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May 2008

Effects of Aspergillus niger treated Shea butter cake based diets on nutrient intake and weight gain of Red Sokoto goat

  Effects of feed intake, weight gain and digestibility when growing Red Sokoto goats consuming Aspergillus niger treated and untreated shea-butter cake (SBC) were determined. Twenty five Red Sokoto goats in a completely randomized design model with 56 d periods consumed diet A (control, without SBC), B (15%Aspergillus treated SBC), C (15% untreated SBC), D (7.5% Aspergillus treated...

Author(s): M. A. Belewu and A. A. Yahaya

May 2013

Urinary arsenic and mercury levels in artisanal miners in some communities in the Obuasi Municipality of Ghana

  There are a large number of small-scale artisan gold miners who use mercury in the extraction of gold in Ghana. The extraction process releases arsenic and mercury into the environment with its associated risk to human health. Human exposure to arsenic and mercury was assessed in artisanal miners involved in illegal mining activities in five communities at Obuasi municipality, a historic mining area in Ghana....

Author(s): E. Dartey, K. Sarpong, G. Darko and M. Acheampong-Marfo

June 2011

Genetic enrichment of cardiomyocytes derived from mouse embryonic stem cells

Pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ESC) have the ability to differentiate into a variety of cell lineages in vitro, including cardiomyocytes. Successful applications of ESC-derived cardiomyocytes in cell therapy and tissue engineering were limited by difficulties in selecting the desired cells from the heterogeneous cell population. We describe a simple method to generate relatively pure cardiomyocytes from mouse...

Author(s): Wen-Jun He, Shi-Chong Li, Ling-Ling Ye, Hong Liu, Qi-Wei Wang, Wei-Dong Han, Xiao-Bing Fu, and Zhao-Lie Chen        

October 2011

Poverty spatial polarization in Senegal

  This paper aims at inquiring the impact of neighboring regions poverty rate on the poverty rate of a given region. This inquiry will help find out the best driving region in terms of poverty alleviation in Senegal. We applied basic spatial econometrics tools to Senegalese regions from 1994 to 2006. The results show that a decrease of 0.62% of the poverty rate in Dakar results from an increase of 1% of poverty...

Author(s):   Latif Dramani  

  • Article Number: 48C3E9B40896

May 2015

Assessment of school library resources: A case study of school of health technology library, Ningi, Bauchi State

Every library is supposed to have adequate information resources in order to enable it effectively serve the information needs of its users. In view of this, the paper aimed at assessing the resources in the school of health technology library Ningi, Bauchi state .Questionnaire was the instrument used to collect data. 200 copies of self designed questionnaire were distributed, out of which 150 were successfully...

Author(s): Suleiman Abdullahi and Basaka A, Abubakar

August 2016

Physical education teacher’s attitudes towards philosophy of education and technology

The current study was carried out to find out the attitudes of physical education teachers towards educational philosophy and technology, and to determine the relationship between the philosophy of education that they adopt and their attitudes toward technology. With this aim, the study was conducted on 22 female and 69 male physical education teachers. As a research method, scanning method was employed. In order to...

Author(s): Anil Turkeli and Omer Senel

July 2012

The appropriate practices for supplying private extension services as perceived by Iran's extension experts of ministry of agriculture

  Increased efficiency in extension delivery services has been viewed as a prerequisite for agricultural development. One of the policy options to minimize the constraints of the public extension has been the privatization of agricultural extension services. In Iranian context, considering the diverse needs of the commercial farmers and inadequacies of the public extension services for the small farmer, there...

Author(s): Seyyed Mahmood Hosseini, Farhad Lashgararaand Gholamreza Dinpanah

June 2011

Effects of zerumbone on cisplatin-induced clastogenesis in Sprague-Dawley rats bone marrow cells

Zerumbone (ZER) is derived from Zingiber zerumbet smith from the Zingiberaceae family. It has been shown to have anti-cancer and apoptosis-inducing properties against various human tumour cells. The aim of our study was to assess the effect of ZER on cisplatin-induced clastogenesis in Sprague-Dawley rat bone marrow polychromatic erythrocytes (PCEs) using micronucleus test (MN). Animals treated with...

