1st Centralino Discovery, Innovation,
and Invention Challenge

 

MCU – Niigata University pact renewed

MCU – Niigata University pact renewed

The College of Dentistry of Manila Central University (MCU) and the School of Dentistry of Niigata University, Niigata, Japan has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding...

 
2017 Tanchoco Memorial Lecture

2017 Tanchoco Memorial Lecture

“If you do good to others, they will do good in return,” Dr. Isagani Leal, Tanchoco Memorial Lecture guest speaker said last December 7, 2017 at the MCU Helix...

 
MCU partners with the Philippine National Red Cross

MCU partners with the Philippine National Red Cross

Manila Central University College of Nursing (MCU Nursing) was chosen by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) as a partner school in training and teaching for...

 
College of Business and Technology partners with ORACLE

College of Business and Technology partners with ORACLE

MCU College of Business and Technology (CBT) students can now be fully equipped with the latest trends and developments in computer science. Furthermore, they can...

 
MCU students extend a helping hand

MCU students extend a helping hand

As part of the university’s mission to instill the sense of community service to its students, the MCU University Student Council conducted a community outreach...

 
MCU Optometry in a banner feat

MCU Optometry in a banner feat

Manila Central University (MCU) dominated the July 2017 Optometrist Licensure Exam Top 10 as Dr. Jennifer J. Parmerola placed 1st overall with a rating of 88.71%. The...

 
 

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.