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DOST to send Filipino scientist to Novartis mentor...
27 Feb 2015 08:31 - Richmond Q. Acosta

Two Filipino scientists were chosen for Novartis mentorship in Basel, Switzerland. Novartis Pharmaceuticals, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), announced Dr. Leslie Michelle Dalmacio and D [ ... ]

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Investment on DNA synthesis, key to advance Ph’s b...
27 Feb 2015 08:29 - Richmond Q. Acosta

Dr. Frank Petersen, Head of Natural Products Unit of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Switzerland, urged the Philippines to invest on new technologies for DNA synthesis to explore new opportunities for the country’s biotechnology research. In a dialogue with Dr. Jaime C. Montoya [ ... ]

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Novartis head scientist recommends making laborato...
27 Feb 2015 08:28 - Richmond Q. Acosta

Scientist can be pushed to collaborate through strategically designed working areas in the laboratories, said Novartis head scientist. “Think about reengineering the laboratory,” Dr. Frank Petersen, Head of Natural Products Unit of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Switzerland, [ ... ]

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Filipino scientist recognized as global expert in ...
27 Feb 2015 08:26 - Richmond Q. Acosta

Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance) of the University of Minnesota awarded Filipino orthopedic expert, Dr. Ramon Gustilo, with the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals. This is in recognition for his contributions in the global community of orthopedics and his dedi [ ... ]

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Library Health News

Adults only catch flu around twice a decade, stud...
05 Mar 2015 00:24 - Reuters

Adults only get flu twice a decade on average, scientists have found, suggesting that most of the coughs and colds that keep millions of people off work every year are down to other bugs. The finding [ ... ]

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300 to 400 Pinoys die of rabies annually
04 Mar 2015 00:59 - Sheila Crisostomo

MANILA, Philippines - Rabies kills 300 to 400 Filipinos every year, with dog bites accounting for 84 percent of human rabies cases. But it was estimated that of the nine million dogs across the countr [ ... ]

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Large breakfast, small dinner tied to better diab...
04 Mar 2015 00:06 - Shereen Lehman

Big breakfasts and small dinners might be a healthier way to eat for people with type 2 diabetes, according to a small new study. Diabetics in the study who ate big breakfasts and small dinners had f [ ... ]

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UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 perce...
04 Mar 2015 00:05 - Maria Cheng

New guidelines from the World Health Organization says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories. The guidelines, [ ... ]

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FDA limits use of testosterone drugs, warns of po...
04 Mar 2015 00:00 - Reuters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked makers of prescription testosterone therapies to change their labeling to clarify that their products are approved only for men with specific medical co [ ... ]

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Low blood pressure with medicine tied to faster m...
03 Mar 2015 23:56 - Kathryn Doyle

For older people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, low blood pressure might be linked to faster mental decline, according to a new study. There is not much data on blood pressure in people [ ... ]

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