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A tirade

There are numerous television shows and movies that revolve around crimes—tackling topics such as murder, homicide, self-harm, theft, corruption, and terrorism—and one could wonder just how true-to-life these depictions are. I personally have perceived most of these as mere fiction, or at least hoped they were. But in this day and age, that kind of…

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Link between Mathematics, ecosystem models explored in PAASE webinar

Typically utilized in visualizing Engineering problems, process graphs (P-graphs) serve to represent the structure of process systems, and are considered bipartite graphs—where vertices of a distinct set are connected to vertices in a separate set that does not share any common element with the first set. Its application in the field of Ecology was explored…

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From ideas to applications: DLSU Institute of Biomedical Engineering & Health Technologies

Driven by advancements in technologies, the field of Biomedical Engineering, which deals with the application of Engineering principles to areas such as Biology and Health Sciences, has taken leaps and strides since its establishment. What started as a specialization for BS in Manufacturing Engineering and Management (MEM) students has now grown more prominent through the…

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From cartridges to memory cards

My very first console came in the form of the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP—cobalt blue, compact and portable, with a screen around double the size as that of a digital camera. It felt unreal at first, switching it on for the first time and seeing the graphics come to life of whichever game was…

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Women in STEM: Kamila Navarro on cultivating scientists in Science Communication

The media is frequently criticized for tying in scientific jargon in reportage without explanations, such as in the case of storm surges during supertyphoon Yolanda, phreatic explosions for Taal Volcano’s eruption, and even the recent coronavirus disease outbreak.  Be it due to a lack of reliable information or the inability to properly communicate with the…

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Acknowledging their burden

Daily struggles can be a burden, especially for those who can barely make it through each day. As a child, I would always know when my mother—a single parent—felt like she had too much on her plate, even though I had no idea what it was like to be a parent. There are single parents…

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Will they take over?: Reimagining the technological future with AI, robots

Revolutionizing almost every industry—from retail to healthcare to public transportation—and changing how humans live and work, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots into workplaces and homes only point to one thing: the future. Yet as these machines permeate various sectors of society, uncertainty and fear similarly pervade over the possibility that these machines,…

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DOH Learning Sessions on 2019-nCoV ARD unmask truth on virus outbreak

“What’s happening right now is the fear of the unknown,” stressed Department of Health (DOH) Human Resources Management Officer Ebenezer Bonbon in a series of discussions entitled Learning Sessions on nCoV held at the University Student Government (USG) Students’ Lounge, third floor of Br. Connon Hall yesterday, February 5.  The talk, which delved into the…

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Afflicted: Examining the re-emergence, outbreak of infectious diseases

“The only protection [a] community can have is [through] vaccination,” pushes Assistant Regional Director III Dr. Ma. Paz Corrales, from the Department of Health’s (DOH) National Capital Region Office, referencing the last September’s poliomyelitis outbreak. The Philippines had been polio-free for 19 years—until a new case suddenly emerged in 2019. Now, with eight confirmed cases…

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Day zero

I remember the first time I missed my dose for my maintenance medications. I can recall my fear, my panic for what might happen after—considering my psychiatrist and my mother kept reminding me to never miss a day of taking my antidepressants.   This was not a single occurrence. I had unintentionally missed doses on different…