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What happens during an epileptic attack?

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Eduard H. Valdés Valderrama

 

An epileptic attack is a transitory symptom, associated with what some scientists have described as "electric storms" in our brain. This condition has various stages: prodrome, aura, convulsion, and the postictal phase.

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Early detection against colorectal cancer is key

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Ricardo López Valle

According to the American Cancer Society, every person should get tested for colorectal cancer at age 50. Early detection is key in prevention and treatment because many times colorectal cancer does not present any symptoms 

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Yale Ciencia Initiative Project Coordinator

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Saludos amigos,

Estoy contratando una posición para un/a asistente de proyectos en Yale (New Haven, CT) para mis programas de diversidad en ciencias de la universidad y proyectos relacionados a Ciencia Puerto Rico. Por favor compartan el anuncio con amigos o colegas interesados!  

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My internship experience with CienciaPR

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The Agents of Change Empowerment and Retention Program, best known by the Spanish acronym PARACa, is an initiative organized and carried out by the non-profit organization Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción (MPA). MPA is composed of students and young professionals aware of the great challenges facing our society both today and the consequences that we could suffer tomorrow. This group of emerging professionals is characterized by recruiting agents of change who are identified by their commitment, leadership and execution at a young age with Puerto Rican society and who are willing to work for the progress and well-being of the country.

Hydrogen Sulfide’s Potential Case against Amyloid Formation, investigated by RUM Scientists

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Amyloid formation is directly associated with the development of Alzheimer’s, Parkingson’s, Huntington’s, and many other degenerative diseases. Dr. Juan Lopez-Garriga’s lab at the UPRM is currently investigating H2S’s role in the inhibition of amyloid formation.

Desire and Commitment Take You a Long Way

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Ciencia Puerto Rico support summer internships for students who are interested in leadership and professional development through the PARACa program of the non-profit organization Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción. Here, we present a guest post by Christina López, a student at Cornell University, who participated in this program with Ciencia Puerto Rico during the summer of 2014. This year we are looking for a maximum of 3 students interested in working with us. For more information, please read the end of this blog or view the internship opportunity here:

Desarrolla tus destrezas de liderazgo y apoya la ciencia boricua: ¡Pasantía PARACa con Ciencia Puerto Rico!

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¿Te interesa contribuir al desarrollo de las ciencias en Puerto Rico? ¿Quieres desarrollar tus destrezas de liderazgo y adquirir experiencia en organizaciones sin fines de lucro? ¡Considera hacer una pasantía PARACa con Ciencia Puerto Rico!

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Yale Ciencia Initiative is Recognized by White House for Answering Call to Action on Hispanic Education

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For a second time this year the Yale Ciencia Initiative has been recognized by The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH). This time the organization has been highlighted for committing to launch The Voice of Experience, a bilingual online resource to help inform students about career possibilities in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) through the examples and “voices” of successful Latino STEM professionals.

CienciaPR is recognized by the White House

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Washington, D.C. – Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, www.cienciapr.org), the world's largest network of Puerto Rican scientists and a project managed by the Yale Ciencia Initiative, was recognized by the White House as a "Bright Spot” in Hispanic Education. The award was granted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

CienciaPR is 1 of 17 initiatives across the entire United States to be highlighted in the area of ​​science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The community, which through an innovative web-based platform brings together thousands of Hispanic scientists, students and educators worldwide, was recognized as a leader in promoting science education and careers in STEM among Hispanics.

CienciaPR inicia talleres para forjar a las futuras científicas de Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico. – La organización sin fines de lucro Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), la Universidad Yale, y la Fundación Amgen darán inicio a la serie de talleres del programa “Semillas de Triunfo” que le brindará la oportunidad a niñas de séptimo a noveno grado de adentrarse al mundo de las  carreras en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas (STEM, por sus siglas en inglés). Los talleres que comienzan este próximo sábado, 22 de agosto en el Recinto de Ciencias Médicas en San Juan, serán liderados por un grupo de científicas e ingenieras puertorriqueñas destacadas en sus campos profesionales y que buscan inspirar a  una nueva generación de “Niñas Embajadoras en STEM” para beneficio de sus comunidades.

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