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A Passion For Science

A short story of two Filipino scientists, Dr. Lourdes Cruz andDr. Baldomero Olivera who best known for their work in conotoxins, the venom of Conus family of sea snails.

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Written By

Didith T. Rodrigo

Illustrated By

Gutch Gutierrez

Synopsis

A short story of two Filipino scientists, Dr. Lourdes Cruz and Dr. Baldomero Olivera who best known for their work in conotoxins, the venom of Conus family of sea snails. Dr. Cruz and Dr. Olivera with the help of physiologists found that snail toxins work on specific parts of the nerves and muscles and can therefore be used to control nerve activity. Based on their discoveries, the American drug firm Elan Pharmaceuticals developed the pain killer Prialt, a nonaddictive substitute for morphine.

Length

10

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Size

10 x 8 x 0.05

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Type

Soft Cover

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This series aims to present role models for young people to emulate. Each story in the series contains a central theme that exemplifies a moral value or characteristic or an exemplary incident in the life of each principal character.

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