'Love hormone' boosts pleasure of social interactions — study

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'Love hormone' boosts pleasure of social interactions — study 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 — The hormone oxytocin, dubbed the "love hormone," may boost the pleasure of social interactions by stimulating production of marijuana-like chemicals in the brain, a US study said Monday.

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2015 Philippines Innovation Summit

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on 2015 Philippines Innovation Summit 

150921194158Photo shows (clockwise, from left) Academician Alvin B. Culaba of the National Academy of Science and Technology-Department of Science and Technology (NAST-DOST) and Chair of the 2015 Philippine Innovation Summit; Alen Peacock, co-founder and technology leader of Space Monkey; Dr. Joel L. Cuello, Professor of Biosystems Engineering of the University of Arizona; and Douglas Hockstad, Senior Director, Office of Technology Transfer Tech Launch Arizona, University of Arizona, exchanging views during the NAST 2015 Philippine Innovation Summit with the theme “Toward an Innovation Economy: Building the Philippine Innovation Ecosystem” held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City on Monday (Sept. 21, 2015). (PNA photo by Ben Briones)
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Certificate of Appreciation for Space Monkey co-founder and technology leader Alen Peacock

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150921192224Alen Peacock (center), co-founder and technology leader of Space Monkey, receives a certificate of appreciation from National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) President William G. Padolina (right) and National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz, chairperson, Technical Working Group on Improving Science of the Department of Science and Technology during the DOST-NAST 2015 Philippine Innovation Summit with the theme “Toward an Innovation Economy: Building the Philippine Innovation Ecosystem” held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City on Monday (Sept. 21, 2015). (PNA photos by Ben Briones)

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Exercise-induced muscle molecule shown to build bone

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Exercise-induced muscle molecule shown to build bone 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 — A recently identified molecule produced by skeletal muscle in response to exercise has been shown to increase bone mass for the first time, a study said Monday.

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Researchers find out why adolescents more impatient than adults

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Researchers find out why adolescents more impatient than adults 

BERLIN, June 24 — When faced with question whether to have 20 euros (USD 22) now or 50 euros in a month, adolescents often yield to the impulse to take the immediate reward rather than waiting for the bigger one, said a study of Max Planck Institute for Human Development on Tuesday.

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(News Feature)PA 2020: A blueprint for modernization of Philippine agriculture

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on (News Feature)PA 2020: A blueprint for modernization of Philippine agriculture 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, May 12 (PNA) — If the United Nations has the Millennium Development Goals set for 2015, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST PHL) has developed the Philippine Agriculture (PA) 2020.

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Meat-lovers, beware

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Meat-lovers, beware 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, May 11, (PNA) – Meat-lovers, be cautious on what you eat.

In a forum organized by the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), it was noted that animals may have been treated with drugs (antibiotics) before they were slaughtered.

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Grand prize winners of 2015 NAST Environmental Science Award

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Grand prize winners of 2015 NAST Environmental Science Award 

150422165920Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Forester Arsenio B. Ella (left) and Dr. Severino G. Salmo III of the Department of Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University, show the replica of the PhP50,000 check representing the grand prize which they received and shared during the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Environmental Science Award held at the New World Manila Bay Hotel, Malate, Manila on Wednesday (April 22, 2015). The awarding ceremony was in partnership with the DOST and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)
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New gene therapy holds promise for restoring vision: study

December 9, 2014 by · Comments Off on New gene therapy holds promise for restoring vision: study 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 — U.S. researchers said Monday they have developed a new gene therapy that not only helped blind mice regain enough light sensitivity to distinguish flashing from non-flashing lights, but also restored light response to the retinas of dogs.

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Natural gas leaking into Pennsylvania, Texas water supplies: study

September 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on Natural gas leaking into Pennsylvania, Texas water supplies: study 

MOSCOW, Sept. 16 -– Drinking water supplies in Texas and Pennsylvania suffer from regular natural gas contamination, although it is not a direct consequence of horizontal drilling, or fracking, US researchers say.

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