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Phytochemical screening and antibacterial activity of dried pods of Prosopis Africana

August, 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 8

Evolving resistant microbial strains have posed a great challenge on antibacterial chemotherapy in recent times. Search for novel antimicrobial agents has therefore remained a highly prospective area of research, especially those of plant origin. To this end, Prosopis africana pod used in West Africa in traditional...

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Effect of Aloe resin on cell migration between Scratch and Boyden chamber assays

August, 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 8

Effect of herbal medicine on cell migration is one of the therapeutic points. The objective of this study was to compare the Scratch assay with the Boyden chamber assay for evaluating cell migration with Aloe resin as the chemoattractant agent. Human gingival fibroblasts cells (2.5×105 cells/ml) were exposed to...

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Determination of total phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and nutrients in Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa H. B. K.)

August, 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 8

Bertholletia excelsa is native to the Amazon, and it grows in the forests that border the great rivers of the Amazon. This tree brings interest in the commercialization of its fruit, which is called the urchin and almond. Bertholletia excelsa has antioxidant properties, and it is rich in phenolic compounds. In this...

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Medicinal plants used in ethnoveterinary practices in the Federal Capital Territory, North-Central Nigeria

August, 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 8

A survey of medicinal plants used in ethnoveterinary practices (EVP) was conducted in Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria to document the indigenous use of this plant in the management of animal diseases. Data were collected from fifty informants which included seven traditional medical practitioners and 43 pastoralists...

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Bioprospective potential in the traditional use of herbal medicines in an institution in Central Brazil

August, 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 8

Medicinal plants are important natural goods for many different peoples, especially because of their use as herbal medicines resulting from the traditional knowledge emerged from the direct contact with nature. The great experience of regional, traditional communities on the management and use of plant resources available...

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Effect of diminazene diaceturate (Sequzene®) on serum biochemistry and associated histopathological changes of New-Zealand rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) experimentally infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei

July-December 2020 - Vol 12 Num. 2

This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of diminazene diaceturate (Sequzene®) on serum biochemistry and associated histopathological changes of New-Zealand white rabbits experimentally infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei. A total of thirty New-Zealand white rabbits weighing between 0.1 and 0.7 kg of...

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An automorphism in the LK_ITB5a H110F gene mutation

July-December 2020 - Vol 13 Num. 2

Sanchez et al. (2005) have shown the structure of vector space genetic code over the Galois field GF(4) which relate to the physicochemical properties of the genetic code on proteins. From this vector space, an automorphism can be constructed to reflect the mutation process in the genetic code. This study investigates a...

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A protocol for a randomized controlled trial on mobile phone text messaging to improve sexo-reproductive health in Cameroon

July-September 2020 - Vol 12 Num. 3

This trial aims at testing the efficacy of weekly sexo-reproductive health educational text messages to improve perception of adolescent girls on sexo-reproductive health in Cameroon. This is a single-centered randomized controlled single-blinded trial. Adolescent girls aged 10 to 19 years in the Kumbo West Health...

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Effects of COVID-19 on healthcare practice, medical education, and pre-medical educational experiences

July-September 2020 - Vol 12 Num. 3

The focus of the study is to gather data on the current effects of COVID-19 on healthcare practice, medical and pre-medical educational experiences, and permanent implications. This was completed by analyzing data from novel COVID-19 and related studies. The results of the study can show the lasting impact of COVID-19 on...

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Assessment of genetic variability for yield and attributed traits among rice doubled haploid (DH) lines in semi-arid zone Sudan

July 2020 - Vol 16 Num. 7

Anther culture is one of the biotechnology tools using for quick recovery of fixed breeding pure lines in rice. The development of new rice varieties is highly dependent on genetic diversity in desirable agronomic traits. Therefore, this study aimed to identify potential genotypes having the characters of Tongil-type and...

