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dc.contributor.authorKritz, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-03T03:52:45Z
dc.date.available2018-07-03T03:52:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-06
dc.identifier.citationKritz, B. (2017, June 6). Gene therapy key discovered in seaweed. Manila Times, p. A8.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12174/566
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Manila Times Publishing Corporationen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.manilatimes.net/gene-therapy-key-discovered-seaweed/331232/en
dc.subjectSeaweedsen
dc.subjectCarrageeninsen
dc.subjectGeneticsen
dc.subjectSeaweed productsen
dc.subjectSeaweed industryen
dc.subjectPlant utilizationen
dc.subjectDNAen
dc.titleGene therapy key discovered in seaweed.en
dc.typenewspaperArticleen
dc.citation.journalTitleThe Manila Timesen
dc.citation.spageA8en
local.seafdecaqd.controlnumberMT20170606_A8en
local.seafdecaqd.extractA researcher from Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has discovered that carrageenan, a common extract of red seaweed, may be used as a delivery agent in gene therapy. Annabelle V. Briones, a research scientist at DOST Industrial Technology Development Institute, found that carrageenan, an extract of the Eucheuma variety of red seaweed, may be used in the delivery of genetic material in gene therapy. Gene therapy is a treatment in which new DNA is introduced into diseased cells, with the intention of reproducing new, healthy cells. As Briones explained, although the therapy has been known for decades, it is extremely difficult to carry out because handling genetic material for transfer is a delicate and complicated process. Her discovery has already been granted a patent.en
local.subject.personalNameBriones, Annabelle V.
local.subject.corporateNameDepartment of Science and Technology (DoST)en
local.subject.corporateNameNational Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)en
local.subject.scientificNameEucheumaen


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