Local yams have anti-cancer properties

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE at The UWI, Mona Campus has discovered the presence of anti-cancer properties in purple yams, and the yam extract is currently being considered for the award of a US patent. Dr Dennis Bailey made the discovery while conducting doctoral studies on indigenous varieties of yams cultivated in Jamaica, known as the Dioscorea alata, Cultivar St Vincent Dark Night and Moonshine yams. “Purple yams contain potent phytochemicals which slow down the growth of     . . . Read more

Vol 4 No 3

July 6, 2014

Vol 4 No 2

April 28, 2014

Vol 4 No 1

February 3, 2014

Vol 3 No 6

November 3, 2013


Labour Day Projects 2014
Taekwondo Display
Discovery Bay Marine Lab
Bio Fuels
UWI Projects
Suspended Wall Garden
Homecoming 2013
Language centre
Royes Scholarship presentation
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago
Inspiring Excellence Producing Leaders
UWI dancers in rehearsal for London 2012
More help on the way for divers


Graduates come back to Mona
uwimonanow facebook link