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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.

WORKING TOWARDS A CLINICAL TRIAL CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO

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Working towards a clinical trial culture in Puerto Rico

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Doctors and researchers work towards developing new drugs, new procedures to cure, detect, prevent or treat diseases. But the people, families and patients, have put their trust and life by joining the clinical trials needed to determine if these drugs or procedures worked. The combination of both parts, doctors and patients, are crucial to advance medicine.

Forward Summit will accelerate scientific and technological enterprise in Puerto Rico

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The scientific, technological, and entrepreneurial communities of Puerto Rico will have the opportunity to advance together their potential as motors of economic development during an event without precedent in Puerto Rico, the Forward Summit, to take place September 17, 2016, at the Sheraton Convention Center in Puerto Rico.

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Small grants call for proposals for local investigators

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust announces second round of its "Small Research Grants Program"

Research & Development funding in Puerto Rico could be significantly increased if local researchers are provided with adequate resources that enabled them to arrive at critical milestones in their research endeavors. The Trust has developed the Small Research Grant Program (SRGP) to help researchers to position their R&D proposals competitively prior to the submission, or re-submission, to private or federal agencies.

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Between Borinqueñas: Women in STEM

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To celebrate International Women's Month, the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT), welcomed Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and "Women Empowered " (WE) for a discussion between Borinqueñas. Ms. Lucy Crespo (CEO of the PRSTRT), Dr. Patricia Ordoñez (Computer Science Professor -UPR-RP), Dr . Michelle Martinez (Professor, School of Medicine - University Central del Caribe) and Dr . Giovanna Guerrero (Executive Director, CienciaPR) shared their success stories and challenges.

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