Anxiolytic Effects of Brown Seaweed Organic Extracts in Drosopholia Melanogaster using the Dark/Light Box Test and the Forced Swim Test: A Chemical and Proteomic Characterization

Investigador: Ricardo Chiesa (Biología) Approximately 15.7 million people suffer from anxiety disorders (ADs) in the United States alone each year. Individuals with anxiety disorders are usually treated with benzodiazepines (BZs). This project aims to determine the potential anxiolytic effects of crude organic extracts and/or specific metabolites from the brown seaweed Stypopodium zonale, using the Dark/Light Box…

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BRAD: Promoting Diversity through Synergy and Collaboration in Research Administration

Investigadora principal: Dra. Isar Godreau (isar.godreau@upr.edu) Mentora Senior: Dra. Emma Fernández Repollet, Recinto de Ciencias Médicas Administrador Senior: Dr. Raúl Castro Santiago La meta del programa es aumentar la capacidad de la UPR en Cayey para atraer fondos externos mediante la puesta en marcha de transformaciones institucionales en el entrenamiento a la facultad y la coordinación entre unidades que  promueva,…

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Center for the Advancement of Wearable Technologies (CAWT): Engineered (Bio)Interfaces, Energy Harvesting/Storage and Data Analytics for Health and Diagnostic Monitoring

Investigador: Juan M. López Encarnación Descripción: The vision of the Center for the Advancement of Wearable Technologies (CAWT) is to (1) advance the fundamental and applied science of biosensors, portable power/storage, and data analytics to enable nextgeneration wearables; (2) provide an engaged and diverse workforce for the Nation’s wearable technology (WT) sector; and (3) stimulate economic development…

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Colectivo universitario para el acceso: Apoyo a escolares, víctimas de la violencia

Investigadoras: Dra. Isar P. Godreau (Antropóloga) y Dra. Verónica Castro El propósito de este proyecto es brindarles a escolares, victimas de violencia la oportunidad de aumentar sus probabilidades de admisión a la Universidad. Esto se llevara a cabo reforzando el material educativo y trabajo en el desarrollo de aspiraciones universitarias futuras. Ademas, los estudiantes participaran…

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CREST PR: The Effects of Long-term Anthropogenic Noise Exposure on the Behavior and CNS of the Caribbean Hermit Crab

Investigador:  Dra. María I. De Jesús Burgos (Química) Our long-term goal is to understand the effects of chronic noise exposure on animal behavior and the neural substrates implicated. We use as an experimental model, C. clypeatus, a terrestrial decapod that abounds in the local coastal plain forests and sandy beaches of the littoral zones of…

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