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UPRRP receives funds for biology research

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The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus will receive funds for two research projects in evolutionary biology in collaboration with Universities in the United States. According with the Resident Commissioner in Washington, Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon, these funds ascend $4,383,316.

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UPR Carolina opens new neuroscience laboratory

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The University of Puerto Rico at Carolina opened the first neuroscience laboratory with the purpose of promoting scientific research.

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UPR Medical Science Campus receives grant to study breast cancer

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The National Institute of General Medicine (NIGMS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) granted $150,000 to the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) for a study on pharmaceuticals to block metastatic breast cancer cells.

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Trying out new educational tools by using primate bones

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A group of scientists and teachers at the Caribbean Primate Research Center are developing relevant and interactive educational activities for students. 

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UPRRP seeks fund for restoration of coral reefs

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends the assignment of $200,000 federal funds for the program on restoration of coral reefs from the University of Puerto at Rio Piedras as part of the Coastal Resilience Grants. 

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UPR professor named as editor in chief of academic journal

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Dr. Pablo I. Altieri Nieto, professor and researcher at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus was named as the editor in chief of the academic journal, Global Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.

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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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UPR Medical Science Campus recognized in Germany

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The Station for the Detection of Spores and Fungi from the Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico has joined the 'Worldwide Pollen Monitoring Map’ from the ZAUM Center for Allergies and the Environment in Germany. This interactive map shares information on the levels of fungi, pollen, dessert dust and other allergens, and being included in this initiative is recognition of the work being done at UPR-RCM.

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Strike disrupts research at Puerto Rico’s top university

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Last week molecular biologist Juan Ramirez-Lugo put all his coral samples in the freezer, locked the door of his lab, and told his six undergraduate assistants to stay home the next day. The assistant professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in San Juan wasn’t happy about yet another disruption to his research on seasonal variations in how corals respond to thermal stress and his efforts to give undergraduates “authentic research experiences.” But he felt he had no choice.

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