Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2759

SRE Articles

Microsatellite gene diversity within Philippines dwarf coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.) resources at Port-Bouët, Côte d’Ivoire

November 2011

  Description and assessment of genetic resources are common preoccupations for their better management and utilization in breeding program. Progress made to date is still limited in view of assessment of coconut resources in the International Coconut Genebank for Africa and Indian Ocean (ICG-AIO) at Marc Delorme Port-bouët experimental station in Côte d’Ivoire. Using twelve microsatellite...

Author(s): Konan K. Jean Noël, Koffi K. Edmond, Konan K. J. L. and Konan K.Eugene

Osteoma orbitalis: A case report and literature systematic review

November 2011

  Orbital osteoma is a very rare benign tumor in orbit, and its diagnosis and treatment were certain particularity. Therefore, we reported one case of osteoma orbitalis and reviewed relevant literature, in order to further understand clinical features of osteoma orbitalis. A 38-year-old female was hospitalized due to left exophthalmos after frontal trauma for 5 years. Physical examination: left exophthalmos...

Author(s): Jianyang Gong and Yehuan Sun

Proposed design of anaerobic wetland system for treatment of mining waste water at former tin mining catchment

November 2011

  This research provides an approach for designing a constructed wetland system for treatment of tin contaminated wastewater from mining catchment. Initially, physico-chemical characteristics and concentration of heavy metals in the soil and ponds were evaluated. It was found that the soil and water quality of the area is highly degraded. This study will help for the design of the wetland for...

Author(s): Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Mohd. Jamil Maah, Ismail Yusoff and Mohamadreza Gharibreza

A review on wireless sensor networks routing protocol: Challenge in energy perspective

November 2011

  Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) technology consists of a number of sensor nodes that are dispersed in a geographically distributed area usually for monitoring purposes. The widespread applications of WSN have fueled the emergence and acceptance of this technology as a frontrunner. However, the success of the wireless sensor network applications highly depends on the reliable communication among the sensor...

Author(s):   Ismail Ahmedy, Md. Asri Ngadi, Syaril Nizam Omar and Junaid Chaudhry    

Artificial neural network for structural behavior prediction of RC one-way slab strengthened by CFRP

November 2011

  In this project, 6 Reinforced Concrete (RC) slabs with various length and thickness of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) in comparison with the plain RC slab have been used to generate Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) for structural behavior prediction. The slab dimension was 1800 × 400 × 120 mm and the length of the CFRP was 700, 1100 and 1500 mm in two different cross section area of 60...

Author(s):   S. V. Razavi, M. H. Ayazi and P. Mohammadi    

Vibration analysis of 19 degrees of freedom rail vehicle

November 2011

  The present paper examines the vibrations of a rail vehicle system by forming full vehicle model with nineteen-degree-of-freedom (19-DOF). Considering the spring and suspension forces the related mathematical equations are derived while taking irregularities as completely sinusoidal. Translations and rotations of rail vehicle car body, front and rear bogies are showed regarding the critical speeds including...

Author(s):   Ferhat Dikmen, Meral Bayraktar and Rahmi Guclu    

The effects of hydromethanolic extract of saffron (Crocus sativus) on some biochemical parameters of serum blood in constant darkness and light conditions in healthy male rats

November 2011

  The purpose of the present investigation was to determine the effects of hydromethanolic extract of saffron on changes of serum cholesterol, glucose and insulin levels in constant darkness and light conditions in healthy male rats. In this study, healthy male rats (n = 30) were divided into 3 groups of tens and kept at various light/dark conditions: Control + saffron 12:12 light/dark (LDS); constant...

Author(s):   Ali Arasteh, Ali Aliyev, Saeed Khamnei, Abbas Delazar, Mehran Mesgari, Yousef Mehmannavaz and Maliheh Hamzehzadeh Azar    

The optimization model for long-term operation of hydrothermal power plants

November 2011

  Coordinating the generation plan of hydrothermal power plants in a long-term period is extremely important in generation scheduling system of hydrothermal power plants. Regarding the importance of the issue, a method for optimizing the long-term operation of a combined system of hydroelectric and thermal power plants is presented in this research, in which the main system parameters, including water inlet to...

