The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Health (DOH) will support a research which will look into the possibility of mixing and matching different COVID-19 vaccine brands and platforms through a study involving 3,000 Filipino participants starting June 2021.
Results of state-funded clinical trials on virgin coconut oil (VCO) in Santa Rosa, Laguna, which showed it was an effective “functional food” to help treat probable and suspect cases of COVID-19, has been published in an international journal.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) urged Saturday, May 22, those Filipino scientists who were trained abroad to come back and work with the agency, citing that its Balik Scientist Program (BSP) “is more than prepared” to assist them.
Consume more fruits and drink plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated as the country is currently experiencing very high temperatures. This was the reminder of DOH—Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo as the country has been experiencing very hot and humid weather the past few days.
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña provided updates on some COVID-19 projects for diagnostics, public health surveillance and therapeutics supported by the DOST – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD)
Mindanao scientists are now in anticipation of the first research center to be established in the region aimed to strengthen local response to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Ang Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) ay nilikha ng batas (PNHRS Act of 2013) upang protektahan ang mga taong kalahok sa mga pananaliksik na may kinalaman sa medisina. Ginagawa ang mga pananaliksik para patunayan kung mabisa at ligtas ang mga gamot bago gamitin ang mga ito nang mas malawakan.
DOST-PCHRD in partnership with DLSU-IBEHT launched the CAPACITA project which aims to equip researchers, inventors and technology transfer officers with the knowledge and skills necessary for commercialization.
NorMinCoHRD wins their third title as champions of the 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition through their representative, Dr. Gina Itchon from Xavier University with her pitch entitled, “The Web-GRID Project: Helping LGUs Make Better and Faster Decisions during Emergencies.”