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The Manila Central University (MCU) College of Dentistry in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania completed a research study on the “Inhibition of pre-existing natural periodontitis in non-human primates by a locally administered peptide inhibitor of complement C3.” The research offers a treatment modality to a patient with periodontitis that is safe and can be easily administered.

The study was published in the Institute of Science Index Journal of Clinical Periodontology of Wiley-Blackwell publication in New Jersey, USA, 2015 edition.

The research team was composed of MCU College of Dentistry dean Dr. Ma. Cristina Aurea Garcia and Dr. Ruel Briones, the College of Dentistry Research Coordinator. The other co-researchers were Dr. Ranillo Resuello and Dr. Joel Tuplano of the Simian Conservation Breeding and Research Center.

“Attitude and perseverance are the key to finish a study. It was challenging but a great experience,” Dr. Garcia said.

“Research is not easy, it requires times, energy, money and determination. It is fulfilling when the research is done, especially published,” Dr. Briones said.

“MCU is true to its mission, to develop individuals into well-rounded professionals. The University supports stakeholders in scholarly endeavors,” Dr. Garcia said. MCU establishes and develops the research capabilities of its students and faculty members who pursue discoveries of new knowledge responsive to the needs of the community.

The study was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the European Commission.

Dr. Garcia and Dr. Briones were acknowledged accordingly during the 4th Intercollegiate Research Contest last February 12, 2016 at the Tanchoco Auditorium.