Science and Technology

5 firms to make enhanced nutribun

MANILA --At least five companies have already expressed interest to adopt or make the Food and Nutrition Research Institute's enhanced nutribun (e-nutribun), an official said on Friday.These firms are all located in Luzon and are under negotiation with the FNRI, Director Mario Capanzana told the... Read More

Technologies relevant to pandemic to be featured in 'TekNegoShow'

MANILA--Technologies relevant to the pandemic, such as ready-to-eat food, hygiene products, among others, will be showcased in the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) upcoming business type talk show, "TekNegoShow".Director Anabelle Briones, of the DOST-Industrial Technology Development... Read More

PCIEERD eyes more local, int'l collaborations

MANILA --Kicking off its 10th year on Tuesday, the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) eyes more local and international collaborations amid the pandemic. "We take the challenge of forming international collaborations despite the... Read More

3 DOST projects designed to boost fight vs. Covid-19 underway

MANILA – Three new projects designed to boost the country’s fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic are now underway, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said on Monday. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency,... Read More

DOST urges scientists to join iSTART program

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging scientists and engineers to help in guiding investors setting up shop in identified growth areas by joining the Innovation, Science, and Technology for Accelerating Regional Technology-based (iSTART) development program. In a... Read More

DOST creates radio, video production to entice kids to learn STEM

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is currently doing radio production and video presentations to entice more students to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In a phone interview with the PNA on Thursday, SEI chief... Read More

Apple announces Mac transition to custom silicon

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple announced on Monday the transition of Mac to its custom silicon "to deliver industry-leading performance and powerful new technologies" during the company's virtual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)."Today we're announcing our transition to Apple silicon, making this... Read More

STEM learning via radio, online under ‘new normal’

by Geraldine Bulaon-DucusinMANILA – Prior to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), some students in the provinces get to appreciate science because of the Science Explorer and nuLab buses of the Science Education Institute of the... Read More

DOST supports convalescent plasma study for Covid-19

MANILA– The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) on Tuesday announced its support to the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital's (UP-PGH) study on convalescent plasma transfusion as a possible therapy to... Read More

DOST OKs telepsychiatry proposal for OFWs in Kuwait

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development has approved a telepsychiatry project for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Monday. The project, "Acceptability of Telepsychiatry... Read More

OneStore app launched to market SME products

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday launched the OneStore app, to better help the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) market their products, and reach out to a wider public. For the past four years, the OneStore can be accessed via the website, onestore.ph, and through... Read More

Pinoy inventor develops anti-virus machine

MANILA – As the world is racing against time to find the best drug to treat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a Filipino inventor, has asserted to have developed a machine that can kill airborne virus and even novel coronavirus which is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets... Read More

DOST supports system to facilitate Covid-19 testing

MANILA– As the Philippines hopes to transition from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)-induced community quarantine to the new normal, it is imperative that targeted mass testing is in place to contain further spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus.While national and local efforts to source... Read More

DOST open to supporting other Covid-19 clinical trials

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is open to supporting and funding other clinical trials on a possible cure or treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), an official said on Wednesday. "We are open, but (proposals will have to) be proven to have significant... Read More

P31-M more allotted for 5 commodities, food security: DOST

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allocated an additional PHP31.6 million for food security research and development (R&D) projects covering five commodities.In an online interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela... Read More

DOST allots P36-M for food security programs

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allotted more than PHP36 million for projects supportive of food security in preparation for post-Covid-19 recovery process, its chief said on Wednesday. In an online interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), DOST Secretary... Read More

DOST-9 backs researcher to develop studies on citrus peels

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) has released PHP296,421 to support a local researcher to continue her studies on the determination of antioxidant and anti-arthritic activity of citrus fruit peels (Citrus... Read More

DOST launches satellite monitoring program on Manila Bay

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officially launched on Friday the "IM4ManilaBay" (Integrated Mapping, Monitoring, Modelling, and Management System for Manila Bay and Linked Environments) program, which aims to help decision-makers in crafting policies in the rehabilitation... Read More

PH researchers study herbal plants' benefit in fight vs. Covid-19

MANILA --Filipino researchers are currently studying the possible benefits of herbal plants -- particularly tawa-tawa and lagundi -- to reduce a person's infectivity from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said... Read More

DOST starts virology-related studies

MANILA– In preparation for the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) proposed creation of a virology institute in the country, its partner researchers started a study and would undertake other studies related to virology, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Wednesday. "There are... Read More