Author(s):   Alireza Pilpayeh and Alireza Nikbakht Shahbazi    

Low-frequency low-intensity ultrasound with contrast agent for the treatment of subcutaneous tumors in mic

November 2011

  To determine the effects of ultrasound exposure in the presence of microbubble contrast agent (SonoVue) on the subcutaneous tumor of nude mice. Nude mice bearing subcutaneous tumor were prepared and treated with ultrasound. These animals were divided into three groups: control group (without treatment), low-frequency ultrasound group (US) and low-frequency ultrasound  contrast agent group...

Author(s):   Zhi-Yong Shen and Bing Hu    

Learning morphosyntactic patterns for multiword term extraction

November 2011

  The identification of valid terms in any domain is fundamental to its computerization. For this reason, in this paper we present a method for obtaining automated morphosyntactic patterns, which will help researchers obtain valid terms from the proposed patterns, in order to build quality ontologies for the translation from one language to another, or to find relevant terms in short sentences, which can be...

Author(s):   José Luis Ochoa, Ángela Almela, Maria Luisa Hernández-Alcaraz and Rafael Valencia-García    

Patient satisfaction of in-patients treated in a university hospital in Turkey

November 2011

  Structural equation modelling (SEM) is a statistical method that emerged as a result of assembling and synthezing the confirmative factor analysis, path analysis and regression analysis in a model. In this respect, factor, canonic correlation, multivariate variance and covariance, multi regression and path analysis are also considered the special conditions of SEM. Additionally, the most important difference...

Author(s):   H.Hatice Ozkoc and M. Vedat Pazarlioglu    

Role of fluorescence in situ hybridization in the diagnosis of urothelial cancer in asymptomatic hematuria patients

November 2011

  The present study aimed to investigate the feasibility and validity of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in the diagnosis of urothelial cancer (UC) in asymptomatic hematuria patients. Probes to the pericentromeric regions of chromosomes 3, 7 and 17, and to the 9p21 band were used in FISH at detecting UC in 53 hematuria patients negative on imaging, cystoscopy and cytology but highly...

Author(s):   Peng Wang, Feng-shuo Jin, jin Ye, Ke-qin Zhang, Gang Wu, Yao Zhang and Yan-feng Li    

Preventive maintenance model with FMEA and Monte Carlo simulation for the key equipment in semiconductor foundries

November 2011

  Semiconductor foundries have entered an era of 12-inch wafers and over five hundred production processes involved in manufacturing and measurement. In order to stabilize equipment and reduce variations in processes, an effective equipment maintenance model is required. This study thus aimed to establish a model to maintain the key equipment in a semiconductor factory, based on its history of preventative...

Author(s):   Tsu-Ming Yeh and Jia-Jeng Sun    

An efficient implementation of switching median filter with boundary discriminative noise detection for image corrupted by impulse noise

November 2011

  Switching Median Filter with Boundary Discriminative Noise Detection (BDND) is one of the useful methods that are capable to restore digital images which have been extremely corrupted by universal impulse noise. Following the fundamental framework of the switching median filter, the construction of BDND can be divided into two stages. The first stage classifies the pixels into either “noise” or...

Author(s):   Haidi Ibrahim, Theam Foo Ng and Sin Hong Teoh    

The effects of linear and non-linear loads on three-phase transformers supplied from different sources

November 2011

  In this study a new approach for the calculation of harmonic transformer parameters by making use of equivalent circuit model of one phase transformers is put forth. With this aim in mind, a three-phase core type transformer from 4 kVA, 400/230 V, 50 Hz, Yy0 connection group was used. To supply transformers voltage sources with sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal wave shapes were used. The transformers supplied on...

Author(s): Mustafa YAÄžCI and Abdullah ÜRKMEZ

To determine the possible roles of two essential trace elements and ascorbic acid concerning amyloidal beta-sheet formation in diabetes mellitus

November 2011

  Amylin is a peptide hormone that is made and co-secreted along with insulin. Human amylin is the main component of amyloid beta-sheet found in the pancreas of majority of diabetic patients. Amyloidogenesis causes destruction of pancreatic β-cells. The subsequent lack of insulin leads to increased blood and urine glucose.In this article, the fluorimetric assay was used to examine the role of...

