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UPLB eye sponges, snails to discover new meds PDF Print E-mail
Source: Philippine Information Agency

 

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, March 19 (PIA) -- Researchers from University of the Philippines are studying marine microorganisms in sponges that may lead to the discovery of new drugs for tuberculosis, pneumonia and other infectious diseases, and snails that could provide anti-pain agents. Led by UP’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gisela P. Concepcion, researchers from the UP Marine Science Institute (MSI) have isolated microorganisms associated with sponges and are currently confirming their anti-infective properties or ability to combat infections. READ MORE ».