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UPR Rio Piedras receives $1.3 million award from NIH

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Dr. José Arcadio Rodríguez Martínez, professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the proteins responsible for the development of the human heart. 

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UPR Rio Piedras receives $1.3 million award from NIH

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Dr. José Arcadio Rodríguez Martínez, professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the proteins responsible for the development of the human heart. 

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Puerto Rican scientist will study micro algae at the Panama Canal

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Jennifer Gil, a young Puerto Rican scientists will go to Panama in October where she will spend 9 months cllecting microalgae and documenting her findings through various digital platforms. Gil received the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, the first Puerto Rican to do so, and the only Latina in the group this year.

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The University of Puerto Rico will study fungi that grew in San Juan after Hurricane Maria

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The Universidad de Puerto Rico Río Piedras (UPR-RP), was awarded a $424,956 federal grant to study the fungi communities that grew in homes around San Juan that were damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Asteroid named to honor Puerto Rican scientist

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The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid 33012 Eddie Irizarry, in honor of the Puerto Rican scientist and vicepresident of the Astronomy Society of the Caribbean.

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Multi-million dollar grant for the UPR to study the relationship between the nervous system and the environment

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The Institute of Neurobiology of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the effects of environmental stressors on the structure and function of the nervous system.

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Puerto Rican scientist helped identify new marine species

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Scientists from Panama, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico identified two new species of marine catfish in the Ariopsis genus. 

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The day #CienciaBoricua became visible

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Under the Caribbean sun and embraced a cool sea breeze, on April 22, 2017, over 600 scientists, students and citizens marched for science. It was a historic day for Puerto Rican science. Young and old flooded the streets of historic Old San Juan to celebrate #cienciaboricua, to demand policies based on evidence and informed by the local scientific community. We joined 600+ cities around the world to #MarchForScience.

Stories of #CienciaBoricua @ Lote 23

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Science like you've never heard it before. 

SAN JUAN, PR – Puerto Rican science will be the main course on April 18, starting at 7:00 pm, at Lote 23, in Santurce. As part of their activities, the March for Science-Puerto Rico will be presenting "Historias de #CienciaBoricua @ Lote 23." 

The event will feature personal stories about science and adventures in the pursuit of knowledge and innovation. Through these stories, Puerto Rican scientists will share how science touches every aspect of our lives—including their own.

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