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Scientists look into rice that can tolerate salty conditions

Aug 24, 2016 - 9:03 AM

A team of researchers led by prominent Filipino American scientist Michael Purugganan will study the response of rice in saline soil conditions under a 4 year US 4 million grant from the US National Science Foundation

Farmers collects rice for the winter-spring crop on a field in the outskirts of Hanoi on March 2, 2016. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Top PH biologist: Tech, data help us understand species better

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:55 AM

New York University dean for science Michael Purugganan talks about mapping genes and genomes and shares insights about evolution and how it helps us understand the world

New York University (NYU) dean for science Michael Purugganan. File photo by Shaira Panela

Why spend money on science? Answering the Binay question

Jul 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM

To turn our back on science and technology will inevitably condemn our country to perpetual economic backwardness

Michael Purugganan, Dean for Science, New York University

Pinoy biologists challenge idea of plant life

Mar 03, 2014 - 7:52 AM

Can a plant exist without the genome that allows it to perform the basic function of photosynthesis? A plant that lives in the forests of Luzon apparently can a study shows

Rafflesia arnoldi, a species of Rafflesia. Photo courtesy Raphaelhui/Wikipedia

Why I support Golden Rice

Oct 22, 2013 - 9:02 AM

I believe that the best way forward for Philippine agriculture is not to dismiss GMOs outright but to see how we can best use them to our advantage

Michael Purugganan, Dean for Science, New York University

What the 60-30-10 pattern really tells us

May 24, 2013 - 9:14 AM

We need to be smarter about how we look at these numbers and what we can learn from them not find ghost patterns but real patterns that tell us something about our society and our country

Michael Purugganan, Dean for Science, New York University

60-30-10? Regional votes don't support it

May 23, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Individual votes of candidates as well as aggregate votes for each slate vary from region to region But when results converge at national average they reflect the sentiment of the country favoring Team PNoy