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Call for Nominations: International Prize for Biology

March 21, 2017
The International Prize for Biology was established in 1985 to commemorate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his long devotion to biological research. It alsopays tribute to the present Empero ...

It's March time for a Flu shot

March 21, 2017
Is it really advisable for the whole family to be immunized against flu? Please discuss flu in your column. Flu or influenza is an acute infection of the respiratory tract that is caused by any of th ...

Benefits of exercise: How long do they last?

February 24, 2017
THERE'S a fine balance between giving your body the rest it needs to recover and taking too long a break, which negates some of the key benefits of exercise! This post from rev ...

Why you need to quit smoking

February 24, 2017
AFTER staying for a few days in a hospital last December due to asthmatic bronchitis, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada announced in February that he would intensify the implementation of the banni ...

Screening tests that work for Cancers

February 21, 2017
Are there tests that can detect whether you have cancer or not? Can you write about these tests? — Tests that check your body for cancer before you get symptoms are called cance ...

Less pain, faster recovery for Lung Center patients

February 21, 2017
The minimally invasive technique, the surgical approach to lung cancers and other diseases, uses small skin incisions. Lung disease is among the top three causes of cancer deaths in the Philippin ...

Yes, you can live longer

February 21, 2017
(Part 1) The good news is out—your genetic makeup isn't the only thing responsible for predicting your illness. In short, you don't have to be a victim of your DNA. There are approximately 3 billion ...

Don't take goiter for granted

February 21, 2017
Remember the late Senator Dr. Juan Flavier? Who can forget this diminutive man whom Senator Loren Legarda once described as "bigger than life"? A well-loved public official, Johnny Flavier was passion ...

The Truth about PSA and Prostate Cancer

February 14, 2017
PSA test really detect early prostate cancer? Should middle-aged men take the test on a regular basis?— Worldwide, prostate cancer is indeed currently the most common form of ...

Know Anyone Worthy of Receiving the Best Mentor in Health Research Award?

January 25, 2017
The Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST IX) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) continues to accept applications, nominations and recommendations for the B ...

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" The world's rice research leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is located in Los BaƱos, Laguna Philippines. The leading rice exporter is Thailand, followed by the USA. The Philippines' foremost rice breeder, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino, was one of the scientists who developed IR8, the 1966 strain of the rice variety that launched Asia's "Green Revolution." In 1970, Dr. Ricardo Lantican of Los BaƱos led a corn research that saved America's corn industry from the Southern leaf blight. "

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