Author(s): Adel S. Al-Zubairi, Ahmad B. Abdul, and Mohammed Yousif    

September 2013

The multidimensional impacts of external price shocks on macroeconomic variables: Malaysian experiences from recession to economic instability

The 2008 to 2009 global external price shocks on foods and oil exerted worldwide impacts on production, expenditure pattern, trade, welfare, internal resource allocation and ultimate impacts diverted to global recession; Malaysia is not an exception. Centering the world’s (2008 to 2009) oil and food price catastrophe, here we investigate Malaysian experiences from recession to economic instability. An applied...

Author(s): Abdul Hamid Jaafar, Abul Quasem Al-Amin, Mohammad Nurul Azam, Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder, Fatimah Kari and Mahbuba Yeasmin

September 2009

Functional characteristics of Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus rhamnosus from ikii, a Kenyan traditional fermented maize porridge

Fermented foods have been associated with probiotics: microorganisms that are useful to the host. The potential probiotic characteristics of Lactobacillus plantarumand Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains isolated from ikii, a traditional fermented maize porridge, were studied and with regard to acid/bile tolerance, antimicrobial activity, utilisation of fructooligosaccharide, production of...

Author(s): Christine M. Kalui, Julius M. Mathara, Philip M. Kutima, C. Kiiyukia and Lawrence E. Wongo

September 2011

The role of cockroaches and flies in mechanical transmission of medical important parasites

  Arthropods can be found on human or animals as ecto-parasites. Vectors can contaminate stored foods and transmit illness, or introduce diseases in new areas. Pet species facilitating infestations, and different risk factors related to infestation were identified. To determine the possible role of insects in dissemination of medically important parasites, study was carried out in residential areas of...

Author(s): Gehad T. El-Sherbini and Eman T. El-Sherbini

  • Article Number: ECB1B8D10344

March 2007

Reactions of cowpea to infection by Macrophomina phaseolina isolates from leguminous plants in Nigeria

  The reaction of cowpea to infection by Macrophomina phaseolina isolates, from leguminous plants in Nigeria, was investigated at Ibadan, southwestern Nigeria. M. phaseolina isolates obtained from six different leguminous species induced necrotic lesions of varying sizes on  two cowpea varieties, IT83D-340 and IT84D-488. Isolate 93-295 from winged bean(Psophocarpus tetragonoloteus) leaf...

Author(s):   Amusa N.A. Okechukwu R.Uand Akinfenwa B

  • Article Number: 303E73B37195

July 2017

GGE biplot analysis of genotypes by environment interaction on Sorghum bicolor L. (Moench) in Zimbabwe

The genotype by environment interaction (GEI) reduces the success of genotype selection and recommendations by breeders, thus slowing down the progress of plant breeding. The understanding of genotype by environment interaction (GEI) multi-locational yield trials (MLYT) enables researchers to identify locations which are efficient in distinguishing tested genotypes, which are ideal across the test-locations as well as...

Author(s): Mare, M., Manjeru, P., Ncube, B. and Sisito, G.

July 2012

Federalism and the quest for true revenue mobilization, allocation and fiscal commission in Nigeria: A comparative analysis

In any federal system, the nature and conditions of the financial relations are crucial to the survival of the country. In fact, in most federal countries, the federating states always have some issues such as discourse, dispute and wrangling with the centre. The issue is centred on the problem of securing adequate financial resources to discharge essential political and constitutional responsibilities. Nigeria is not...

Author(s): Samuel C. Ugoh, Wilfred I. Ukpere and Ashiwhobel B.U.

