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Creation of the Puerto Rico Diagnostic Tests Evaluation Commission (PRoDTEC) for SARS-CoV

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   The Department of Health and the Puerto Rico Science Trust collaborated to obtain the FDA Consent to grant emergency use authorizations (EUA) for tests that detect SARS-CoV-2 in laboratories, giving scientific autonomy to Puerto Rico during the emergency of COVID-19

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A graduate of the Mayagüez Campus of the UPR works on an important initiative against COVID-19

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Committed to his country and his alma mater, the engineer José M. Rodríguez, a graduate of the Mayagüez University Campus (RUM), of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), is a flagship plant in his work as Director of Engineering for the Americas in Abbott Laboratories company, where it is a leader of vital initiatives today to combat COVID-19.

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Researcher at the UPR Cayey studies the effectiveness of COVID-19 prevention measures through mathematical models

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With the purpose of developing mathematical models that study the effectiveness of interventions such as physical distancing, effective treatment and / or social distancing in the prevention, mitigation or eradication of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Mayteé Cruz Aponte of the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey (UPR-Cayey), is developing an investigation to evaluate the existing mitigation measures in order to design additional methods for the eradication of the current pandemic.

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Se buscan mentores y participantes para MIT Latin America vs COVID19 Challenge

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MIT va a hacer un hackathon virtual para América Latina el 19-21 de junio para encontrar soluciones a problemas asociados con el COVID-19 en América Latina, incluyendo Puerto Rico. https://covid19challenge.mit.edu/latam-vs-covid19/  

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New aid for researchers is added to respond to COVID-19

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust will grant up to $10,000 for research and specific solutions in public health in the communities, as well as projects that advance telehealth on the Island.

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Proposed Treatment for COVID-19 Azithromycin

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Molecular Formula: C38H72N2O12

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The following article is with the intent to inform the community about azithromycin and not to be used for medical purposes. Please seek medical attention if you think you have flu or flu-like symptoms before ingesting antibiotics.

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Azithromycin is part of a family of antibiotics called macrolides. It is an azalide antibiotic.

Response for students and STEM educators to the emergency of COVID-19

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Given the recent natural disasters and the public health emergency that we are facing, Ciencia Puerto Rico continues to be committed to the educators and students of Puerto Rico, who have seen their teaching and learning process interrupted, first by a sequence of earthquakes and now by the COVID-19 pandemic. This new crisis (the third in last three years) highlights how important it is to develop strategies and tools that ensure the continuity and resilience of the education system.

ACHÚ, a book to educate children about COVID-19 in a simple and fun way

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), was given the task of developing the “Achú” Activity Book, to educate children about the new Coronavirus COVID-19. The book was created with the idea of ​​raising awareness in children, in a simple and fun way, of the world’s reality in relation to this disease, which is already considered a global pandemic, and nobody is exempt from it.

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