Top 10 Filipino Scientist

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Benjamin Cabrera
Cabrera earned his degree in Medicine at the University of the Philippines in 1945. He then decided to continue his education at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, where he garnered his Master's Degree in Public Health, major in Medical Parasitology and Public Health. He graduated in 1950. Focusing on his major, Dr. Cabrera published more than a hundred scientific studies concerning medical parasitology and public health. He also developed innovations in drug treatments against diseases caused by mosquitoes and agricultural soil. In 1961, together with Lee M. Howard, he made the first field study of simian malaria in the Philippines, and found that malaria occurred in 8.6 percent of the animals tested. Although the study was very limited, the report suggested that the simian reservoir of malaria is probably of limited significance for the human population in the Philippines. For his work on filariasis, Dr. Cabrera received the Philippine Legion of Honor, a Presidential Award in 1996. With the elucidation of the epidemiology and life cycles of filarial parasites, preventive measures in the form of drug treatment of human cases as well as measures against the mosquito vectors can be implemented. Dr. Cabrera also worked on the control of ascariasis. With the model he proposed, hazards produced by these soil-transmitted helminths can be reduced.Cabrera earned his degree in Medicine at the University of the Philippines in 1945. He then decided to continue his education at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, where he garnered his Master's Degree in Public Health, major in Medical Parasitology and Public Health. He graduated in 1950. Clara Y. Lim-sylianco

Dr. Clara Y Lim-Sylianco is a Filipino chemist, who has written several notable books and is renowned for her research into mutagens, anti-mutagens and other reactions related to bio-organic issues. Her research was primarily focused around the chemicals found in fruits and vegetables. Her findings led to the popularization of the 'Coconut Oil' diet. Dr Lim-Sylianco has written more than 50 scientific articles, 7 books and 5 monographs. Her books continue to be prominently used as textbooks for collegechemistry courses across the world in the modern day. She is considered to be one of the leaders in the field of genetic toxicology and molecular nutrition. The research conducted by Dr Lim-Sylianco into mutagens and anti-mutagens at the University of the Philippines helped earn her laboratory at the university, the distinction of becoming an international trainingcenter. In her home country of the Philippines, Dr Lim-Sylianco was honored with the title of National Scientist of the Philippines in 1994. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a working scientist by the President of the Philippines.

Quintin Kintanar
Dr. Kintanar, born on August 12, 1937, has renowned himself in the area of pharmacology and environmental science. Dr. Kintanar scrutinizes the mechanism of fatty liver and Hypolipedemia induced by erotic acid thus supporting in the explanation of the molecular mechanisms of lipo protein biosynthesized. In the course of his original researches it advanced the frontiers of knowledge in his fields. He also lead the pharmacological screening of Philippine plants using multidimensional observation techniques. He won First Prize in the Manila Medical Society study competition the next decade he became the beneficiary of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TONYM) award for Science in 1975; the President Manuel A. Roxas Medallion for science, and First Prizes in the PMA-Abbot award 2nd the NSDB Researcher of the Year. In 1981, Dr. Kintanar acknowledged the UP Alumni Association Professional Achievement honor in science. He also received the Burke Award for distinction in cardiovascular medicine and the Republic Heritage Award in year 1960's....
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