January 2009

Antagonistic bioactivity of an endophytic bacterium isolated from Epimedium brevicornu Maxim

Endophytic bacteria are one of the most potential biological control agents in plant disease protection. The aim of this work was to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of a strain of endophytic bacterium which was isolated from Epimedium brevicornuMaxim. The dual tests revealed that this endophytic bacterium strain displayed a wide-spectrum antimicrobial activity against 14 fugal phytopathogens and one bacterial...

Author(s): Rong-lin He, Guo-ping Wang, Xiao-Hong Liu, Chu-long Zhang and Fu-cheng Lin

May 2011

Comparison of the VersaTrek and BACTEC MGIT 960 systems for the contamination rate, time of detection and recovery of mycobacteria from clinical specimens

  The most commonly used conventional Lowenstein Jensen (L.J) culture method requires at least 6 to 10 weeks of incubation due to the slow growth rate of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Today, there are liquid automated systems to detect mycobacteria than faster conventional LJ culture method. In this study, we aimed to compare of the VersaTrek system and BACTEC MGIT 960 system for the...

Author(s): Pelin Yuksel, Suat Saribas and Yasar Bagdatli

May 2015

Safety of bread for human consumption in an urban community in Southwestern Nigeria

Bread is an important staple food that does not require further processing before consumption. Despite the awareness created and efforts of government to ensure that quality bread are available for consumption of all, there are several routes through which bread is being contaminated. The aim of the study was to assess the hygiene involved from the point of production to sale of bread and document pathogens isolated...

Author(s): Olusegun T Afolabi, Olufemi O Aluko, Olaniran O, Olusola Ajao, Bolade K Ojumu and Oluwatoyosi Olawande

July 2006

The use of confocal microscopy in quantifying changes in membrane potential

Monitoring the plasma membrane potential and its changes can be a time consuming and challenging task especially when conventional electrophysiological techniques are used. The use of potentiometric fluorophores, namely tetramethylrhodamine methylester (TMRM), and digital imaging devices (laser scanning confocal microscopy) provides reliable and time efficient method. Two scorpion pore-forming peptides, namely PP and...

Author(s): Dale Elgar, Fons Verdonck, Anne Grobler, Carla Fourie, Johan Du Plessis

March 2013

Effect of milling conditions on the formation of ZnFe2O4 nanocrystalline

The effects of milling parameters on the formation of ZnFe2O4 nanocrystalline are studied. Powder mixtures of ZnO and Fe2O3 were milled in high energy vibrant ball milling for different balls to powders mass ratio and milling times. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy are used to characterize the powders. A crystalline size and lattice parameter are obtained from Scherrer formula and the...

Author(s): O. M. Lemine

October 2009

Investigation of groundwater resources in part of Ukwuani local government area of Delta State, Nigeria

Vertical electrical sounding data were acquired from 12 locations evenly distributed around Obiaruku town and her environs. This is an attempt to obtain useful information on the aquifer distribution within the area and hence delineate possible depths boreholes could be drilled for portable and sustainable water supply. Based on the geoelectric section which is in agreement with the driller’s log, two near surface...

Author(s): Oseji, Julius Otutu

  • Article Number: 5B624C419605

September 2011

Response of pearl millet (Pennistetum glaucum) cultivars to post-flowering drought stress

Two pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) cultivars (Dadda and Shella) were evaluated at post-flowering stage for drought tolerance based on morpho-physiological criteria. The experiment was laid down in a randomized complete block design which comprised of a combination of two factors (cultivars and three water stress regimes; (well watered (36%), moderately stressed (21%) and severely stressed (9%)). Data...

Author(s): Yalew Addisie and Gebre-Egziabher Yemane

  • Article Number: DA304DB10456

August 2009

Awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS at booking among antenatal clinic attendees in Uyo, Nigeria

Sub-saharan Africa bears the major brunt of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and 10% of these infections are due to vertical or mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in the developed world have resulted in a dramatic decline in pediatric HIV/AIDS. A study of the awareness, knowledge and previous testing for HIV/AIDS among antenatal clinic attendees at the...

