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Molecules that kill cancer cells discovered

TORONTO, May 14 (PNA/PTI) — Scientists have discovered a new family of molecules that kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells and could be used to treat a number cancers,…

Australian scientists discover unique way to prevent dengue fever

MELBOURNE, April 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — A team of Australian researchers have come up with a unique way of preventing the spread of the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne disease that currently…

Peanuts may reduce risk of heart disease death: study

WASHINGTON, March 3 (PNA/Xinhua) — Eating peanuts may lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, U.S. and Chinese researchers said Monday. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai…

Astronomers find impossibly large black hole of early universe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (PNA/Xinhua) — An international team of astronomers said Wednesday they have found an ancient black hole so big that it challenges theories on how they form and…

U.S. researchers develop new blood test for early cancer detection

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. researchers said Monday they have developed a new blood test that has the potential to detect cancers in their earliest stages. In a proof-of-principle…

Marine scientists study Burias Pass biodiversity

By Rhaydz B. Barcia LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 17 (PNA) — Foreign and Filipino marine scientists are closely studying the importance of the biodiversity in the Burias Pass, home of rare…

PHL must include Science, Technology in curriculum to be competitive with other APEC member economies, says official

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Angeles City, Feb. 7 (PNA) — The Philippines lags behind with other countries in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of education, especially in areas of science and…

Scientists discover organism that hasn’t evolved in two billion years

MOSCOW, Feb. 7 (PNA/Sputnik) — The international team of scientists responsible for the discovery published their findings Friday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team examined microscopic…

Sen. Villar lauds IRRI’s new plant research facility

By Robert Maico LOS BAÑOS, Laguna Jan 28 (PNA) — Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, lauded the construction of the new International Rice…

DOST testing center clients to double to 170 by year-end

By Juzel OL. Danganan MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST’s) Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL) is poised to double the number of…

Portuguese scientists develop new method of determining sex of penguins

LISBON, Dec. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — Scientists from the University of Coimbra in Portugal are leading an international team developing a method for determining the sex of penguin species more quickly,…

1 in 5 enterprises use cloud computing services in EU: Eurostat

BRUSSELS, Dec. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — A fifth of enterprises used cloud computing services in the European Union (EU) in 2014, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of…

NASA’s Orion spacecraft returns to land after test flight

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — NASA’s new human spacecraft, Orion, has been brought back to shore by a U.S. navy ship after its successful first test flight that ended with…

New artificial skin senses many types of touch

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (PNA/PTI) — Researchers have developed an artificial skin that is warm and elastic and can sense many types of touch just like real skin. The researchers…

DOH: People behind the researches on ActRx TriAct must be held accountable

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that people behind the researches using ActRx TriAct in clinical trials for the…