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Permeable concrete developed by graduate students at UPR-Mayaguez

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Graduate Students from the Department of Civil Engineering (INCI) of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus presented the first instalation of permeable concrete on campus. This new material permits water infiltration, decreasing superificial water run-off and preventing floods.

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RCM creates app to make better nutritional choices

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A group of researchers from the Medical Science Campus at the University of Puerto Rico is going to launch NutriCart, a mobile app designed to help people make healthier and more convenient decisions when you are grocery shopping. 

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UPR and OFSA drive reusable energy projects for communities

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The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and the Office of the General Coordinator for Socioeconomic Finance and Self Management (OFSA), began a collaboration to develop projects focused on sustainable development and reusable energy for communities in the Island. 

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Retired Professor creates a digital library focusing on science and history of Puerto Rico

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José Mari Mut, retired Biology Professor at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus, has a philosophy that knowledge should be available to everyone. With this goal in mind he created Ediciones Digitales, a webpage with the purpose of sharing documents about science and history of Puerto Rico, free to the public.

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A vaccine for the Zika virus

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The Unted States government begun an investigation for the development of a vaccine against the Zika virus, but this will not happen overnight. Dr. Anibal J. Valentin Acevedo, Immunology Professor form the University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla, points out that developing a vaccine that is effective against disease can take years of research.

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MSC at UPR obtains 12.2 millions for scientific research

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The Center for Primate Investigations of the Carribean (CRPC) and the Medical Science Campus from the University of Puerto Rico (RCM), received 12.2 million dollars for scientific research from the NIH to be used in the next 5 years.

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RUM offers two new doctorates in Engineering

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The University of Puerto Rico, at Mayagüez, will offer two new doctorates in Electric Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. 

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Edible films and their importance in the food industry

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Scientists from the University of Puerto Rico and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile are planning new collaborations to develop edible films to preserve salmon, one of the most popular exported foods in Chile. 

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UPR investigates: RNA modifications to cure disease

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In the Institute for Neurobiology in San Juan, an investigator and his students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) are searching for the way to modify human molecules to eliminate genetic mutations and create new therapies for diseases. 
 
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UPR Professor is reelected to the board of the American Chemical Society

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Dr. Ingrid Montes, Chemistry Professor from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Rio Piedras Campus, was reelected as the General Director of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Chemistry (ACS). 

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