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Neigh or nay?: On ivermectin and treatments against COVID-19

It has been over a year since COVID-19 brought the world to a halt in March 2020.  It is unsurprising, then, that people are desperate for the pandemic to be over. Some go as far as taking drugs not indicated for use against COVID-19, and sometimes in forms not meant for human consumption. An example…

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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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Treatise: Can we fix it? The case for right to repair

Electronic devices are a mainstay in our modern culture and society. We rely on them to wash our clothes, create documents, and entertain us. Yet, just like everything, electronics can, and will, break. Unfortunately, repairing electronics yourself or at a local electronics shop is slowly becoming a pipe dream due to companies making device repairability…

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DLSU Eco Car Team drives green innovation

Over the last few decades, unabated carbon emissions have fueled climate change, with the Philippines contributing 150.6 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2019. By creating technology-advanced and fuel-efficient cars, young individuals from De La Salle University are applying their knowledge of Engineering and Computer Technology to create solutions that reduce carbon emissions. The DLSU…

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Open wide! Are vegan diets viable for children?

Veganism and vegetarianism are popular dietary choices that have been gaining popularity over the last decade. The rationale behind many of these choices ranges from activism—for animal and environmental rights—to health, religion, or culture. Because of the increasing number of adults going vegan over the past decade, the plausibility of passing down this diet to…

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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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PH-made online calculator tells you when you might get vaccinated

It has been over a year since the World Health Organization officially declared the global spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. And from the start, people have awaited the arrival of a vaccine. Then, in December 2020, the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to vaccinate its citizens with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Soon…

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IECON 2021: Industrial engineers in the post-pandemic world

The Industrial Management Engineering Society (IMES) held their two-day webinar entitled “IECON 2021: Building the Industries of Tomorrow” last May 7 and 8 via Facebook Live. The event sought to educate future industrial engineers on how to become industry leaders as the world transitions to a post-pandemic landscape. “Industrial” engineer, not “instant” engineer What does…

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The new generation: What to expect from 5G this 2021

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, 5G, or the fifth-generation wireless cellular technology, still managed to expand globally. China became the country with the highest 5G subscription penetration, reaching 11 percent of its mobile subscription base, as stated in the November 2020 Ericsson Mobility Report. Telecommunication service providers (TSPs) and consumer electronics companies around the world…

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#EcoSquadGoals awards grants to PH youth projects addressing plastic pollution

#EcoSquadGoals, a program on understanding solid waste management, hosted its culminating grant awarding ceremony last January 8 via Zoom. The project led by the Br. Alfred Shields FSC Ocean Research Center (SHORE) and funded by UNESCO, gave an opportunity for university students across Metro Manila to develop solutions to reduce waste production and promote more…