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Neuroscientist shines at regional conference

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Marla Rivera-Oliver, a graduate student at the Institute of Neurobiology of the University of Puerto Rico, was selected to present her research in the oral Neuroscience session at the Southeast Regional IDeA conference in Biloxi, MS (Nov 11-13, 2015). Marla’s presentation, "The Modulatory Effects of Caffeine on the Intrinsic Properties of Spinal Lateral Motoneurons", a collaboration with Yocasta Alvarez-Bagnarol and her research mentor Dr. Manuel Diaz-Rios, received a commemorative certificate and a $500 award. She was the only neuroscience graduate student to be selected for an oral presentation. 

We are proud of Marla, who is also a volunteer with CienciaPR. Congratulations!

 

UPR student characterized neuronal circuit associated with mental disorders

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Marlean Montesino Cartagena, student at the University of Puerto Rico- Medical Science Campus, characterized the neuronal circuit associated with fear conditioning under the guidance of Dr. Gregory Quirk.

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Puerto Rican Science well represented at #SFN2015

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Puerto Rican science was well represented in the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) recently held in Chicago, IL.  More than a hundred Puerto Ricans represented us in different sub-disciplines of neuroscience. This is the largest neuroscience conference worldwide, with more than 30,000 participants representing more than 80 countries. The event provides an ideal environment for the dissemination of recent scientific findings and to promote collaboration between scientists and help in the development of tools and ideas to advance neuroscience research.

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Neuroeducation workshop for teachers

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On Wednesday, November 18th a neuroeducation workshop will be held at the Central University of Bayamón. For more info visit www.neuroeducacion.info, or at  Facebook or email mconejonirvana@yahoo.com.

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Drinking coffee to learn about Alzheimer

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As part of the awareness month about Alzheimer disease, the initiative " A coffee for Alzheimer" aims to gather the community to talk about Alzheimers in Puerto Rico. Jacobo Morales is the spokesman for this initiative.  

For more information about “Un Café por el Alzheimer” visit, www.facebook.com/uncafeporelalzheimerpr, or Twitter at, @Cafe_Alzheim_PR.

Below is the agenda for the monthly events:

 

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Daniel Colón-Ramos: studying and building connections

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Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos
Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos

You could say that the life of Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos is one big game of connect-the-dots. A native of Palo Hincado in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, and now associate professor at Yale University, Daniel investigates how neurons make connections to form a functional nervous system.

Dr. Colón-Ramos has taken the lessons he’s learned about connectivity and applied them beyond the bench, finding ways to link two of his loves: science and Puerto Rico. 

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Programa de investigación en neurociencias para pre-universitarios

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Ana G. Méndez University System Student Research Development Center are very proud to launch Puerto Rico's first semester-long Neuroscience research program aimed at high school students to work as Pre-College Researchers at the university level within the Saturday Research Academy in the Ana G.

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Successful neuroscience workshop at UPR

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To create awareness about neuroscience among underrepresented minorities, Michigan State University offered a neuroscience workshop to high school and undergraduate students in Puerto Rico.

 

You can learn more about these workshops and the Bridge to Neuroscience program in this Mirada Científica podcast.

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Second International Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium at Universidad del Turabo

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On friday, March 6th, Universidad del Turabo will be hosting the 2nd International Neuroscience Symposium. For more information, visit the symposium page or call (787) 743-7979 ext. 4140. 

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Puerto Rico is ideal for sciences

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The recent scientific advancements from the Memory and Learning Lab lead by Dr. Gregory Quirk at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus show that the local institutions are making significant contributions to the scientific world. 

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