Author(s):   Seyyed Mehdi Mirhashemi and Mohammad-Hosein Aarabi      

Influence of environmental parameters on shrimp post-larvae in the Sungai Pulai seagrass beds of Johor Strait, Peninsular Malaysia

November 2011

  Monthly sampling for shrimp post-larvae was conducted between April 2007 and March 2008 from the seagrass beds of Sungai Pulai Estuary, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. Samples were collected from sub-surface using a bongo net equipped with a flow meter. In situ environmental parameters such as water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity, total dissolved solid and conductivity were recorded during...

Author(s):   A. Arshad, R. Ara, S. M. N. Amin, M. Effendi, Zaidi C. C. and Mazlan A. G.    

Collisions and linkages between forestry and environmental policies in South East Europe (SEE) region

November 2011

  The paper presents results from regional surveys and case studies conducted in five countries of South East Europe (SEE). The main aim of the study was to identify the most pronounced forest-related conflicts in the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia) at the policy and management levels and in terms of their type, dimensions as well as actors and their attitudes. A...

Author(s):       Radovan Nevenic, Ljubinko Rakonjac, Zoran Poduska and Renata Gagic    

Clinical presentation and the efficacy of antiepileptic therapy in the patients with partial and generalized epilepsy

November 2011

  Epilepsy is an abnormal recurrent disease, resulting from various disorders of central nervous system. In this study, we aimed to compare the patients in terms of therapeutic efficiency. We enrolled a total of 106 patients in the study and of them, 45 were male and 61 were female, aged between 2 to 52 years. Of these patients, 69 (65%) had partial and 37 (35%) had generalized seizures. Seventy three patients...

Author(s):   Refah Sayin, Temel Tombul, Omer Anlar and  Hüseyin Caksen    

Effects of geometric parameters on failure behavior in joined-rivet and single lap laminated composite plate under bending moment

November 2011

  In this study, failure behavior of single lap composite plate fixed by means of both rivets and adhesive bonding was investigated using three-point bending test. Rivet connections were made on specimens at different geometrical intervals. Force-displacement graph were drawn. The composites used were made of glass epoxy materials with four plies and 0° layer angle. An FM73 film layered binder was used for...

Author(s):   Sefa  ERGUN, Åžükrü KARAKAYA, A. Rıza TARAKÇILAR, Emin ERGUN    

Effects of nicotine and Gelam honey on testis parameters and sperm qualities of juvenile rats

November 2011

  The present study aimed to elucidate the effects of nicotine and Gelam honey on testis parameters and sperm qualities of rats. Sprague Dawley rats (4 to 5 weeks old) were divided into 4 groups with 7 rats for each group. Rats of the honey (H) and honey-control (HC) groups were force-fed daily with 1.0 ml/100 g body weight of Gelam honey and normal saline (0.9%), respectively. Rats in the nicotine (N)...

Author(s):   Asiyah, H. A., Syazana, N. S., Hashida, N. H., Durriyyah Sharifah, H. A.and Kamaruddin, M. Y.    

Redundant manipulators kinematics inversion

November 2011

  A robotic system is kinematically redundant when it possesses more degrees of freedom than those required to execute a given task. This paper reviews the well-known methods used to find the inverse kinematics of redundant manipulators. Because redundant manipulators have infinite solutions for their inverse kinematics, therefore the conventional method that was used to calculate the inverse kinematics of...

Author(s):   Samer Yahya, M. Moghavvemi and Haider A. F. Mohamed    

Fruit drying process: Analysis, modeling and simulation

October 2011

  The current work presents an investigation on fruit drying system. The effect of the operating parameters on the quality of products and the efficiency of the system is studied. The method is based on a new model which was developed to study the fruit drying system performance considering equilibrium moisture content of fruit, humidity of dryer atmosphere, temperature of dryer atmosphere and air flow. The...

Author(s):   Shahab Abdulla, Paul Wen, Richard Landers and B. F. Yousif        

Health-related physical fitness among rural primary school children in Tshannda, South Africa

October 2011

  The socioeconomic transformation in South Africa over the previous decade may have created a less active lifestyle and a decline in fitness among South African children. This study seeks to present the data on the health-related physical fitness of the Tshannda rural school children in grades 1 to 7 and to evaluate age and gender differences in physical fitness among the Tshannda children, of which...

Author(s):   L. O. Amusa, D. T. Goon, A. K. Amey and A. L. Toriola        

Performance evaluation of the rubber dam project for irrigation development

October 2011

  Rubber dam irrigation system for impounding surface water is a new technology in Bangladesh. It is important and priority in agricultural sector for sustainable irrigation water management due to scarcity of groundwater. The rubber dam project was evaluated to facilitate irrigation through proper use of water resources in the project area by conserving water for rabi crops. This study was evaluated by...

