The medicine they formulated from a cocktail of three endemic plants proved to be effective in curing dengue. AFP/Luis Robayo
A team of researchers from De La Salle University-Dasmariñas’ Medical and Health Sciences Institute led by pharmacologist-epidemiologist Dr. Rita Grace Alvero has started Phase 1 of clinical trials on a herbal medicine that can cure dengue.
The medicine they formulated from a cocktail of three endemic plants proved to be effective in curing dengue.
The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is calling for Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Proposals. This is aimed to fast-track the transfer, utilization and commercialization of R&D outputs to contribute to the country’s sustainable development thru relevant technological platforms.
TECHNICOM Program is now ready to accept proposals for pre-commercialization of technically-viable technologies pipeline for CY 2019 funding.
“Nurses, being the heart and forefront of patient safety, have a proactive role in ensuring safe and quality patient care. Join me in my crusade in promoting burn awareness and raising the flag of patient safety. Say No to Burns. Be Burn Aware,” is the element of Mr. Talatala’s speech that caught the interest of the judges. His research entitled, “C.H.E.C.K. Before You Burn: A Continuing Quality Improvement (CQI) Study on the Prevention of Electrosurgical Unit (ESU) Burns in the Operating Room (OR),” is about the importance of the safe use of electrosurgical units to prevent unintentional burns in the OR using CHECK, the protocol he developed in the study.