Author(s): E. A. Bassey, F. Abasiubong, U. Ekanem and A. M. Abasiatai

  • Article Number: D74F116437

December 2010

An empirical research of the effect of internet-based innovation on business value

  In recent years, much debate about the value of information technology (IT) in general and e-business in particular and has been raised. Aiming to contribute to the investigation of whether and how Internet/WWW technologies create business value, this paper develops a conceptual model, grounded on a well established theoretical foundation from the strategic management domain, the resource-based view (RBV) of...

Author(s): Pedro Soto-Acosta, Euripidis Loukis, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios and Miltiadis D. Lytras

  • Article Number: B86E60317923

February 2013

Identification of compounds in hexane extracts of Elephantorrhiza elephantina and their comparison with selected over the counter products

The purpose of this study was to analyze hexane extracts of Elephantorrhiza elephantina(Ee) roots and to compare their chemical composition with some selected over the counter (OTC) products. Selection of the OTC products was based on their usage in treating stomach ailments, similar to the usage of E. elephantina in some regions of Southern Africa. A gas chromatography/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) and a...

Author(s): Huggins Z. Msimanga, Jennifer Feinsmarcher, Andy Levitz, Ibrahim Najimudeen,Courtney Phillips and Emily M. Wysocki

February 2018

Cockroaches as carriers of human gastrointestinal parasites in Wolkite Town, southwestern Ethiopia

Cockroaches are considered as vectors of different diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and helminthes. The objective of this study was to examine the role of cockroaches as carriers of intestinal parasites in Wolkite town. Cockroaches were collected twice per month from five kebeles and 50 households, from March to April in 2016. A total of 209 cockroaches were collected in this study. In total, 157...

Author(s): Tsigereda Haile, Ashenafi T. Mariam, Seyoum Kiros and Zelalem Teffera  

April 2012

Waiting period for agency-brokered housing transactions

Prospective sellers of housing often commission housing agencies to broker transactions. The relationship between the waiting period for sellers (from the date of commission to the date of transaction) and housing variables is a topic of considerable interest to real estate investors, housing agents, and researchers. This study examines the effect of these factors on the waiting period. Data was collected on 4,256...

Author(s): Jeng-Hsiang Lin    

August 2013

Disruption of estrus and conception in the acute phase of Fasciola gigantica infections in Yankasa ewes

The effect of the hepatic migratory phase of Fasciola gigantica infections on estrus response to synchronization, conception rates, serum enzyme and biochemical changes in Yankasa ewes was investigated. Twelve adult Yankasa ewes were randomly assigned to one of two groups of 6 animals each. The ewes in Group 1 were each infected with 1,200 metacercaria of F. gigantica each while Group 2 served...

Author(s): Ngozi P. Chiezey, John Y. Adama, Joseph Ajanusi and Idris Lawal

August 2008

Germination, seedling growth and relative water content of shoot in different seed sizes of triticale under osmotic stress of water and NaCl

Effect of seed size (small, medium and large) on germination and seedling growth of triticale (xTriticosecale Witm. cv. Presto) at the different osmotic potential of NaCl and PEG solutions were determined in the present study. Germination tests were conducted under five osmotic potential levels (-0.45, -0.77, -1.03, -1.44 MPa, and Control) of PEG 6000 and NaCl. Germination percentage (%) at 4 and 8th days and also...

Author(s): Digdem Kaydan and Mehmet Yagmur

September 2012

Co-culturing of Catharanthus roseus, Vinca major and Rauwolfia serpentina cell suspensions in shake flask and bioreactor: Production of a novel alkaloid with antioxidant potential

Conditions for co-culturing the cell suspensions of Catharanthus roseus, Rauwolfia serpentina and Vinca major in shake flask and bioreactor are described here for the possible complementation of the terpenoid indole alkaloid pathway operating in them. Catharanthus + Rauwolfia or Catharanthus + Vinca cell combinations could be reared on a Murashige and Skoog medium containing 2.0 mg...

