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PH participation in WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Vaccine Trial assured by DOST, DOH

Posted by on Aug 13, 2020 in News | 0 comments

PH participation in WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Vaccine Trial assured by DOST, DOH

Published on August 11, 2020 | Dhel Nazario, Manila Bulletin The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday their commitment to fund and support the country’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Vaccine Trial as part of the efforts in joining the global action in developing a vaccine against COVID-19. “We are in close collaboration with WHO to intensify our preparations for the Solidarity Vaccine Trial, including...

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Golden Rice meets food safety standards in three global leading regulatory agencies

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

Golden Rice meets food safety standards in three global leading regulatory agencies

            Los Baños, Philippines, 25 MAY 2018 – GR2E Golden Rice, a provitamin-A biofortified rice variety, completed its third positive food safety evaluation, this time from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). In an official response received by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 24 May (EST), the US FDA concurred with IRRI’s assessment regarding the safety and nutrition of Golden Rice. The US FDA statement comes on the...

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Bioengineered plants help defend against Ebola and other deadly diseases

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

Bioengineered plants help defend against Ebola and other deadly diseases

            National Science Fdn| Where Discoveries Begin| Mar 20 The world was gripped with panic and near hysteria when, in 2014, an Ebola disease outbreak in the West African country of Guinea threatened to become a pandemic. The disease, one of the most contagious and deadliest known to man, had hitherto caused isolated epidemics only in localized rural areas of Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This was the largest outbreak in history...

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UPLABS holds annual National Biotechnology Summit 2018

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

UPLABS holds annual National Biotechnology Summit 2018

              INQUIRER.NET BRANDROOM | MARCH 5TH, 2018   To continue its mission to raise awareness about biotechnology, the UP League of Agricultural Biotechnology Students (UPLABS), holds its annual National Biotechnology Summit (NBS), a four-day biotechnology awareness program, on March 5-9, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Los Banos. This 2018, the National Biotechnology Summit, with the theme Turbulence: Treading the Water of Biotechnology,...

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GMO crops create “halo effect” that benefits organic farmers, says new research

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

GMO crops create “halo effect” that benefits organic farmers, says new research

            MARK LYNAS | MARCH 13, 2018   Growing genetically modified insect-resistant corn in the United States has dramatically reduced insecticide use and created a “halo effect” that also benefits farmers raising non-GM and organic crops, new research shows. This finding, published by University of Maryland researchers in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,effectively shreds the conventional anti-GMO...

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