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Manila Central University (MCU) Research and Development Center (RDC) held its 5th Intercollegiate Research Contest last February 17, 2017 at the Tanchoco Auditorium with College of Medical Technology winning the Best Paper for their research entitled “Feasibility Study of Grayanotoxin extract from Rhododendron subsessile rendle in Inhibiting Saxitoxin Poisoning”.
The College of Medicine placed 2nd for their paper on “Anti-Bacterial Effect of the Crassocephalum crepidioides (Borbotak) extract compared with Mupirocin against Staphylococcus aureus-Induced Wound in Sprague-Dawley Rats” while Pharmacy’s study entitled “Antiproliferative Activity of the Crude Ethanolic Extract from Leaves of Philippine Fig (Ficus pseudopalma Blanco, Moraceae) Leaves against A549 Human Lung Adenocarcinoma Cell Line” placed 3rd.
Over 40 research entries were submitted for this year’s competition, the highest number since the competition started in 2013. Seven high-caliber researches qualified for the final recognition.
Prof. Venus A. Solar, the MCU Research Director in her remarks said that the researches done by the students and professors reflect the research orientation of MCU.
“We hold the annual MCU research competition to create an atmosphere that will remind us that each one of us has a unique research skill,” Prof. Solar said. “We can make a valuable impact in the community.”
The other top researches were from College of Arts and Sciences, School of Graduate Studies and Human Resource Department.
As a testimony to MCU’s research-orientation, students and faculty members who have made an outstanding contributions in the field of research were recognized.
The manuscript peer reviewers were Dr. Edwin Tadiosa of the National Museum, Prof. Charlie Batin of the Mariano Marcos State University, Dr. Jose Mallari, MCU Lead Researcher and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Venus Solar, MCU Research Director, and Ms. Aubrey Mansueto MCU RDC Statistician.