Author(s): Priyanka Verma, Ajay Kumar Mathur, Singh Arpan, Alka Srivastava, Nusrat Masood, Suaib Luqman, Mohita Upadhyaya and Archana Mathur

October 2015

In vitro micropropagation of Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq.

The present study deals with the mass propagation of Orthosiphon aristatus - a multipurpose highly valuable ethnomedicinal shrub. Stem and inflorescence explants were inoculated into the Murashige and Skoog medium (MS medium) fortified with different concentrations and combinations of auxins and cytokinins. The maximum number of shoots achieved was 25 ± 0.78 and 17 ± 0.67 at 5 mg/l benzylaminopurine...

Author(s): Nissar Ahmad Reshi and Sudarshana M S

April 2012

Investigating the effects of long-term application of compost-like output on wheat yield and N, P and K in kernel and soil under planting

In order to investigate the effects of application of 3 and 5 consecutive periods of Compost-Like Output (CLO) on yield and concentration of N, P, K in kernel wheat and soil under planting, a greenhouse experiment was conducted in split plot based on a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with four replications in 2009. The main plot was six fertilizer levels including: control (without CLO and chemical fertilizer),...

Author(s): Akram Ahmadpoor Sefidkoohi, Mehdi Ghajar Sepanlou and Mohammad Ali Bahmanyar

May 2008

Evaluation of quality in an educational institute: a quality function deployment approach

  Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is one of the Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques which can be applied for process and design improvement. This paper develops a framework for quality in an educational institute on the basis of literature review. A relationship matrix is developed between five identified groups of ‘Dimensions of Quality’ and twelve sets of ‘Enablers’ in an...

Author(s): Vikram Singh, Sandeep Grover and Ashok Kumar

  • Article Number: 8DBA7953294

July 2014

Effects of nitrogen rates and application time on popcorn

Among the various limiting factors in the production of Brazilian popcorn, paucity of information on cultural practices is highlighted, with emphasis on the management of fertilizer, especially nitrogen (N) topdressing. This mineral nutrient is of great importance in several agronomic characteristics of corn plants, mainly components of production. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of N management on...

Author(s): Luiz Fernando Pricinotto, Pedro Soares Vidigal Filho, Carlos Alberto Scapim, Odair José Marques, Ricardo Shigueru Okumura and Deivid Lincoln Reche

February 2011

Development of an approach to coordinate the objectives for members of a supply chain

  Two important problems in a traditional supply chain are that the supply chain strategy is not fully integrated with a company’s competitive strategy, and that supply chain members have their own different objectives that may adversely affect the performance of the whole chain. A supply chain and its members need to develop a supply chain strategy that fits well with the competitive...

Author(s): Ming-Hon Hwang and Yung-Fu Huang

November 2012

Effect of vitamin D supplementation on cold restraint induced oxidative stress in rats

Free radicals are electrically charged molecules that are produced during the course of normal metabolism. They spontaneously attack lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and other biologically important molecules. Polyunsaturated lipids are particularly sensitive to their attack. Free radicals and oxidative stress have been reported to be involved in tissue injury associated with a number of diseases. The present study was...

Author(s): Khaled Abd-Elsater Elewa, Misbahuddin Mohd Rafeeq and Mohammad Mohiuddin

October 2008

Preliminary phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of Samanea saman

Samanea saman is a tropically distributed medicinal plant. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract of this plant was investigated by Well-diffusion method against three organisms: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. The plant extract showed inhibitory activity against all the tested organisms. Five mg/ml inhibited the growth of E. coli but slightly higher...

