Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Plant named after UST rector

A FLOWERING plant has been named after Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. Grecebio Alejandro, director of the Office for Graduate Research, and his team discovered...

Focus on poverty reduction, not drugs—lawmaker

SEN. GRACE Poe took a swipe at the government for prioritizing an anti-drug campaign instead of addressing the issue of malnutrition. “Puwede extrajudicial feeding na...

UST set to offer first doctorate program in medical technology in PH

THE UST Graduate School will offer a doctorate program in medical technology next semester, the first doctorate program in medical technology and medical laboratory...

Up-cycling of cooler cooking and carbon planting

EDUCATING partner communities of the Simbahayan with the ‘up-cycling’ of tin cans to gas stoves and organic material waste to fuel and fertilizer is...

Mental Health Bill: Promoting awareness and ending cultural stigma

THE PHILIPPINES is the only Southeast Asian country without a mental health law, to think that one out of five Filipinos have mental health disorders. According to the 2014 Global report on...

EdTech Center partners with Google to expand eLearning opportunities

THE EDUCATIONAL Technology Center (EdTech) collaborated with Internet giant Google, setting up applications to expand the existing digital learning initiatives of the University through its eLearning Access Program. The University was one of...

Protect Philippines’ ‘megadiversity,’ Thomasians urged

A SPOKESMAN from a local nature conservation group called on the youth to be "champions of biodiversity." "There are a lot of things you can...

Incident command system intensifies earthquake drills

IN THE last three years, drills in the University were not simply gauged on how fast the building was cleared of occupants. With the...

The ecology of the disputed areas in the West PH SeaWhat’s down there?

TENSIONS are still high as the issue on the highly-disputed territories of the West Philippine Sea are still under debate. With the Philippines having...

UST researcher aims to develop medicine from pandan

Sept. 24 2016, 2:18 p.m. - AFTER receiving a prestigious award for her study on the medicinal use of pandan leaves, the University's vice rector for research and innovation seeks to develop pharmaceutical products out of the plant.

Nonato was given the Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Basic Science Research last Sept. 23 in a joint symposium by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology and the Asian Heads of Research Councils.

Her study focused on the different structures of alkaloids, a common chemical compound used for pharmaceuticals, in the pandan plant.

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