Author(s):   Sarker, K. K., Wang, X. Y., Islam, N., Xu, C. L. and Qiao, X. D.        

Alluvial fan growth in a seismically active intermontane foreland basin: Kuşçular formation, Eastern Turkey

October 2011

  The KuÅŸçular formation (early Paleocene) around Baskil and Keban (ElaziÄŸ) in the Eastern Taurids represents alluvial fan and playa lake facies that were deposited in an intermontane foreland basin. The formation with a total thickness of up to 585 m consists of seven lithofacies of massive conglomerates, stratified conglomerates, massive sandstones, stratified sandstones, red mudstones, nodular...

Author(s):   Mehmet Turan    

Evidence-based information resources management skill among Iranian residents, internship and nursing students in urgent care

October 2011

  Information management skill refers to use of available, up to date and valid information sources, that are associated with patient care and are available during care. The advent of the Internet and electronic resources solve some of the physical information access problems and provide an opportunity for all care providers to have access to a wide range of research evidence. But urgent care in...

Author(s):   Kahouei Mehdi, Firuzeh  Mehri, Said roghani Panoe, Parsania Zeinab, Alaei Safollah, Ghazavi Shariat Panahi Soheila Sadat and Hesamedin Askari Majd Abadi        

Determination of friction factor for rivers with non-submerged vegetation in banks and floodplains

October 2011

  Due to vegetation flexibility, friction factor varies in flood plains and river banks and is a function of vegetation characteristics and flow conditions. Study of river behavior and effect of vegetation on river systems are very important for water intake in pumping stations, water treatment plans and wastewater and construction of structures such as bridges and diversion channels. Purpose of this research...

Author(s):   Manoochehr Fathi-Moghadam, Khosro Drikvandi, Babak Lashkarara and Kazem Hammadi        

Signal based approach for data mining in fault detection of induction motor

October 2011

  The aim of this paper is to introduce a new method which combines data mining and signal processing techniques for identifying potential faults in electric motors. The vibration signals measured in the initial (healthy) state of the electric motor are used as source data for application of data mining technique. In this sense, a new data mining technique is introduced by the definition of a feature transfer...

Author(s):   Selim Gullulu and Serhat Seker        

Using spatial technologies for the planning of coastal zones: A case study of Kaynarca coast in the Sakarya Delta

October 2011

  During the last decades, developments in computer technologies have rapidly increased. Depending on these, geospatial information technologies have also significantly developed, and now they improve our decision making ability about most of our daily life plans and problems. In terms of coastal zone management, geospatial technologies can be useful for the sustainable development of the coastal zones. In this...

Author(s):   Akif Karatepe    

Endometrial stromal nodule complicated by abdominal cocoon: Case report and literature review

October 2011

  To investigate clinical characteristics, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of abdominal cocoon and Endometrial stromal nodule (ESN). Based on the clinical data of our case, domestic and foreign clinical data of ESN and abdominal cocoon were reviewed. The main manifestations of ESN included increased menstrual flow and vagina anomalous hemorrhage, or sometimes no obvious symptoms. Ultrasound showed hypoecho...

Author(s): Xiao-yan Zhang, Yu-huan Qiao, Xiao-ling Fan, Zhong-fu Yuan, Fang-fang Geng and Rui-xia Guo

Pathological findings and clinical analyses on delayed renal graft function

October 2011

  To uncover the pathological feature of delayed renal graft function (DGF) and to explore corresponding prevention and treatments, 84 recipients receiving renal biopsy in our center from December 2007 to September 2010 were enrolled in this study, and 32 cases belonged to DGF. B-type ultrasonography-guided renal needle biopsy with BARD (a company in USA) biopsy needle was performed. After H and E staining,...

Author(s):   Yong Han, Hui Guo, Yan-Jie Xu, Hai-Yan Huang, Xiao-Guang Xu, Kai Feng, Ming Cai and Bing-Yi Shi      

Characteristics of abused women and factors that enhanced abuse

October 2011

  The aim of this study was to assess the characteristics of abused women who visited Masonwabisane Women Support Centre (MWSC) in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Data was collected at MWSC, an NGO operating under Mnquma local municipality. A descriptive quantitative approach was used where records of abused women (245) were reviewed retrospectively with effect from the 1st of July to 31st December...

