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Pursuing academic excellence in UP through faculty development
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - January 23, 2014 - 12:00am
The University of the Philippines, the country’s premier institution of higher learning, is also the country’s premier research university.
Building research in UP from the ground up
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - January 16, 2014 - 12:00am
These are exciting, promising times for us in our country.
Major investment in higher education and R&D is key to fulfilling the Aquino Social Contract with the Filipino people
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - January 9, 2014 - 12:00am
Five Key Result Areas (KRAs) have been identified in the social contract of President Aquino with the Filipino people.
‘Creating space, creating time’
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - August 22, 2013 - 12:00am
When we think about the mundane things we do every day or about life-changing or earth-shaking events that happen in the world, we almost always refer to the coordinates of time and space — when and where something...
Sponges and humans... alike in many ways
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - December 13, 2012 - 12:00am
In November 2010, a new drug for cancer named Halaven (generic name eribulin mesylate) was approved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
The 'S' words of progress
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - August 30, 2012 - 12:00am
UP would update and enrich the content of its natural and social science programs, and promote multidisciplinary education and research involving the sciences and engineering, and the arts, humanities and cultu...
The 'S' words of progress
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - August 23, 2012 - 12:00am
My colleagues and I who work in UP Diliman have witnessed in the last few years the construction of new physical infrastructure in the National Science Complex and the ERDT (Engineering Research and Development for...
Concepcion D. Dadufalza: UP's 'GE' Woman
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - September 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Below is the eulogy I delivered on Dec. 29, 2004 to honor Professor Concepcion D. Dadufalza, UP Professor Emeritus of English.
PAASE hosts 31APAMS on June 15-17 at National Science Complex in UP Diliman
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - June 9, 2011 - 12:00am
The Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), with its co-host, the National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman, invites all academics, business and government leaders, and the general public,...
National Science Complex operates Technology Incubation Core Facilities to serve the research community
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
On Dec. 8, 2006, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Executive Order 583 establishing the National Science Complex and Technology Incubation Park (NSC-TIP) to be operated by the College of Science in UP Di...
Molecular targets of cancer as basis for new drugs and immunotherapy
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
What Hanahan and Weinberg did was to provide a unifying, simplified concept that would make all cancers understandable in terms of a few underlying principles.
Molecular targets of cancer as basis for new drugs and immunotherapy
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
A few months ago, in this column I wrote about a close friend who has survived AML (acute myeloid leukemia) for more than 10 years. It was in an article on “Anticancer drugs from land and sea.”
Sponge microbes, snail venoms offer drug leads
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - August 19, 2010 - 12:00am
Marine sponges and snails may seem vulnerable and defenseless amid predators and competitors in the sea, yet are among the most successful sea creatures throughout evolution.
Anticancer drugs from land and sea
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - July 1, 2010 - 12:00am
If drugs could be specifically and selectively targeted to cancer cells, i.e., normal cells are spared, then cancer patients would not have to suffer the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
Anticancer drugs from land and sea
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
Ten years ago, a close friend of mine who lives abroad was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia). She was at the prime of her life.
The discoverers
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - September 24, 2009 - 12:00am
At the University of the Philippines, there are a number of projects based on marine and terrestrial biodiversity.
The discoverers
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - September 17, 2009 - 12:00am
International (e.g. CNN, BBC, Times, etc.) and local news organizations recently reported the discovery or “rediscovery” of a rat-eating plant in the mountains of Palawan.
Maoi Arroyo: Bringing RP biotech to a summit
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - April 3, 2008 - 12:00am
The scientific odyssey of Toto Olivera
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - January 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Introducing Philippine Science Letters: A new, peer-reviewed, online Pinoy journal (We do it our way!)
by Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, PhD - October 4, 2007 - 12:00am
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