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FAQs on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019)
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020
In view of the need to keep the public abreast with accurate and relevant information, the Department of Health wishes to provide the public with right information about the COVID-2019:1. What are coronaviruses? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses causing a range of illnesses, from the common cold to more serious infections such as those caused by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus can also cause a variety of diseases in farm animals and domesticated pets.2. What are the symptoms and possible complications of a coronavirus infection? Common signs of coronavirus infection include flu-like and respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficult...   read full story

MANGROVE MICROORGANISMS TAPPED AS NEW SOURCE OF ANTIBIOTICS
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Mr. Carlo Chris Apurillo presenting the results of their study during the NRCP Regional Basic Research Caravan in Tacloban City. Some 22 fungi species living in mangroves have been isolated and identified by experts to produce compounds that can be used for drug creation. These fungi are called endophytes which are microbes that reside inside host plants. “There is an urgent need to develop new and effective agents to treat infectious diseases particularly drug-resistant bacterial infections which is now a growing threat to human health,” said Mr. Carlo Chris Apurillo who reported on behalf of their research’s team leader Thomas Edison dela Cruz during NRCP Regional Basic Research Caravan last January 15, 2020 at Leyte Normal University in Tacloban City. Mr. Apurillo added that t...   read full story

DOST-NRCP gets new members from its regional research caravan
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Tacloban City - Around 200 active researchers, including artists, from 17 institutions in Eastern Visayas participated in the first DOST-NRCP Regional Basic Research Caravan (RBRC) for the year 2020...   read full story

Research for public good in to the spotlight in 2020 NRCP scientific conference
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Researches across various disciplines bring socio-economic benefits to the country and to the public as a whole. Some of these researches for the public good will be highlighted at the Department o...   read full story

DOST, other agencies look for ways to boost PH's GII ranking
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
BOOSTING GII RANKING. DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña says he is thinking of different strategies to further boost the country's Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking, after attending a closed-do...   read full story

Indie-Siyensya deadline extended to February 25
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020
Science filmmaking competition, Indie-Siyensya, is extending the deadline for submission of film entries to February 25. The contest, organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Edu...   read full story

Ateneo tapped for groundwater monitoring of water-critical areas
Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) have tapped Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) to conduct smart groundwater monitori...   read full story

Copernicus space program to boost Earth observation projects in PHL
Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Dr. Peter Zeil (left) of the EU-DOST Copernicus Project and Dr. Renato Solidum, DOST undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Adaptation, at the second national conference, dubbed...   read full story