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Revolutionizing healthcare through personalized medicine

How an individual responds to medicines is uniquely determined, to a great extent, by their physiology and behavior. A drug, for example, which may improve one person’s health can, conversely, harm that of another. Leveraging this uniqueness has for a long time been at the bleeding edge of medicine but due to recent advancements is…

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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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Beyond ones and zeroes: Skills for the modern age

Coding involves a versatile set of skills that contribute to the development of logic and abstract thinking. It is a process of optimization that seeks to solve unique problems by converting data into a language that is understood by computers and hand-held devices, and it is this language that continues to innovate the ways information…

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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?…

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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…

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Emergency physicians hold the line at the forefront of medical response

It is an understatement to say that the pandemic that continues to spread across the globe has brought about change in many forms. Industries and sectors of society have been at the forefront of instigating these changes, be it in operations, management, or even in outlooks.  Among these are the operations of those in the…

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Ocean’s warmth, typhoon’s rage: Climate change and the storms of the 21st century

From October to November 2020, four typhoons made landfall in the Philippines. Already in an economic and social slump brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the country was spared no destruction by Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) and Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni) in particular, which dealt P19 billion and P17.9 billion in damages, respectively, according to the…

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Highlighting the DLSU professors listed among the top two percent most-cited researchers of 2019

For the longest time, mankind has pondered upon the circumstances of our world. The answering of these questions through the use of systematic methodological processes—scientific research—has led to the rapid advancement of science, technology, and human living conditions. Last November, Engineering professors Dr. Aaron Don Africa, Dr. Kathleen Aviso, and Dr. Raymond Tan and Psychology…

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Seeing eye to eye: How blue light and remote learning affect ocular health

With the pandemic shifting public spaces online, virtual learning has monopolized the school year. Lecturers and students across the globe, who in the past met face-to-face, now engage in their classes through their devices. As citizens adjust to the current circumstances, going to school may mean extended exposure to digital screens. As education becomes more…

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La Salle Computer Society organizes online DLSU Technology Summit

Last November 7, 28, and December 5, the La Salle Computer Society (LSCS) held the eighth iteration of Technology Summit, its flagship event. With the COVID-19 pandemic preventing face-to-face gatherings, Technology Summit 2020, with the theme Mapping Future Possibilities, was held via Zoom. The three-day forum discussed various technologies that are rarely known but have…