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Raising research superstars in your learning organization

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The Friday before last (Feb.  14, 2014), we ended by pointing out that research develops innovations in business school programs. Then, we closed by asking: “What about in the local scene?  What’s going on, for example, in the College of Business at De La Salle University?”  We turned to those questions last Friday (Feb. 21, [...]

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Banks trusted to keep money but not for financial advice–study

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Majority of consumers continues to trust their banks to hold their money for safekeeping but does not consider them a primary adviser for their finances, research has revealed.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

What do you have against qualitative research?

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Q: Since you were talking about marketing research last Friday, may we ask you to stay on that subject because we have important questions to ask. You’re well known as a “numbers” researcher. ust like the brand managers who wrote you last week, we have also attended your AMR (Applied Marketing Research) seminar. That seminar was almost all about quantitative marketing research.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Cockroaches can sense danger in sugar

This image made from video provided by Ayako Wada-Katsumata shows glucose-averse German cockroaches avoiding a dab of jelly, which contains glucose, and favoring the peanut butter. For 30 years, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out sweet-tasting bait mixed with poison. But in the early 1990s, a formerly effective product stopped working. Some cockroaches had lost their sweet tooth, rejecting the corn syrup meant to attract them. Later studies showed they were specifically turned off by the sugar glucose in the syrup. Scientists reported Thursday, May 23, 2013, that the key is an altered behavior of certain nerves that signal the brain about foods.  AP PHOTO/AYAKO WADA-KATSUMATA

Cockroaches will eat anything. Except sugar, that is.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Nestle expands Singapore R&D amid Asia market growth

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Swiss-based global food giant Nestle said Wednesday that it had expanded its research and development operations in Singapore, amid robust Asian market growth.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Indo-Canadian student gives boost to cancer treatment

Arjun Nair receives his prize.  PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK.COM

A Canadian high school student has improved an ineffective experimental cancer therapy with a simple tweak—pairing it with antibiotics—earning accolades Tuesday from a panel of eminent scientists.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Scientists find surgery, cancer use for mussels

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Mussels are displayed at a supermarket at the Kremlin-Bicetre, outside Paris. AFP FILE PHOTO/JOEL SAGET

Mussels secrete a powerful adhesive to hold tight on rocks swept by violent waves — and a synthetic version could prove critical for surgery and cancer treatment, researchers said Saturday.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Seaweed noodles catching on in many places in PH, says agri dept

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It’s “pancit” from the sea. Nutritious noodles made from seaweed are bringing new hope to poor families in Bicol and raising the incomes of seaweed farmers there, the Bureau of Agricultural Research of the Department of Agriculture said Friday.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Stem cells blamed for cancer re-growth

Human embryonic stem cells can become any cell in the body. AFP FILE PHOTO

Researchers presented evidence Wednesday for the existence of cancer stem cells, with three different studies seeking to end a decades-old scientific dispute about how tumors grow.

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

An arresting choice of words

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The image of a growling tiger may not seem very scary when it looks back at a person from a small section of a newspaper page, but it can be startling when it appears on a billboard overlooking the highway. Triggering such an emotional response to perceived threats or other similarly evocative images is thought to be linked to one’s survival instinct.

Posted: May 11th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

US researchers: Like humans, rats can make good decisions

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Rats are smart, that’s a well-known fact. But US researchers on Tuesday said a series of tests had shown they might be just as good as humans at juggling information in order to make the best decision.

Posted: March 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

UST scientists: Virgin coco oil has beneficial effects on cholesterol, sex

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A team of scientists and doctors from the University of Sto. Tomas said Wednesday a clinical study they conducted showed that taking virgin coconut oil, or VCO, had beneficial effects on one’s cholesterol level.

Posted: February 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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