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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

Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
06 Mar 2015 01:38 - Jonathan Paye-Layleh

Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. "I am one of the happiest human beings today [ ... ]

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FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in ...
06 Mar 2015 01:25 - Mary Clare Jalonick

In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000  [ ... ]

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Controlling neglected tropical diseases
06 Mar 2015 01:13 - Reiner W. Gloor

THE WORLD Health Organization (WHO) called on countries affected by 17 neglected tropical diseases, to boost their investment in dealing with, controlling, and managing them to improve the health and  [ ... ]

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Colorectal cancer screening saves lives
06 Mar 2015 01:05 - Dr. Jun Ruiz

THE WORLD celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March. First launched in America as an awareness campaign for colon cancer in 1999, this is now celebrated annually in several countries, in [ ... ]

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A drink a day may not be good for everyone
06 Mar 2015 00:53 - Kathryn Doyle

Based on a new analysis, the health benefits of having a drink a day may be exaggerated, UK researchers say. Only women over age 65, if anyone, might get a protective effect from light drinking, com [ ... ]

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Dentists might be able to screen for diabetes
06 Mar 2015 00:35 - Lisa Rapaport

Dentists may be able to screen patients for diabetes while cleaning their teeth, a small study suggests. Researchers found that testing for diabetes using blood that appears on the gums during a rout [ ... ]

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