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Young scientists’ contributions advance health science sector

Update: March, 31/2018 - 09:00
Dr Đỗ Văn Dũng, deputy rector of HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, presents awards to students and lecturers with outstanding research. — VNS Photo Thùy Linh
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Scientists are conducting breakthrough research which will contribute to the country’s health science sector in future, Dr Đỗ Văn Dũng, deputy rector of HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, said at a conference held at the school in HCM City yesterday.

Dũng told Việt Nam News that many young people had studied abroad and worked with outstanding scientists in innovative research projects.

“This research will help develop health science in the country. I believe in the future,” he added.

He said that scientists at the HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy have conducted research on new nano-pharmaceutical products to treat cancer and other diseases.

The university’s latest achievement is the study “IVF Transfer of Fresh or Frozen Embryos in Women without Polycystic Ovaries” conducted by Vương Thị Ngọc Lan and published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr Trần Ngọc Đăng, a young lecturer at the university, said that he had conducted a climate-based model for forecasting dengue epidemics in Khánh Hòa Province, which has a high rate of dengue fever incidents in Việt Nam.

“Dengue fever is a serious infectious disease which is occurring more often in Việt Nam and around the world,” Đăng said.

The dengue outbreak based on climate factors used time-series analyses, he said, adding that he and his colleagues would build a similar model for forecasting dengue outbreaks in Khánh Hòa Province.

In the near future, he will also conduct real-time online search in Google Trends, with the aim of developing another dynamic forecasting model for the disease. The goal is to prevent outbreaks in time.

Đăng presented his climate-based model for forecasting dengue epidemics yesterday at the conference.

As many as 271 presentations on trauma, rehabilitation, dermatology, venerology, anaesthetic and other fields are expected to be given at the two-day conference which ends today.

The conference has attracted around 3.000 experts, scientists, and delegates of medical and pharmaceutical universities, colleges and health facilities in the southern region. —VNS






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