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Blending together biology and robotics with xenobots

Unlike their metal counterparts, xenobots are entirely biological—constructed from frog skin stem cells with the help of AI.

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Elbows up: Why kamayan champions Filipino culinary traditions

Laid out on banana leaves, the foods found in a kamayan feast often tell stories unique to the people who prepared them.

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Scrutinizing the idea of Sarco pods and autonomy at the end of life

With the Sarco pod, ethics and medical practice collide, raising questions and conversations about the place of death in healthcare.

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Shedding light on the hidden aftermath of surviving COVID-19

Stories of COVID-19 survivors do not simply end with survival or death—and time cannot tell for how long.

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Have yourself a merry (little) noche buena

During the holidays, we tend to ask ourselves if our stomachs are fuller than our dinner tables, what exactly is food coma, and just how we could relieve ourselves.

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How microbial vaccines promise a pandemic-free future

Familiar to us in our biofuels, drugs, and even food additives, these high-value molecules are sources of our everyday essentials.

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Bridging the science of fear and cinema in elements of horror

Although we may presume that we could better live off without it, fear is more of a friend than a foe.

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Unraveling molecular biology with the DLSU Biology Department

Last September 10, the DLSU Biology Department held its online panel discussion titled Lost in Translation: Communicating Genomics and Proteomics‘ via Zoom. The event featured microbiologists from different universities who each presented their own studies on biotechnological advancements and current trends in molecular biology, which was followed by an open forum to address misconceptions and…

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Reigniting broken lines of connection with neuroprosthetic limbs

As you are reading this, be it on your smartphone or on a monitor, your hands transmit a constant stream of information about the outside world toward your brain. For most of us, this is how it has always been. But what happens if that stream of information comes to a screeching halt? Phantom limbs …

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Connecting the Dots: Neural networks at the leading edge of healthcare

Drug design is an involved, expensive, and time-consuming process that forms the basis of modern Medicine. However, pharmaceutical scientists are now able to leverage technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) to expedite both drug design and the delivery of drugs to the market for purchase. Capping ANN predictions Within the broad umbrella of AI lies deep…