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Growth and yield of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) (Garten) as affected by varying nitrogen levels at Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria

July 2020 - Vol 16 Num. 7

A field experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Adamawa State College of Agriculture at Mubi, Nigeria to determine effect of Nitrogen fertilization on the growth and yield of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana L. (Garten). Results indicated that all the growth and yield components were...

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Effect of agricultural wastes on some soil physicochemical properties of ultisol, growth parameters and yield of cocoyam (Xanthosoma mafafa) at Umudike, southeastern Nigeria

July 2020 - Vol 16 Num. 7

This research was conducted on a degraded Ultisol at the Eastern farm of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike during 2014 and 2015 planting seasons, to determine the effect of different rates of sawdust and poultry manure application on soil physicochemical properties of acid sandy Ultisol, and growth and...

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Microbiological quality and safety assessment of sun dried Rastrineobola argentea (Mukene) sold at selected landing sites of Lake Victoria and Peri Urban Kampala City Markets

July 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 6

Silver fish (Rastrineobola argentea) also locally known in Uganda as Mukene contributes significantly to Ugandan national economy and its value was estimated at $13 million US dollars in 2015. The fish is traditionally dried under direct sunshine on bare ground in unhygienic conditions, which expose it to dust and...

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Yield coefficient for the growth of Pseudomonas sp. AQ5-04 at various concentrations of phenol

July 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 7

Phenol is widely used by many industries in Malaysia, and is one of the highly toxic environmental pollutants with levels exceeding the regulatory standard that have been reported in Malaysia. A phenol-degrading bacterium; Pseudomonas sp. AQ5-04, a metabolically versatile xenobiotic-degrading bacterium, has been isolated...

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Prospective study of dental implantology related patents in Brazil

July 2020 - Vol 19 Num. 7

Technological innovation and the development of new products is what currently boost the competitiveness between enterprises and moves the economy. The technical-scientific advances in Dentistry grow each day and there are great investments by research centers and universities in new materials, especially in dental...

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Evaluation of impact of fine arts high school music department program on students’ piano playing skills

July 2020 - Vol 15 Num. 7

The research is aimed to evaluate the impact of fine arts high school music department program on the piano playing skills of students. In this context, it was determined to what degree fine arts high school students thought the school program contributed to their piano playing skills and differentiation of student...

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Health risk assessment on humans by contamination of heavy metals in some edible crops and fish at Galena mining area of Nahuta, Alkaleri Local Government Area, Bauchi State, Nigeria

July-September 2020 - Vol 14 Num. 3

This work investigated the human health risk effects of heavy metal contamination at Galena mining area. 10 elements were identified in both irrigated and wet season edible crops and fish were collected from five sampling locations at Galena mining area. Wet season crops held higher concentrations of heavy metals than...

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Quality of pottery products produced in Kenyan women prisons

January-June 2020 - Vol 8 Num. 1

The purpose of the study was to assess quality of pottery products produced in Kenyan prisons. The quality of products produced in Kenyan prisons shows lack of standardization. Descriptive research design guided the study. The study areas were Lang’ata and Kisii women prisons with a population of 480 respondents....

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Factors influencing survival of BALB/c mice and their effects on immune efficacy in an experiment of hepatitis B immunization

July-September 2020 - Vol 12 Num. 3

There was an accidental death of BALB/c mice in the course of the experiment about hepatitis B immunization. The reasons of the mice breeding failure were analyzed in order to provide some experience for future animal preparation about hepatitis B immunization. Items of all mice including sex, age, dose of hepatitis B...

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The on-farm diversity of maize cultivars and landraces in the Lacandon region of Chiapas, Mexico

July-September 2020 - Vol 12 Num. 3

The loss of maize landraces is of major global concern. Landraces provide the genetic building blocks for the development of high yielding pest- and drought-tolerant maize varieties, and their loss reduces the capacity to adapt to changing environmental conditions. The extinction of maize landraces is an incidental effect...

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