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Do you know where your thyroid is?

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I must confess that the first time I heard someone say that they were suffering from the thyroid, I figured "duhthiroy" was the name of a strange disease that I would not encounter often. It was not until much later that I understood the importance of the thyroid gland, whose role is vital to maintaining the balance in our bodies and therefore a sense of well-being. Thyroid diseases are even more common than diabetes, and yet, not much is heard about them. It is estimated that over 30 million Americans have thyroid problems, and that up to half of these have not yet been diagnosed.

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/

UPR RP students won third place at programming contest

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A group of Computer Science students at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras (UPR-RP) won third place at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Domincan Republic.

This article was originally published at the UPR RP website: http://www.uprrp.edu/?p=7394

 

Six students at RUM selected as University Innovation Fellows

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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

Professor at UPR Humacao receives distinction as Professor Emeritus

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Dr. Roberto Mori González, former profesor at the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao was recognized as Profesor Emeritus by the Deaprtment of Social Sciences.

This article was originally published at Diálogo Digital, on December 9th, 2015. To read the original article visit: 

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/distinguen-profesor-de-la-upr-humacao/

Student at UPRM won first place at the North American Power Symposium

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Mónica I. Mercado Oliveras, student at the Electrical Engineering Department, at the Univerity of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (RUM), won first place for her poster presentation at the North American Power Symposium (NAPS) held at the University of North Carolina.

UPR press release.

This article was published at Diálogo Digital:

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/estudiante-del-rum-triunfa-en-competencia-de-energia-fotovoltaica/

 

UPR students won awards at ABRCMS in Seattle

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The following students form the UPR system won awards for their research presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Seattle.

UPR-RP: Kiara Berrios (Biochemistry); Cristina María Ríos (Neuroscience); Eddie Pérez-Caraballo and Nadia Yusif (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Gabriela Fenollal and Joel Encarnación Rosado (Cancer Biology); Ivana Serrano (Cellular Biology); Bethzaida Súarez, Andrés Molina, Nelson García and Alexandra Vázquez (Chemistry); and Josean Reyes (Physical Engineering and Math).

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Dr. Manuel Díaz-Ríos: Promoting neuroscience in the laboratory and the community

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El Dr. Manuel Díaz-Ríos y su equipo de investigación
Dr. Manuel Díaz-Ríos and his research group

In the laboratory of Dr. Manuel Díaz-Ríos at the University of Puerto Rico’s Institute of Neurobiology, the students and personnel not only study how the motor nervous system functions and how it is affected with trauma or degenerative diseases, but they also learn the value of volunteer work and have the opportunity to teach kids and the community about science. Manolo (as he is known by his friends) firmly believes how important it is for scientists to contribute beyond the walls of the lab through education and mentoring. 

Astrobiology course for aficionados

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The class "Introduction to Astrobiology" will begin on Tuesday, June 13 at UMET Cupey. This course is hosted by the Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CEDES) of School of Environmental Affairs of the UMET and the Astronomy Society of Puerto Rico. 

 

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Marine Biologists on strike: fighting for education and the coast

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Legislative project 812 aspires to amend the definition of the terrestrial maritime zone in Puerto Rico beaches. Experts in the field of oceanography explained that the legislation would reduce the protected coastal areas as public property and facilitate the privatization of beach access.

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

 

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Strike disrupts research at Puerto Rico’s top university

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Last week molecular biologist Juan Ramirez-Lugo put all his coral samples in the freezer, locked the door of his lab, and told his six undergraduate assistants to stay home the next day. The assistant professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in San Juan wasn’t happy about yet another disruption to his research on seasonal variations in how corals respond to thermal stress and his efforts to give undergraduates “authentic research experiences.” But he felt he had no choice.

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Telescopes will be used to observe the moon and planet Jupiter

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San Juan, PR, May 22, 2017 — The Puerto Rico Astronomy Society, Inc. (PRAS),  the mayor of Vega Baja, Hon. Marcos Cruz Molina and the local administration, invite the general public to a night of astronomy observation. The event will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm at the Antigua Pista del Campamento Tortuguero in Vega Baja, carr. PR-686 and PR-687.

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

 

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