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When menstruation hurts: Learn more about endometriosis

Idhaliz Flores Caldera's picture

For many women, menstruation is just a nuisance or discomfort. But for one in ten women this process is accompanied by inflammation and pelvic pain so severe that it affects the normal rhythm of their lives. These women are suffering from endometriosis, a condition characterized by dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), chronic, disabling pelvic pain, and often infertility.

 

Diabetes mellitus in Puerto Rico: opportunities to be discovered

Mainés Larissa Avilés Santa's picture

We’ve flirted with diabetes since the beginning of time, it has been part of our environment, and has become part of our family and our heritage. We live and die with it, it sits with us at the dinner table, at the beauty salon, on the bus, in the car, in the classroom, and in the office. And especially in those days, when we have no intention of walking or moving, that’s when it takes hold and doesn’t allow us to get out of our stupor.  We have accepted it as a natural companion in our daily lives, and often we realize that we have a guest when it suddenly steals the control out of our health and our lives. So diabetes, surname mellitus, is thus one of the oldest diseases of humanity.

Alzheimer's disease: We can reduce the risk

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Recently, Dr. Irving Vega, Associate Professor at Michigan State University, presented his talk "Research on Alzheimer's disease: from bench to society". On the occasion of the "Brain Awareness Week" celebration, we share the video of his talk and an article written by Dr. Vega.  This is the first of multiple posts that we will be sharing with you this week exploring different conditions related to the health of our brain.

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Promoting early detection of Colorectal Cancer

Ricardo López Valle's picture

For many people, reaching the age of 50 marks the beginning of an important stage in their lives. Many take the opportunity to reflect on their experiences, achievements, and wishes to fulfill. But we should also recognize that no matter how young and full of energy we feel, it is natural that with age certain changes occur that affect the normal functioning of our body. This is why, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), every person should have a screening test for colorectal cancer starting at the age of 50.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. In Puerto Rico, it is the second most common type of cancer. It is also recognized as the second leading cause of cancer death for women, as well as the third cause for men.

CITec from the University of Puerto Rico receives EBSCO prize

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The Center for Information and Technology (CITec) at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus wins EBSCO 2015 award for the creation of a digital tool that wil ease the search for information in the areas of Natural Sciences.

For the full article, please refer to the spanish version of this site.

More than Science: Joan Laureano, an engineer “on-trend”

Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz's picture

Borinqueñas, if something is certain it is that science and engineering are everywhere, in everything we do and everything we create. More importantly, science and engineering can open many doors in our future since the skills learned by studying these disciplines can be an advantageous in the workplace independent of what your final career path might be. This is the case of Borinqueña Joan Laureano Correa. Joan, who is an electric engineer, is also a renowned accessories and jewelry designer.

UPR at Humacao win two awards at Entrepreneurship Competition

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The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao won two awards under the category: Environment and Eneregy at the Entrepreneurship Competition 2015.

The original article was published at Diálogo Digital: http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/upr-humacao-gana-dos-premios-en-las-justas-empresariales/

Six students at RUM selected as University Innovation Fellows

Yaihara Fortis Santiago's picture

Six students at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (RUM) were selected as University Innovation Fellows (UIF) from Epicenter. UIF is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Venturewell.

The students are: Jonathan Díaz Sepúlveda, Bryan Muñoz Vázquez, Emmanuel Oquendo, Angelisse Ramos Morales, Rodolfo Romañach and Jahannie Torres.

This article was originally published at Diálogo Digital, on December 10th, 2015:

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/seis-estudiantes-del-rum-son-elegidos-como-university-innovation-fellows/

By: Paola Solá y Mari Luz Zapata Ramos

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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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Parallel18 Reveals Results in First Economic Impact Report

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Parallel18 (P18), the global startup accelerator that operates as part of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company and Department of Economic Development and Commerce, and that seeks to attract and create high impact startups companies that can scale from Puerto Rico to the world, revealed excellent results in its first economic impact report.

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Young entrepreneurs create an app to find healthy food

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Three young entrepreneurs created Lunchera.co, a digital platform where users can order and pay for take out from their phone, tablet or computer. Their focus is on establishments that provide healthy food options. 

You can read the full version of this article in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

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