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Researchers develop simple paper test for cancer

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. researchers said Monday they have developed a simple, cheap paper test that could reveal within minutes whether a person has cancer. The diagnostic, based…

Globe Telecom launches Tropo in the Philippines

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) — Tropo Inc., the leader in real-time telco APIs, announces today that Globe Telecom, known for its innovative product and services, will be launching Tropo’s advanced…

DOST’S food innovation centers to boost competitiveness of local food industry

By Aerol B. Patena MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) — The Philippine food manufacturing sector faces challenging times as it braces for the ASEAN economic integration in 2015 which would result…

TV White Space deployment in PH largest in Asia

MANILA, Feb. 23 (PNA) –The ongoing TV White Space (TVWS) pilot testing in the Philippines is the most extensive in the Asian region. Other TV White Space deployments around the…

Scientists create more powerful, less costly artificial muscle

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — An international team of researchers said Thursday they successfully used fibers, like those used for fishing lines and sewing threads, to create inexpensive but powerful…

U.S. researchers report progress in leukemia treatment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. researchers on Wednesday reported “more encouraging news” about an experimental therapy against a deadly form of leukemia, called B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL)….

Hubble space telescope capable of measuring rotation of nearby galaxy: NASA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to precisely measure the rotation rate of a neighboring galaxy for the first time, U.S. space agency…

Anti-depressant may help relieve agitation in Alzheimer’s patients: study

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — Anti-depressant drug citalopram could help significantly relieve agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease but at the cost of slightly decreasing cognitive function and increasing heart…

DOST-FPRDI develop low-cost dryer for handicraft products

By Aerol B. Patena MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) — The Forest Products Research and Development Institute–Department of Science and Technology (FPRDI-DOST) have developed a handicraft dryer that would ensure cheaper…

Gov’t okays LRT, MRT smartcards

By Lilibeth G. Ison MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has given the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) a Multi-Year Obligational Authority (MYOA),…

PAGASA set to install Doppler Radar in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 18 (PNA) -– The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is set to install in April, this year, a Doppler Radar in this southern port…

Researchers identify first biological marker for major depression

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (PNA/Xinhua) — British researchers said Monday they have identified the first biomarker, or a biological signpost, for major depression, a breakthrough they believe could help identify boys…

Vietnam joins ‘hot carrier diode’ club

HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb. 18 (PNA/VNS) — Vietnamese scientists and technicians have mastered the technology to produce Schottky diodes — a device widely used in electric appliances. The Schottky…

DOST’S electronics product development center to enable local electronics industry to develop world-class electronic products

MANILA, Feb. 14 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has established an electronics product development center (EPDC) that will support the design of electronic products by the…

DOST’s Automated Guideway Transit offers affordable, environmental friendly mass transport system

By Aerol B. Patena MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) — The worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila continues to usher in so much inconvenience to many people who usually arrive late…