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Student from UPR-Mayaguez wins second place at NSF conference

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Bethzaely Fernández, doctoral student from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus, won second place in the Chemistry and Chemical Sciences Oral Presentations ­category with her research project titled: Imprinted Zeolite Carbon Composites for the Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern from Water.

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


Students from RUM awarded NSF graduate research fellowships

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Twelve students, three candidates to graduate and nine incoming students to the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (RUM), were selected to receive Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Science will not thank you: volunteer anecdote

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“Doing science” is to generate knowledge. The process of generating knowledge does not involve any feelings nor does it allow you to know if your findings have any value or not.

This is because science is a human and social process.  The people who give value to the new knowledge generated are the scientists themselves who are people just like you and me.

Pioneer in combined program at UPR-Medical Science Campus and Yale University

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The student Sherley Collado Justiniano, from the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, is the first Puerto Rican to be accepted into the combined MD/PhD program of UPR and Yale University.

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



Neuroscience Symposium: Innovative Technologies and Learning

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The idea for the Neuroscience Symposium: Innovation, Technology, and Learning was conceived in 2014 when doctoral student Juan V. Concepcion Cardona and Dr. Joel Acevedo Nieto met at the Network of Entrepreneurship Innovation in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. Juan and Joel discussed possibilities for a holding a meeting about the emergence of Neuroscience in Puerto Rico. Both scientists felt that there is a need to better understand and track the development of neuroscience research and practice in Puerto Rico. As an academic discipline, neuroscience is challenging as it is composed of various sub-disciplines like neurobiology, psychology, cognitive sciences, computer sciences, etc.

Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, nominated to Board of the ASM

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Congratulations to our # Borinqueña, a member of the SciencePR Team, and science champion, Dr. Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, who is a candidate this year for an elected position on the board of directors of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

We invite all friends of CienciaPR who in turn are members of the ASM to cast their vote for ASM Board members before Friday, February 24 at midnight: 

Take care of your heart

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Heart disease affects the population of Puerto Rico in multiple ways: their physical and emotional health, quality of life, social and work relationships, and their wallet. February is heart health awareness month so we’ll take the opportunity to discuss some of the conditions that affect the heart and how we can prevent them.

What is heart disease?

SEDS UPRM Observation & Planetarium Night

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     Early sky watchers used to enjoy and monitor our sky for celestial objects and phenomena, even with their lack of sophisticated instruments. Somehow, they managed to understand and develop the ideas that would set the basis for modern astronomy. Nowadays, when the concepts “space,” “astronauts,” or even “NASA” are used the first thoughts coming to mind may be those related to science, engineering, or technology. Yet, the truth is that the study of space is much more than just traditional subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); it entails achieving new and innovative ways of thinking about our universe, thus leading to a new and an avant-garde way of perceiving all of our surroundings.

CienciaPR: From the beginning

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Pasteur said that although science has no homeland, scientists do. Since I've been thinking of myself as a scientist, I’ve thought of myself as a Puerto Rican scientist. My concerns about science and Puerto Rico have always gone hand in hand and with them a deep interest and commitment to contribute, through science for the betterment of my country.

Designer Drugs: A Lethal High

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Designer drugs are substances designed to mimic the effects of an existing drug. Their chemical structure is altered, which prevents them from appearing in standard drug screening tests. The idea behind these drugs is to create a new substance that is not classified as illegal, allowing dealers to sell it without breaking the law. As law enforcement officials get to know these drugs, they are classified as illegal.  Dealers then alter the structure again, repeating the cycle. In the United States, around 200-300 new designer drugs were identified between 2009-2014.  These drugs are often distributed in night clubs, parties, and raves. Aside from their many detrimental effects on the body, these drugs have an added danger and lethality.


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Global Index Gives Low Marks to Access to Information in Puerto Rico

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After an analysis of the new Access to Information and Open Data Laws, the Global Right to Information Rating (RTI) would place Puerto Rico in 87th place out of 128 countries

El Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Moleculares abrirá sus puertas al público general, como parte de la Celebración de la Semana de la Biociencia

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

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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.

FoCo Speaks Ciencia! to give Latina scientists a platform for personal stories

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FoCo Speaks Ciencia, a night of culture infusion, art and science is happening Friday, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Courtesy of 500 Women Scientists)

Latina women are underrepresented in the science community.