1st Centralino Discovery, Innovation,
and Invention Challenge

 

MCU strengthens community partnerships

MCU strengthens community partnerships

“Extending a helping hand must not be selective. It is by all means, collective to be able to reach as many people as possible,” Rev. Fr. Andreas Chang, Director...

 
Solomon Islands officials visit MCU

Solomon Islands officials visit MCU

Representatives from the government of Solomon Islands visited MCU for a possible academic tie-up. The delegation headed by Dr. Steve S. Aumanu, Chief Executive...

 
MCU forges partnership with Philippine Red Cross

MCU forges partnership with Philippine Red Cross

Manila Central University forged a partnership with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) in a “Commitment of Support” signing last August 30, 2018 the PNRC’s...

 
MCU 114th Foundation Anniversary declaration

MCU 114th Foundation Anniversary declaration

Mrs. Luningning T. Estanislao, MCU President, led the MCU community in unveiling the 114th anniversary logo with the theme “Together Towards Excellence.” “As...

 
MCU Animal House Opens

MCU Animal House Opens

True to its commitment towards excellence in education through research, MCU deems it vital that the students are continuously provided with facilities that are...

 
MCU inks partnership with Chung Shan Medical University

MCU inks partnership with Chung Shan Medical University

The College of Dentistry of Manila Central University (MCU) and the College of Oral Medicine of Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), Taichung, Taiwan signed a...

 
 

Manila Central University establishes and develops the research capabilities of its students and faculty members who vigorously pursue discoveries of new knowledge responsive to the needs of the community.

By Prof. Nieves Capili
College of Arts and Sciences

Best Discovery Award

SUBSTRATE MACRO-NUTRIENT LEVELS’ REFLECTION ON M.OLEIFERA CRUDE LEAF PROTEIN CONTENT
AND CHLOROPHYLL ABSORBANCE

The study reveals a positive association between high absorbance levels of M.oleifera leaf chlorophyll to high leaf protein content, and high soil substrate Nitrogen-Phosphorus ratio.
To check on the effect of fertilizers applied to the soil, we must determine leaf chlorophyll absorbance or crude leaf protein levels.

By Prof. Amaury V. Chanco, Jr.
College of Arts and Sciences

Best Innovation Award

THE EFFECT OF THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

The study seeks to determine whether the use of straight English or the code-switching language variety as a medium of instruction helps in understanding concepts and develops language proficiency.
A survey was conducted in this study to assess students’ perception, functions, and attitude towards code-switching and a comparison of prelims and final mean score grades from various colleges in MCU.
The study revealed that the use of straight English in a formal academic setting may be a factor on students’ grade improvement.

By Rogiel Zedrix Valdez
Dr. Christine Rodriguez, Adviser

College of Optometry

IMPROVISED ASSISTIVE ELECTRONIC HAPTIC DEVICE FOR FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

Project BUZZ (Blind Assistive Ultrasonic Zonular Zone Amplifier) develops a technology-based low vision device capable of assisting visually impaired individuals. The device helps patients in detecting elevated and low terrain. The study focuses on supporting low vision patients who need alternative assistance to travel on their own.

By Ailyn Sacare, Katrina Palaganas, Floramie Porpoyas,
Arryl Jon Puchero, Charles Lubrica
Adviser Prof. Cesar Castillo Jr.

College of Physical Therapy

EFFECTIVENESS OF DRY NEEDLING THERAPY IN CONJUNCTION TO STRETCHING EXERCISE IMPROVING IN CERVICAL MOBILITY OF FEMALE OFFICE WORKERS WITH MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME

Dry needling achieves a local twitch response that releases muscle tension and pain more effective than a hot moist pack. The researchers conducted an experiment designed to compare the effectiveness of dry needling therapy as against other physical modality among the female office workers with symptoms of cervical myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is a potent therapeutic measure to remove a constant source of peripheral nociceptive input originating from myofascial trigger points. Although dry needling still has a level of fear from clients, the improvements to Range of Motion provides a definitive cause for further research.

by Leo James Dalope
Dr. Christine Rodriguez and Dr. Katherine De Mesa, Advisers

College of Optometry

IMPROVISED ELECTRONIC MAGNIFIER FOR READING
AND PERSONAL GROOMING OF LOW VISION PATIENTS

The study aims to create an electronic magnifier for reading and personal grooming needs of low vision patients through the enhancement of image perception. The study applied the principle of magnification using an ordinary monitor and high magnification camera to produce the desired size of an image. The device was tested and evaluated by Optometry interns, clinicians and low vision respondents.

Dr. Emmanuel Nathaniel Macahilig, Dr. Amanda Falcotelo,
Dr. Elena Realubit and Dr. Monique Yoingco

College of Medicine

Best Scientific Exhibit

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THYROMENTAL HEIGHT, THYROMENTAL DISTANCE, STERNOMENTAL DISTANCE AND MODIFIED MALLAMPATI TEST IN PREDICTING DIFFICULT INTUBATION FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING GENERAL ANESTHESIA IN MCU-FDTMF

Airway management and endotracheal intubation are the primary concern in the field of anesthesiology. Patent airway is essential for adequate oxygenation and ventilation and failure to do so due to difficult intubation may result to life threatening consequences like hypoxia, brain damage and even death. This research was conducted to identify a single reliable predictor of difficult airway and test the validity in the setting of Filipino patients.