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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…

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DLSU Biology Department hosts bacterium research webinar

DLSU Biology Department held its research webinar on bacterial genome editing, antimicrobial resistance, and resistomes last July 3 via Zoom. Aside from discussing the said scientific studies, the event, helmed by speakers Dr. Muhammad Yasir, a research biologist of Quaram Institute; Dr. Windi Muziasari, the CEO of Resistomap; and Dr. Lisa Lamberte, a research fellow…

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DepEd presents pandemic learning continuity plan

To inform educators and learners alike, the Department of Education (DepEd) held its three-day webinar series titled “International Multidisciplinary Webinar for Teachers” last June 30 via YouTube live. Featuring local and international speakers, including DepEd’s own Educational Technology (EdTech) specialists, the webinar tackled the application of technology in education and included a special segment on…

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Innovating AI with ECG’s Start Up Tech Summit 2021

On May 7, the Engineering College Government (ECG) launched a webinar-workshop series and pitching competition called Start Up: Rediscovering Innovations Tech Summit.  Opened by College President Madeline Tee, the summit culminated on May 21 as four finalist teams with representatives from De La Salle University, Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), and the University of the…

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Behind the catch: Destructive fishing practices in the high seas

Teeming with diversity and life, the Earth’s oceans shelter more than 300,000 marine species. They also generate 70 percent of the planet’s oxygen and are the primary source of protein for close to a billion people. However, the oceans’ supposedly endless abundance of resources is now being depleted as humans trawl aquatic fauna faster than…

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Dice with death: Individual action will not stop climate change

Ever since the industrial revolution, humans have burned large amounts of fossil fuels to meet the growing energy consumption brought about by global industrialization. These industrial activities release gigatons of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, furthering the greenhouse effect that warms our planet and fuels climate change. An uninhabitable…

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DLSU Syntax hosts engineering webinar on new and sustainable technologies

To “keep up with the trends”, DLSU SYNTAX hosted the Shift in the Engineering Practice (STEP) webinar series on January 16 and 23 via Facebook Live. Aside from discussing the role of engineers, the webinar also tackled current developments in engineering.  A forward-looking mindset What is the role of engineers in the future of production?…