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CESDR holds lecture on Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Interceptor as a Model System

Last July 9, a talk titled, Linking the Microbiome to Reactor Performance: Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Interceptor Waste as a Model System by Dr. Francis de los Reyes III, a professor from the North Carolina State University, was conducted at the Shell Companies in the Philippines Audio Visual Room of Velasco Hall.  Spearheaded by the…

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Crabifier and BioMon Launch: Mobile applications for biodiversity, industry, and community dev’t.

July 8 marked the official public release of two mobile applications, Crabifier and BioMon, developed by research groups from the University’s Technologies for Biodiversity Use and Conservation Unit. The launch event, which took place at Br. Andrew Gonzalez Multipurpose Hall, featured a panel discussion as well as demonstrations of the new technologies. Describing the applications…

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Dried out: Investigating the Metro Manila water crisis

Since March, several districts in Metro Manila have been experiencing daily water interruptions and rotational interruptions implemented by the two sole water concessionaires in the metropolis—Manila Water and Maynilad. However, it was not until June that the severity of the issue at hand was emphasized.  Last June 8, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services…

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A lecture on antimicrobial resistance: DLSU professor’s public service recognized

Last June 27 at the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Multipurpose Hall, Dr. Esperanza Cabrera, Biology Professor and University Fellow, discussed her research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or drug resistance. Cabrera was previously awarded as one of the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos last 2017 for her service and contribution to drug resistance research, which she continues to…

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Admin deconstructs action plan for research university transition in confab

Emphasized by the recognition the University has received this academic year, DLSU has been branded as a frontrunner private research university in the Philippines and is among the top universities in Asia and worldwide according to the Times Higher Education Rankings. In an effort to update the Lasallian community of DLSU’s continuous efforts in this…

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Sex talk: On the HIV/AIDS epidemic and safe sex practice in the Philippines

As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects cells of the immune system and destroys or impairs their function, causing the eventual deterioration of the system. It can be transmitted in various ways: unprotected sexual intercourse and/or oral sex with an infected person; transfusion of contaminated blood; sharing of…

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Weighing in on Huawei’s ban

One way or another, the birth of a smartphone changed the way we interact with the world. With a single tap, one can access countless types of information and online applications to satisfy needs and wants. Whether going on social media or playing games, it is clear how smartphones give users access to endless content…

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RTS,S/AS01: Vaccine spurs hope for a “malaria-free” PH

Earlier this year, three countries were chosen to pilot-test the first ever malaria vaccine. In a joint project with the World Health Organization (WHO) and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (GSK), the program sought to immunize 120,000 children below the age of two. The initiative comes after the vaccine RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S), also known as Mosquirix, was found to…

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Clawed out: Of false depictions and prehistoric giants

Remember when you first held miniature giants in your hands, mimicking their assumed roars and growls? You even watched them on television screens, in cinemas, drew them on blank pages of your book, and wore costumes to appear like them. As children, most dinosaurs were introduced to us as wingless, dragon-like creatures that we have…

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Machine learning: Pushing the boundaries of computing

The first image of the black hole, which has since been immortalized, was as much a product of a computer stitching together bits of telescope-captured data as it was a proof-of-concept for Einstein’s theory on general relativity. This makes it a feat not just of physics and astronomy, but that of computer science as well.…