Author(s):   S. Monakali, M. Mokgatle-Nthabu and O. O. Oguntibeju      

Chemically reacting Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) boundary layer flow of heat and mass transfer past a low-heat-resistant sheet moving vertically downwards

October 2011

  A theoretical study has been conducted to investigate the steady Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) boundary layer flow past a low-heat-resistant sheet moving vertically downwards. The fluid is considered viscous, incompressible and electrically conducting. The non-linear coupled differential equations are solved numerically by applying Runge-Kutta integration scheme coupled with Newton-Raphson shooting technique....

Author(s):   S. Y. IBRAHIM, O. D. MAKINDE        

Product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology for product tracking based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology

October 2011

  Existing product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions today do not support product tracking. These solutions only support data exchange in company about products. Recent investigations indicate growing need to trace and manage data on products even when they leave the original production system, covering other product lifecycle stages such as exploitation, servicing, EoL (End of Life) warehousing,...

Author(s):   Milovan Lazarevic, Gordana Ostojic, Ilija Cosic, Stevan Stankovski, Djordje Vukelic and Igor Zecevic        

Variation of Fraxinus ornus subsp. cilicica (Lingelsh) Yalt in the Lakes District of Turkey

October 2011

  The aim of this study was to investigate the leaf, seed and seedling characteristics of Fraxinus ornus subsp. cilicica (Lingelsh) Yalt. which is an endemic plant in Turkey. For this purpose, the statistics and differences of the mentioned characteristics were determined by means of SPSS. It was found out that, there were significant differences at 0.001 level among populations in terms of...

Author(s):   Cengiz YücedaÄŸ, Abdullah Gezer and Hüseyin Fakir        

The dual exponential mapping on dual rotations

October 2011

  Dual numbers are introduced by Clifford in the mid-nineteenth century and they are  systematically applied to  kinematics by Study (1903) and Kotelnikov (1895). Any point  on  the dual unit sphere (DUS) corresponds to a straight line in  QUOTE  (real three space), and vice versa. By this way, there is a one to one correspondence between the dual curves on DUS and the one...

Author(s):   Ilhan Karakiliç and AyÅŸin Erkan Gürsoy        

Implementation of selected geobarriers for the landscape planning purposes in Slezska Ostrava (Czech Republic)

October 2011

  This article deals with the analysis of engineering-geological zones, flood lands and radon hazard. The main reason of the study is the insufficient use of engineering-geological data for land planning and designing activities of competent authorities. The applied method makes use of the possibilities of geographical information systems, terrain research, documentation and study of archives. The research is...

Author(s):   Marian MARSCHALKO, Işık YILMAZ, Lucie FOJTOVÁ, KarelKUBEÄŒKA, Martin BEDNÁRIK, Barbara STALMACHOVÁ, JaroslavZÁVADA and Orlando ARENCIBIA        

A real-time object tracking by using fuzzy controller for vision-based mobile robot

October 2011

  In this study, a real-time object tracking application based on robot vision is presented. The developed robot has features that enable it to be utilized also in expedition, security, object-based indoor navigation and observational activities. Enabling the autonomous motion of this vision-based mobile robot, by just using robot vision methods and fuzzy logic control was the aim of the study. A vision-based...

Author(s):   Mustafa Serter Uzer and Nihat Yilmaz        

Effect of plant density on yield and yield components of corn hybrids (Zea mays)

October 2011

  In order to study the effect of plant density on yield and yield components of grain corn hybrids, a field experiment was conducted in 2007-2008 in Firouz-Abad of Iran. The experiment was conducted in split plot base on randomized completely block design with three replications. Main plots were four levels of corn cultivars: Hybrid of late maturing 704 (V1), hybrid of mid maturing 604 (V2), hybrid of early...

Author(s):   Mohsen. Moussavi NiK, Mahdi. Babaeian, Abolfazl. Tavassoli and Ahmad. Asgharzade          

Numerical investigation of laminar and turbulent mixed convection in a shallow water-filled enclosure by various turbulence methods

October 2011

  In this study, we first modeled laminar mixed convection inside rectangular enclosure with moving wall and ‘aspect ratio’ = 10 and then the results were compared with other investigators. After showing verity of results, we continued our investigation with turbulent flow using standard , RNG  and RSM models for Richardson numbers 0.1 to 10 and Ra = 6 × 109. The results showed...

