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Experts find 12 new species of Philippine lichens
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Local experts recently found 12 new species of lichens living in Philippine mountains. This finding was documented in the study "Philippine Species of Parmotrema (Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae)" published in the June 2017 issue of the Philippine Journal of Science. The research team led by Paulina Bawingan reported 30 identified Parmotrema species, in which 12 are new records in the Philippines. While this does not indicate that the species are endemic in the country, it shows that the Philippines has a rich lichen diversity waiting to be explored. The exploration Given the Gratuity Permit by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Bawingan and her colleagues explored the forests of Benguet, Ifugao, and Mountain Province. They also studied some collected species from Mt. ...   read full story

DOST-SEI marks 30th year with tribute to scholarship champions, partners
Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
A STORY TO REMEMBER. Dr. Nestor Acala, former DOST-SEI Scholar, left the much of the audience teary-eyed as he shared his struggles as a student from a poor family in Marawi City and the transformation his life had with the scholarship program. He now teaches at the Mindanao State University – Marawi to serve young students who share the same struggles he had before. The country's science and technology human resources development arm showcased its milestones and recognized its key partners as it celebrated its pearl anniversary. Bannering the theme "Service. Excellence. Innovation.", the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) highlighted its contributions in creating a critical mass of science professionals since its foundation in 1987 throu...   read full story

PHL team wins Japanese excellence award for developing agri supplement
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017
In Photo: Dr. Lucile Abad (left, front row), who heads the Plant Food Supplement (PFS) project at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), demonstrates the electron-beam applications for ra...   read full story

I-TECH launched to commercialize Filipino inventions
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017
MANILA-- The Department of Science and Technology - Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) and the Land Bank of the Philipines launched the I-TECH Thursday afternoon, aiming to hel...   read full story

Search for Most Innovative teaching and learning resources in science
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Here We Go! Educators, Join Na! National Search for #InnoBox (Innovations in a Box) For Complete Guidelines email us or Like us on FB InnoBox for more information.  S...   read full story

Expert collaboration seen critical in tracing bird flu virus source - NRCP round table
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017
(L-R) Dr. Maria Glozefita Lagayan (DA-Bureau of Animal Industry), Dr. Irma Asuncion (DOH-Bureau of Epidemiology), Dr. Vina Lea Arguelles (DOH-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine), Dr. Mary Ann U....   read full story

Filipino-developed plant food supplement wins Japanese excellence award
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017
A research team from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) recently bagged the 2017 Excellent Research Team of the Year Award by the Japan-based ...   read full story

Valenzuela gets DOST facility to fight malnutrition
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Valenzuela City will soon wipe out child malnutrition among its local problems. With the establishment of a facility that will produce complementary food, Valenzuela City's children three years of age...   read full story