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Bacteria help rice grow more roots to fight drought, research says
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Results of a study reveal that a certain bacteria can induce larger and more extensive root system when applied to planted rice, thereby improving drought tolerance. The study was conducted by a group of scientists from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), along with students from Muñoz National High School in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. Led by Dr.Roel R. Suralta of PhilRice, the researchers reported that rice applied with a dose of the bacteria Streptomyces mutabilis showed improved drought tolerance because of its larger roots and more extensive root system. The study aims to improve the root system of rice grown in uplands where water is scarce. “Upland areas are 100% dependent on rainfall to support rice production,” said Suralta. “Due to the uncertainty of ra...   read full story

DOST-TAPI awards 554 IP certificates to stakeholders
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Some 554 intellectual property (IP) certificates were recently awarded to various Department of Science and Technology research and development institutes, state universities and colleges, high schools, and private inventors, a proof that Filipinos are becoming more aware of the need to claim ownership to their innovations and technologies. The DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) awarded a total of 61 copyrights, 19 utility models, and one industrial design to DOST-attached agencies. In addition, 335 copyrights and 37 utility models were given to SUCs while 89 copyrights and one utility model were handed over to science and national high schools. Further, three copyrights and eight utility models were awarded to private inventors. For the past decades, the DOS...   read full story

Science prominent in 2018 TOYM
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019
Science is moving front and center in the country’s march toward progress and modernization, if the winners of the 2018 TOYM or Ten Outstanding Young Men Philippines are any indication. DOST Secretar...   read full story

DOST-NRCP STEPS INTO FRONTIER RESEARCH
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018
December 8 marks the 85th founding anniversary of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It is the first and oldest research counci...   read full story

NAST PHL CONDUCTS SCIENCE POLICY AND INFORMATION FORUM ON HIV/AIDS
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018
PASAY CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) recently conducted the Science Policy and Information Forum on HIV/AIDS last November 19, 2018 at the Hotel Jen Mani...   read full story

DIWATA-2, PH'S SECOND MICROSATELLITE SET ON SPACE
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018
H-IIA F4 rocket at the Tanegashima Space Center, Kyushu, Japan (Photo from JAXA) Diwata-2, the Philippines' second microsatellite, was launched into space on October 29, 2018 hitching a ride via H-...   read full story

Pinoy science documentaries reap awards in 3rd Indie-Siyensya filmmaking contest
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018
Judges, organizers, and winners of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Youth Category with DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (rightmost). From 300 film concept proposals to forty-five film entries, seven films fin...   read full story

DOST-NRCP GIVES POSTHUMOUS AWARD TO MEN OF BASIC RESEARCH
Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Dr. Manuel L. Roxas The first President of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), the Executive Secretary who served the longest, and a former legislator of S&T and the arts, ...   read full story