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Four UPD research projects featured in ARN magazine

By Narita E.C. de las Alas

Asia Research NewsFour UP Diliman research projects are featured in the 2015 Asia Research News Magazine. Research projects by Dr. Hazel O. Arceo of the Marine Science Institute (MSI); Dr. Joyce A. Ibana of the Institute of Biology (IB); Dr. Edieser L. Dela Santa of the Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT); and Mr. Kent Renier M. Carandang  and Mr. Rhey Joseph S. Daway of the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE).

The research of Dr. Arceo aims to assess the Philippine marine biodiversity, determine local hotspots, and assess its current management. The results of the study will contribute to our understanding of Philippine marine biodiversity at the same time address conservation issues.

The study of Dr. Ibana focuses on the immune-suppression mechanism in the female genital tract that can lead to the design of drugs that can treat cancer.

Dr. Dela Santa’s research project highlights the restructuring and strengthening of Philippine Tourism via the Tourism Act of 2009. The study analyzes the macro-level implementation of the Act that is important in the in-depth studies of the new policies.

The team of Mr. Carandang and Mr. Daway designed the Gaia dam as part of their undergraduate thesis. Low-cost in production, eco-friendly, easy to build, and as effective as its concrete counterpart, the Gaia dam also promotes plant growth.

To read more about these projects, visit  Asia Research News.

Asia Research News magazine is published annually by ResearchSEA to raise awareness about research and experts in Asia to the international community.

 

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