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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.

Student team from RUM wins regional competition of the American Society of Civil Engineers

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The group of students from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus that represented Puerto Rico in the southern regional competitions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, won the majority of the awards, including the prestigious Overall for the concrete canoe and steel bridge. This achievement classified them to move to the national competition where they will represent the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Puerto Rico in may and june of this year. 

This information was provided by press release from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus. 

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

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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Dr. Pablo Iván Altieri is recognized for his scientific labor

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As part of the celebration of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Society of Physiology of Puerto Rico, Dr. Pablo Iván Altieri was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award for his scientific and philanthropic labor supporting the development of research and the new generation of scientists at the Medical Science Campus.

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

Math Professor from UPR receives prestigious international award

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The contributions of Luis F. Cáceres, Mathematics Professor from the Univeristy of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, to advance the Special Mathematics Olympics of Puerto Rico (OMPR) and Latin America have made him deserving of a prestigious international award from the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC). 

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Promoting early detection of Colorectal Cancer

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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.

Silence as an accomplice: Feeding and eating disorders

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Traditionally, eating disorders have been considered  an issue for middle-upper class white females. However, we now know that these disorders do not discriminate by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age or gender.

What are feeding and eating disorders?

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.

Professor from UPR Río Piedras: First Hispanic Woman to become director at large for ACS

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"Women are able to hold many roles and to succeed in each one of them", affirmed Dr. Ingrid Montes, Chemistry Professor at UPR-RP. Dr. Montes became the first hispanic woman to be elected to the Board of General Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

For the full blog post, please refer to the Spanish version of this site. 



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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.


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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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