Author(s): R. Naveen Prasad, S. Viswanathan, J. Renuka Devi, Vijayashree Nayak, V. C. Swetha, B. R. Archana, N. Parathasarathy and  Johanna Rajkumar    

  • Article Number: C1AB35E15479

August 2010

Preliminary approach to improve knowledge management in engineering management

  There is a steady change in engineering management from an information age to knowledge age where there is an increasing need for knowledge management. The construction industry has a poor record in the management of its knowledge, and results in huge wastage of resources and detrimental effect to quality. In addition, knowledge management in the context of the Malaysian construction industry has many...

Author(s):   H. Abdul-Rahman and Chen Wang

  • Article Number: 0FCB61116057

April 2014

Middle school mathematics teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge regarding teaching strategies on quadrilaterals

Pedagogical content knowledge is consisted of two components: student knowledge and teaching strategies. Teaching strategies was defined under two sub-headings as strategies for specific topics and specific strategies for any topic. The purpose of this study was to examine the method with which quadrilaterals were taught by mathematics teachers with regard to the teaching strategies component of pedagogical content...

Author(s): Elif Nur Akkaş and Elif Türnüklü

February 2015

Growth of mycotal species on the eggs of Cyprinus carpio in limnologically and trophically different water bodies

The study investigated the growth of hydromycoflora on the eggs of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) in five water bodies of different eutrophication levels. Thirty-three (33) species of mycotal organisms, including 28 species belonging to Peronosporomycota, 2 to anamorphic fungi and 1 each to Ascomycota, Blastocladiomycota and Zygomycota were identified on the eggs. The water from River Biala and Pond Fosa, which are...

Author(s): Bazyli Czeczuga, Adrianna Semeniuk- Grell and Ewa Czeczuga- Semeniuk

December 2012

In vitro antiplasmodial activities of extracts from five plants used singly and in combination against Plasmodium falciparum parasites

Fresh leaves of Citrus limon, Psidium guajava, Carica papaya, Cymbopogon citratus and Vernonia amygdalina were investigated. These plants are used singly and in combination in the traditional treatment of malaria in Nigeria. The dried leaves of plants were sequentially extracted with solvents of different polarities. We investigated the in vitro activities of selected extracts singly...

Author(s): Paula Melariri, William Campbell, Paschal Etusim, Peter Smith

March 2012

Micro and nano thermal flow characteristics of a flat plate heat pipe heat spreader

  The present study investigates the characteristics and heat transfer performance of a flat heat pipe (FHP) heat spreader with various wick structures. A flat heat pipe heat spreader exemplifies successful heat transfer applications for highly efficient devices in space, energy technology, electronics cooling etc. The present experimental and simulation results reveal the heat transfer characteristics of a...

Author(s): In Seon Yu, Seok Ho Rhi and Kyoung Il Cha

September 2012

Epidemiology of cutaneous mycosis in the Medina region of Saudi Arabia correlated with studying the effect of light-induced gold nanoparticles on the growth of dermatophytes in vitro

A total of 145 clinical cases were diagnosed, 137 were found to be positive cases of cutaneous fungal infection. Among all one hundred and thirty seven positive cases,superficial mycoses cases of tinea versicolor caused by Malassezia furfur were found to be the most frequent representing (42.3%) of the total, the remaining (51.1%) and (6.6%) were cases of cutaneous mycoses caused by dermatophytes...

Author(s): Ahmed Medhat Mohsen Hanafy, Amira Abdu El-Adly, Abdul Aziz Qublan Alsarani, Mohamed Ashfaq and Al Zahraa Ahmed Karam El-Din

May 2012

Determination of associations between three morphological and two cytological traits of yams (Dioscorea spp.) using canonical correlation analysis

  Agro-morphological traits of plants may directly or indirectly depend on cytological traits. Thus, the determination of associations between morphological traits (absence or presence of wings, number of stems per plant and wing colour of stem) and cytological traits (DNA content and ploidy level) of yams were investigated using canonical correlation analysis. This multivariate technique is used in wide fields...

