Category: In Focus

The USS Albatross and Theodore Roosevelt

by Teodora Bagarinao Washington DC, 16 October 2007. One hundred years ago today was a Wednesday, the day the United States Steamer Albatross left San Francisco on her way to Manila to begin the...

Brain drain and the public health

Brain drain refers to the flow of trained and talented individuals such as scientists, researchers, or health professionals to other nations. It is a phenomenon most problematic in developing countries like the Philippines where higher education and a...

Celebrating the UP Centennial

By Flor Lacanilao If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. — Albert Einstein UP is celebrating its Centennial next year. What can we say about its contribution to...

Part V. Measuring research performance

by Flor Lacanilao, Ph.D. A leading Chinese university has been ranking world universities based on academic or research performance. So far, no university from the Philippines made it in the top 100 in the...

Part IV. Problems with media and scientists

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in Star Science, Philippine STAR, 27 July 2006. It is posted here with the author’s permission) The public will remain uninformed and uneducated...

Part III. Training graduate students

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in Star Science, Philippine STAR, 16 March 2006. It is posted here with the author’s permission) We tried to catch up with our...

Part II. Research on medicinal plants

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in Star Science, Philippine STAR, 2 February 2006. It is posted here with the author’s permission) The Department of Health has been promoting...

Part I. R & D process

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in STAR SCIENCE, The Philippine STAR, 26 May 2005. It is posted here with the author’s permission) (Second of two parts) There were...

Part I. R&D process

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in STAR SCIENCE, The Philippine STAR, 19 May 2005. It is posted here with the author’s permission) (First of two parts) Development goals...