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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.

FINDING ANSWERS IN NATURE

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Finding answers in nature

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez

Do you remember when your grandma gave you natural remedies when you were sick? Well, she may have a reason for it at the end of the day. Since early civilizations, it is very common to use plants or natural remedies to survive different diseases and illnesses. In current times, it may not be a common practice, but most of the medicines we use today, came from nature. Antibiotics, probiotics, analgesics, relaxants, have bio- derived components. We may not be aware of the diversity that exist in the world, which is still mostly unknown to us. And since, we are unaware of it, we are also not aware of the capabilities it may have in medicine or other areas.

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.

Researcher at the UPR received NIH grant to study the epigenetics of cleft palate

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Dr.Carmen Buxó, researcher at the University of Puerto Rico received an K99/R00 NIH grant called FaceGenes to study the epigenetics of cleft palate. 

For more info about this research call 787-620-5729 or at 787-758-2525 ext. 2710,facegenespr@gmail.com.

To read the full article, visit the Spanish version of this blog. 

Professor at UPR Mayaguez received STTR grant from NASA

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Dr. Arturo J. Hernández Maldonado, a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez received a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from NASA. This is the first grant of this type granted to a researcher in Puerto Rican.

To read the full press release visit the Spanish version of this site.

 

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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El Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical presenta el Atlas del Bosque Nacional El Yunque

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Maricelis Rivera Santos

El proyecto colaborativo contiene más de 30 mapas y 57 estudios científicos

San Juan, P.R. (Martes, 5 de junio de 2018) — El Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical (IITF, por sus siglas en inglés), adscrito al Servicio Forestal federal, presentó hoy el Atlas del Bosque Nacional El Yunque que contiene información, datos científicos y mapas de este importante hábitat natural de Puerto Rico, informó el director Dr. Ariel Lugo.

Parallel18 startups sell $14 million after acceleration

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indy Burgos Alvarado

SAN JUAN – The $2.4 million that the Government of Puerto Rico, via the Science, Technology & Research Trust (PRST), invested in 60 startup companies has begun to show results.

The first two generations of startups that went through Puerto Rico-based accelerator Parallel18 (P18) achieved, between April 2016 and April 2017, global sales of $13.99 million, of which $7.99 million was generated on the island.

CHASING THE MYSTERY BEHIND BIOLUMINESCENCE IN PUERTO RICO

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UMCES faculty, Lora Harris and Jamie Pierson, and graduate student Juan Alvarez-Rosario join the Centro TORTUGA students for a group photo at the end of their May field study. 

The government will overhaul the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust

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