Author(s):   P. E. Norman, P. Tongoona and P. E. Shanahan        

December 2013

The clinical study of YiShenTongMai decoction in unstable angina complicated with glucose metabolism disorder

This study aimed to evaluate the clinical effects of YiShenTongMai decoction working with conventional Western drugs in patients with unstable angina complicated with glucose metabolism disorder. Seventy-six patients with unstable angina complicated with glucose metabolism disorder were randomly divided into two groups: 37 cases were allotted to the control group and were treated with conventional Western medicine; 39...

Author(s): Jianfang Ye, Pengwei Jia , Yamei Li and Guisheng Wang

October 2017

Emergency contraceptive use and associated factors among undergraduate female students in Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia

Unwanted pregnancy can occur due to unprotected sexual intercourse and condom breakage. To prevent such problem, emergency contraceptives is the only method that can be used after unprotected sex. This study aimed to assess emergency contraceptive utilization and associated factors among regular undergraduate female students of Wollo University.  A cross sectional study was conducted from April 1 to 15, 2017....

Author(s): Nigus Chere and Tilahun Belete

February 2015

Jane Eyre searching for belonging

This paper tackles Jane Eyre's journey to get belonging. This journey passes five phases. The paper is not going to focus on these chronological phases in details or highlight on them. The major task of the researcher is to discuss two major points: Jane's consistent endeavors to have belonging and the moral stance of Jane to achieve this purpose. These two points will give the researcher a convenient chance to...

Author(s): Zeinab Galal Abdel-Fattah Suliman

July 2017

Mapping epilepsy risks through porcine farming in North West Cameroon

This study posits that socioeconomic factors determine the patterns of epilepsy. The transmission of cysticerci between pig and man is facilitated by traditional pig rearing, slaughtering, and the poor detection of Taenia solium in slaughter pigs. Neurocysticercosis, resulting from T. solium is often associated with focal epilepsy. To ascertain this relationship, a co-relational design was applied to compare epilepsy...

Author(s): Humphrey Ngala Ndi and Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi

January 2011

Influence of pre-oxidation with potassium permanganate on the efficiency of iron and manganese removal from surface water by coagulation-flocculation using aluminium sulphate: Case of the Okpara dam in the Republic of Benin

    Okpara dam water contained significant amounts of iron and manganese that could   create problems for consumers. This study perfected a deferrization and demanganization technique preceded or followed by oxidation with potassium permanganate. The maximum iron and manganese contents varied from 30 to 50 and 1.5 to 4.5 mg/L respectively. Under the best conditions, simple...

Author(s): Zogo D., Bawa L. M., Soclo H. H. and Atchekpe D.

  • Article Number: 594B3841268

March 2012

Anti-ulcer activity of Swietenia mahagoni leaf extract in ethanol-induced gastric mucosal damage in rats

Swietenia mahagoni (West Indian mahogany) has been reported to have medicinal uses, such as treatment for hypertension, cancer, amoebiasis, chest pains and intestinal parasitism. The present study was performed to evaluate the acute toxicity and anti-ulcer activity of S. mahagoni ethanol leaf extract against ethanol-induced gastric ulcer. 24 rats included in this study were divided into 4 groups with 6...

Author(s): Salmah Al-Radahe, Khaled Abdul-Aziz Ahmed, Suzy Salama, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Zahra A. Amin, Saad Al-Jassabi and Harita Hashim

September 2016

Effect of temperature, pH and substrate composition on production of lipopeptides by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens 629

The lipopeptides surfactin, fengycin and iturin produced by Bacillus species have diverse ecological roles, including antimicrobial activity, induced systemic resistance in plants against pathogens and plant colonization by the producing strain. The conditions that govern both lipopeptide production and plant colonization are not fully understood. The present study investigated the role of growth media, temperature and...

Author(s): Fernando Pereira Monteiro, Flávio Henrique Vasconcelos de Medeiros, Marc Ongena, Laurent Franzil, Paulo Estevão de Souza and Jorge Teodoro de Souza

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