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DOST-PCHRD calls for Thesis Grant Applications
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018
TAGUIG CITY, May 17 -- Funds for Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products is now being provided by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) to support to all undergraduate students who will conduct their thesis on natural products. This program aims to sustain a research culture in natural products to increase the number of research and later on build a pool of researchers/experts specializing in the field. The said program also supports the Drug Discovery and Development program of the DOST-PCHRD which aims to develop safe, effective and affordable alternative drugs from the country’s natural resources.  In order to qualify for the said project, the applicants must comply the following requirements and procedu...   read full story

Celebrate hypertension awareness month this May
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Hypertension is considered as the number one contributing risk factor for global deaths, causing strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular complications. The month of May is declared as the "National Awareness Month" to prevent and control this disease. The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development is one with the International Society of Hypertension and the Department of Health in celebrating the national awareness month to raise consciousness and to encourage citizens of all countries to counter this modern epidemic. #KnowYourNumbers This year's theme for the hypertension awareness campaign is #KnowYourNumbers which aims to enhearten everyone to have their blood pressure checked and measured. The proportion of strokes in younger adults is rising each year and it i...   read full story

DOST-developed biodegradable substitute to synthetic plastics offers opportunity for plastic manufacturers
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Is the Philippine market ready for biodegradable substitute to synthetic plastics? To test the country's readiness to replace synthetic plastics with a biodegradable substitute, the Department of Sci...   read full story

Advocates seek a law on modern biotech
Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018
In Photo: Agriculture experts and advocates of modern biotechnology pose for posterity during a seminar on plant-breeding innovations and updates on modern biotechnology organized by the Department ...   read full story

From Passion to Business
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018
With a sole passion in cooking, Marites A. Villanueva took that inspiration to create her own business, Vinhessa Food Processing and Marketing (VFPM). "Sardines is one of my favorite dish and I mad...   read full story

World-class Pinoy technology wins gold medal
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018
Manila, Philippines – Biotek-M Aqua Kit won the prestigious gold medal during the 46th International Exhibition of Invention of Geneva on 11-15 April 2018 at the Geneva Palexpo Arena in Geneva, Swit...   read full story

DOST projects to counter disasters, climate change
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018
In Photo: Science Undersecretary Renato U. Solidum Government scientists are working on 27 new projects for disaster-risk reduction and climate-change adaptation and mitigation, Science Undersecret...   read full story

DOST-NCR helps clean up creek, empower Taguig area
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018
In Photo: Representatives from partner agencies clean up Conga Creek. The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) recently collaborated with the local government of ...   read full story