Projects
Name
Evaluation of hypoglycemic activities of Peruvian medicinal plants
University
Universidad Ricardo Palma (URP)
Domain
Pharmacology
Departement
Pharmacology laboratory of the Ricardo Palma University
Head
Dra. Hilda Jurupe
Tutor
Dra.Vilma Herencia
Languages
English, Spanish
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
The WHO Expert Committee on diabetes recommended further evaluation of the folkloric methods of managing this disease because of the high mortality and morbidity arising from its attendant complications and problems associated with the use of conventional antidiabetic agents.Phyllanthus niruri Linn. is widespread in the tropical regions of the world, including the AmazonRainforest. It
What is the aim of the project?
Determine the hypoglycemic activity of the hydroalcoholic extract of the leaves of Phyllanthus niruri "Chanca piedra".
What techniques and methods are used?
Preparing extract, induction of experimental treatment, management diabetes and further statistical analysis of the results.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The incoming will be part of a team integrated by medical students and lead by an experimental coach, with whom the methodological part of the study will be developed starting from collecting the plant from its indigenous source, through the preparation of the animal material to the realization of the experimental phase. For which a laboratory with necessary equipment will be procured. On the other hand we will also be counting with the support of a methodological advisor who will constantly evaluate the correct redaction of the project´s article to its completion.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
A week of introductory seminars of medicinal plants will be held in Peru. It will consist of three sessions with presentation and discussion of hypoglicemic drugs and traditional therapy.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student will prepare an abstract
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
It requires the student to perform teamwork, leadership and management work situations. They must have discipline and able to work under pressure. Empathy and respect with people who do the activity. As well as know biosafety standards in order to work in a laboratory with experimental animals.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
5
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
Articles
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17331318
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16236476