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Microbes From Fossilized Feces Support Archeological Theories
2014-05-20 03:38:16

American Society for Microbiology By evaluating the bacteria and fungi found in fossilized feces, microbiologists are providing evidence to help support archeologists' hypotheses regarding cultures living in the Caribbean over 1,500 years ago. They report their findings today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "Although fossilized feces (coprolites) have frequently been studied, they had never been used as tools to determine ethnicity and distinguish between...

2014-05-16 08:25:48

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOLMAR Pharmaceuticals, Inc., focused on specialty pharmaceutical products, today announced that, effective May 8, 2014, the company holds exclusive distribution rights to ELIGARD® (leuprolide acetate for injectable suspension) in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. ELIGARD is a prescription medication for the palliative treatment (management of symptoms) of advanced prostate cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140515/88265...

2014-05-09 20:22:59

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS), the largest managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced that the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (ASES) informed its health subsidiary, Triple-S Salud, that the RFP process to return the Medicaid business to an at-risk model has been cancelled. As a result of this decision, the agency also notified Triple-S of its intention to extend the Company's current Medicaid ASO contract,...

2014-04-30 23:18:29

Suprema Inc., a leading global provider of technology in biometrics and security, today announced with ENTERTECH SYSTEMS an expanded partnership that now includes the United Kingdom and Ireland. ENTERTECH SYSTEMS is not only the new official operating partner in the UK market but also continues operating in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, delivering Suprema biometric products and applications for use with access control systems and workforce management solutions. Birmingham, UK and Seoul,...

2014-04-29 08:23:24

Nationally recognized, respected service provider adds key building block to Elio Motors launch strategy TROY, Mich., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: "PBY"), the nation's leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, has been named as the official service provider for Elio Motors, Inc., the start-up transportation company revolutionizing the way Americans commute. With a price tag of $6,800 and fuel efficiency of 84 miles per...

2014-04-24 12:22:21

MEXICO CITY, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR) the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight others in the southeast of Mexico, as well as a 50% JV partner in Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC, operator of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today announced that shareholders adopted the following resolutions and considered the following matters at...

2014-04-23 16:28:01

Uses ActiveVideo CloudTV(TM) platform to expand STB functionality and features SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Puerto Rico and ActiveVideo(TM) today announced that they are showcasing at NCTA's The Cable Show a major advance in how viewers find television content in a social context, with the launch of a cloud-based personalized user interface that uses real-time viewing metrics to display program popularity. Using the power of...

2014-04-22 08:26:02

"Good Spirited" campaign highlights construction project that recycles rubble HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacardi Limited is raising the bar on environmental sustainability, site by site. The high standards are evident at the BACARDI rum distillery in Catano, Puerto Rico, where the Company recently constructed three new aging warehouses using tons of recycled concrete. The ambitious project - at the world's largest premium rum distillery - required demolition of six...

2014-04-16 14:03:07

Economic botany study shows importance of 'Culinary Cultural Conservation': Preserving cuisine when moving to climatically, culturally, and agriculturally different environments Tucked away in Hartford, Connecticut, a Puerto Rican community is creating a tropical home away from home through cuisine that is so authentic it has caught the attention of scientists. David W. Taylor (University of Portland) and Gregory J. Anderson (University of Connecticut) took a close look at the fresh crops...

Climate Change A Likely Culprit In Coqui Frog's Altered Calls
2014-04-16 12:04:30

By Stuart Wolpert, University of California - Los Angeles Changes in the Puerto Rican climate over the past three decades have caused small but significant changes to the coqui frog, the territory's national animal. UCLA biologists have found that not only have male coquis become smaller, but their mating call has also become shorter and higher pitched. Authored by Peter Narins, UCLA distinguished professor of integrative biology and physiology and of ecology and evolutionary biology,...


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El Yunque National Forest
2013-12-24 11:12:40

The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...

2012-06-14 07:39:44

Symbol: VOTE Group: Dicot Family: Gentianaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   LEPO2 Leiphaimos portoricensis Britton Distribution: VoyriatenellaHook. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 07:56:47

Symbol: VEBO2 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Vine Native Status: PR    N Distribution: VernoniaborinquensisUrb. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

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2012-06-14 08:56:57

Symbol: TEBI2 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   MEBI2 Menendezia biflora (Cogn.) Britton Distribution: Tetrazygiabiflora(Cogn.) Urb. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta –...

2012-06-14 09:35:42

Symbol: SPPO9 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses Subclass   Sphagnidae Order   Sphagnales Family   Sphagnaceae Genus   Sphagnum L. – sphagnum Species   Sphagnum portoricense Hampe...

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