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Breast cancer prevention: the importance of mammograms

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Almost everyone knows someone who has had breast cancer or someone who has a family member who has suffered from this disease. Currently, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. October is breast cancer awareness month so we take the opportunity to share valuable information to keep you well-informed.  

As with other cancers, the risk of breast cancer increases with age. According to CDC statistics, the average age at which a woman is diagnosed with this condition is 61 years and for men diagnosis usually occurs between 60 and 70 years of age. Breast cancer affects not only women; it also affects men. However, the incidence of this type of cancer in men is significantly lower than in women.

A dream within a dream

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I've had all kinds of dreams when I sleep. Some are very long and strange but others are just funny. Those dreams while I sleep have always been a mystery to me, but are not part of my favorite moments. Daydreaming is what I really enjoy. I like to imagine how things would be if I do something to make them happen. They say, " It costs nothing to dream". I add that "to achieve your dreams is worth everything."

Improved management of Zika virus in Puerto Rico through health literacy

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Health literacy refers to the capacity of an individual to obtain, process, and understand basic information regarding their health in order to make the most appropriate health-related decisions. This knowledge may define the individual’s concerns about preventive measures, treatment outcomes, relevant costs, or any other related issue.

The spread of the Zika virus and its consequences are a clear example of how, in some cases, the lack of literacy can define how we deal with these situations.  Examples that influence the decision-making capacity include but are not limited to the lack of information and educational tools and misinformation being communicated by unreliable sources.

PUERTO RICO IS AT THE PARALLEL 18… PIN IT!

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Puerto Rico is at the Parallel 18… pin it!

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Have you heard about Parallel18? If you haven’t, you should keep reading… if you have, but are not really sure what it is…keep reading… and become a fan!

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust mission is to invest, facilitate and build capacity to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through innovation-driven enterprises, science and technology, and its industrial base.

Puerto Rican Scientist at Yale receives HHMI award

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Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos recieved an award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He was one of 84 scientists to receive the award from a pool of 1400 candidates.

 

By: Rebecca Banuchi

To read the original article visit, El Nuevo Día at:  http://www.elnuevodia.com/ciencia/ciencia/nota/cientificoboricuarecibeimportantereconocimiento-2244136/ 

Puerto Rican Student recieved award at EPA Symposium

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Luis González (Universidad del Turabo) recieved 2nd place at the 2nd International Environmental Youth Symposium of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in Atlanta, GA. The project name was Estimating Evapotranspiration using Pyranometer Sensor Data and Satellite Data.

Engineering Professor at UPR Mayagüez received international award

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Dr. Lourdes A. Medina Avilés, engineering professor at UPR Mayagüez received two international awards:

Manufacturing and Design Division Outstanding Service Award by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).

Emerging Leader in 2015 by the 'Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR)'

This article was published at Diálogo Digital: http://dialogoupr.com/profesora-del-rum-recibe-premio-internacional-en-ingenieria/

GSBS Student Reyes named Albert Schweitzer Fellow

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The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston would like to congratulate neuroscience Ph.D. student Sahily Reyes for being named an Albert Schweitzer Fellow at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her advisor is GSBS Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Professor Andrew Bean, Ph.D.

Student at the UPR-RUM recieved 1st place for his poster at IISE

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Andrés F. Calle Hoyos, student at the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in (RUM), received an award for his poster (Experimental Design Analysis of Stir Casting of Enhanced Aluminum Filler Reinforced with NbB2 Nanoparticles) at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) conference in Anaheim, California.

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First women-owned biopharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico

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GK Pharmaceuticals CMO is the first Puerto Rican women-owned and -founded biopharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico in the U.S. 

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Plantain and banana micropropagation project goes to MIT

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A plantain and banana seeds micropropagation project, developed by students at the Interamerican University in Barranquitas, was among 33 selected for the MIT Solve competition, which seeks solutions to global challenges.

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New awards seeks to promote innovation

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The Puerto Rico Information Technology Cluster (PRITC) opened the period for nominations for the PRITC Innovation Awards, which seek to recognize individuals, products and organizations that are distinguished in the informatics technology industry in Puerto Rico.

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Parallel18 startups raise investment to expand operations in Puerto Rico

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Brands of, Timokids y Be Better Hotels secured investments for $675,000 from private equity firms and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust

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