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UPR School of Medicine receives prestigious award

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The University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine received the Spencer Foreman Award, a prestigous recognition for exceptional community service, which the equivalent of an Oscar, Emmy or Grammy.

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UPR receives federal funds for seismic network and HIV management

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The Mayaguez and Medical Sciences Campuses from the University of Puerto Rico will receive federal funding for research programs for the seismic network and HIV studies, respectively. According to the resident commissioner in Washington, Jenniffer Gonzalez, the total ascends $607,568.

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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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Female monkeys live longer Puerto Rico due to strong social bonds

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A study from the The Caribbean Primate Research Center (CPRC) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Medical Sciences Campus, revealed that having a big family and strong community bonds prolongs the lifespan of  rhesus macaques. 

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Research team at the UPR-School of Medicine discovers how the brain responds to frustration

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San Juan - It has happened to us more than once that we find ourselves in a hurry and the elevator we are waiting for takes too long to arrive. Immediately, we proceed to press the up or down key repeatedly, until we give up and decide to take the stairs. From a research perspective, the explanation for this fenomena of frustation was unknown until today. Guided by Drs. Fabricio Do Monte and Gregory Quirk, a team of neuroscientists in the School of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR-RCM), discovered how the brain reacts to a frustrating event.

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Investigations into the role of a protein involved in heart function

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With the purpose of understanding the function of heart muscles, research carried out at the University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus, is studying the myosin-binding protein C (cMyBP-C). This protein controls the intensity and rhythm to which the heart contracts.

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UPR-Medical Science campus opens Craniofacial 3D Imaging Lab

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The School of Dental Medicine from the Medical Science Campus at the University of Puerto Rico recently opened the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics in order to prevent craniofacial malformations and treat patients with this condition.

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UPR-Medical Sciences Campus and Columbia University form alliance for dental health

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Students and professors from the School of Dental Medicine at the Medical Science Campus from the University of Puerto Rico and the Dental Medicine College from Columbia University in New York will work together to improve oral health. This will be possible through an alliance signed by both educational institutions with the goal of creating research projects and performing community outreach.

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Study reveals no genetic component to alcoholism

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Research conducted in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Medical Sciences Campus from the University of Puerto Rico, sought to determine if teenagers were naturally predisposed to alcoholism. This study revealed that the age at which drinking begins outranks genetics as an essential marker to predict alcoholism in adulthood.

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