invasions
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 24 October 2012


The traditional paradigm of "invasion ecology' is undergoing revision thanks to new experimental evidence.

The original podcast and story is in Spanish. If you would like to see it please click the "Español" button below or at the top right of the page.

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Puerto Rican high school students travel to Kentucky for science research
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 24 August 2012


A new partnership between Morehead State University and Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico pairs faculty with mentees to produce high-quality science. ... Read more

Overheated lizards – Radiocápsula Ciencia Puerto Rico
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 24 August 2012


The Puerto Rican lizard, "Anolis cristatellus", has two populations, one living in dry forests (Guánica, Aguirre, Boquerón and Ceiba) and one living in humid forests (Guajataca, Cambalache, La Vega and Mata de Plátano). Those living in dry forests are reaching their maximum temperature and could be a victim of climate change.

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Essay: Dwarf planets
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 11 June 2012


By Samaris Rojas, Escuela Juan Ponce de León en Guaynabo

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Essay: Aedes Aegypti
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 11 June 2012


By Rosaurie Díaz, Escuela Juan Ponce de León en Guaynabo

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Essay: Why big?
By Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada | 03 June 2012


By Luis González, Escuela Juan Ponce de León en Guaynabo

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