DOST, COHRED sign agreement for Philippine hosting of Global Forum 2015 in Manila
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DOST, COHRED sign agreement for Philippine hosting of Global Forum 2015 in Manila

MANILA, Philippines—Secretary Mario G. Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Prof. Carel IJsselmuiden of Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) signed the agreement for the…

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How technology change the rules of etiquette

I committed my first texting heresy a few years ago when my son was away at college. I had asked him about a class he was taking and had needed…

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Old drug offers new hope against rare, deadly childhood disease​

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is playing a leading role in one of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) first clinical trials to improve treatments for rare…

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Smog-eating pavement on ‘greenest street in America’

The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don’t make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on…

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Bad decisions arise from faulty information, not faulty brain circuits

Making decisions involves a gradual accumulation of facts that support one choice or another. A person choosing a college might weigh factors such as course selection, institutional reputation and the…

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Science surprise: Toxic proteins explain brain disorder

A bizarre twist on the usual way proteins are made may explain mysterious symptoms in the grandparents of some children with mental disabilities. The discovery, made by a team of…

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New Yeast Strain Could Lower Costs for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

A new strain of yeast that could help streamline cellulosic ethanol costs and production has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. This work, which supports the USDA…

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Genetic mutation causes deafness – now researchers know how

Australian researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which a rare genetic mutation causes premature deafness in people in their early twenties, paving the way for early detection for this type…

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Genes help shape-shifting skin cancer cells to spread

Researchers have identified a set of genes that regulate the ability of melanoma cells, a type of cancer cell, to change rapidly between two shapes to escape from the skin…

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Blood pressure at night is higher than previously thought

Scientists at UCL have developed new technology which reveals that blood pressure measured close to the heart is much higher during sleep than previously thought. Night time blood pressure is…

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