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National Academy of Science and Technology announces new members

The new NAST PHL members include Arnel N. del Barrio, PhD (Ruminant Nutrition); Charlotte M. Chiong, MD (Otolaryngology) and PhD (Medical Sciences); Christopher P. Monterola, PhD (Physics); Maribel G. Nonato, PhD (Chemistry); and Windell L. Rivera, PhD (Medical Sciences). The new corresponding members are Francis L. de los Reyes III, PhD (Environmental Engineering); Gonzalo C. Serafica, PhD (Chemical Engineering); Ramon B. Gustilo, MD (Orthopaedics); and Annabelle P. Villalobos, PhD (Chemistry).
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VCO eyed as cure for Covid-19

In the paper, “The Potential of Coconut Oil and its Derivatives as Effective and Safe Antiviral Agents Against the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV-2019), dated January 31, Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit and Dr. Mary T. Newport said “lauric acid and monolaurin, its derivative, have been known for many years to have significant antiviral activity.”