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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.

Valuable research on invertebrate biodiversity in Puerto Rico

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Pedro Bosque Pérez / pedro.bosque@gfrmedia.com

Doctors Rafael Joglar Jusino, Carlos J. Santos Flores and Juan L. Torres Pérez just published the book "Biodiversidad de Puerto Rico: Invertebrados" (Biodiversity of Puerto Rico: Invertebrates). This book summarizes decades of research on the diversity of invertebrate species in Puerto Rico. It contains information on 10,500 species and spectacular photos.

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Cueva Ventana becomes popular tourism spot

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A new public-private partnership has led to Aventuras Cueva Ventana, which offers eco-tours of this increasingly popular cave in Arecibo.

 

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