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No bark, all bite: Understanding the infection of rabies

No bark, all bite: Understanding the infection of rabies

September 27, 20205 min read

“Rabies has a fatality rate of almost 100 percent…It is responsible for the death of about 200 to 300 Filipinos every year,” emphasizes Dr. Ronaldo Quintana, program manager of the…

Breathing clean: The electrifying science behind N95 respirators

Breathing clean: The electrifying science behind N95 respirators

September 7, 20207 min read

Prior to the eruption of Taal Volcano or the standstill brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, most Filipinos had probably never heard of N95 respirators. Even now, six months and…

[Redacted]: Understanding the development and treatment of EDs

[Redacted]: Understanding the development and treatment of EDs

September 6, 20206 min read

Typically seen as concerning only an individual’s physical wellness, the effects of eating disorders can often go beyond surface-level attributes. According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical…

How quarantine impacted environmental conditions and where we go from here

How quarantine impacted environmental conditions and where we go from here

September 2, 20206 min read

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left a large impact on the Philippines. Months of quarantine have resulted in job losses, limited human mobility, and a huge dip in the country’s…

Protecting the protectors: Wildlife sanctuaries face shortage of resources, closure amid pandemic

Protecting the protectors: Wildlife sanctuaries face shortage of resources, closure amid pandemic

August 27, 20205 min read

A haven of biodiversity, the Philippines is home to 645 endangered and threatened species—like the Philippine eagle or the Mindoro dwarf buffalo, whose population numbers are dwindling rapidly—due to various…

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