Author(s):   Mohammad Reza Safaei, Hamid Reza Goshayeshi, Behzad Saeedi Razaviand Marjan Goodarzi        

Water sports athletes and nutritional supplements: A study of use and perceptions

October 2011

  The current study was designed to examine the nutritional supplement prevalence of elite water sports athletes who compete in national and international levels in European countries and to determine the type of supplement use and the relationship between specific performance-related reasons for supplement use. Two hundred water sports athletes (mean age=24.7±4.32 years) volunteered to participate in...

Author(s):   Efsun KARABUDAK and Åžahika ERCÜMEN        

Social emotional optimization algorithm with group decision

October 2011

  Social emotional optimization algorithm (SEOA) is a new swarm intelligent technique by simulating human social behaviors. In SEOA, each individual represents a virtual person and pursues high society status by selecting the behaviors according to the corresponding emotional index in each iteration. Therefore, how to simulate the personal decision mechanism plays an important role for the algorithm...

Author(s):   Zhihua Cui,  Xingjuan Cai  and Zhongzhi Shi        

A performance measurement system under activity based costing for advanced manufacturing systems by an integrated fuzzy AHP-fuzzy TOPSIS approach

October 2011

  Nowadays, most of manufacturing firms try to reduce manufacturing response time, improve quality and decrease the costs by investing on advance manufacturing systems (AMSs) as the critical and vital strategic tools. Although the investment and successful implementation of AMSs has many potential advantages and benefits for manufacturing firms, a performance measurement system of manufacturing firms is a very...

Author(s):   A. Mohammadzadeh, A. Rezazadeh, S. Nazari-Shirkouhi, M. Ghadamyari and M. R. Dalvand        

The morphometrical response of the combined nandrolone and testosterone usage to the femur

October 2011

  The aim of this study is to determine the effects of the combined testosterone and nandrolone usages, which are frequently use in athletetics was tested on the femur bone of rabbits. Sixty day old twenty-four New Zealand White rabbits were used. Male and female rabbits were divided into two groups as control group (no application) testosterone (10 mg/kg, IM, one day in a week during 12 weeks) + 10 mg/kg...

Author(s):   Lok Sefa, Tasgin Erdal and Yalcin Hakan        

Development of the 3-phase 4-wire voltage sag generator

October 2011

This paper presents development of 3-phase 4-wire voltage sag generator. Voltage sag generator is based on 3-phase 4-wire inverter in order to handle the neutral current caused by the unbalance and non-linear load. The controller used for this voltage sag generator is a low-cost dsPIC microcontroller. The 3 kVA voltage sag generator has been implemented. The paper also describes software to simulate and create...

Author(s):   K. Oranpiroj, S. Premrudeepreechacharn, W. Muangjai and C. V. Nayar        

Investigating the effect of iron and zinc enriched vermicompost on growth and nutritional status of peach trees

October 2011

  Micronutrients deficiency especially iron and zinc in orchard trees is a common problem of calcareous soils. Application of mineral sources of these elements has no performance in alkaline soils. Because of high cost, consumption of synthetic chelats is limited in the country. To determine the effect of compost and iron and zinc enriched vermicomposts on iron and zinc nutritional status of peach tress, an...

Author(s):   Kazem Hashemimajd and Shahzad Jamaati-e-Somarin        

Screening of genomic DNA and analysis of heavy metals to identify mutations in the genes of Ciona intestinalis (Linnaeus, 1767) collected from the Mediterranean Sea - Alexandria, Egypt

October 2011

  Ascidians are particularly vulnerable to hazardous accumulation of heavy metals in the marine ecosystem. Specimen of Ciona intestinalis were collected from three localities of the Mediterranean Sea of Alexandria in July 2009. Animals were dissected and frozen at -20°C. RAPD–PCR analysis showed natural differences or polymorphism among individuals of Ciona intestinalis, so...

Author(s):   G. A. Saad, S. S. Hamed, Kh. H. Radwan and E. H. Radwan        

An economic distant fetal electrocardiogram monitoring system

October 2011

  Fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) signal contains potentially precise information that could assist clinicians in making more appropriate and timely decisions during pregnancy period and labour. Fetal condition may change abruptly during the pregnancy period. Therefore, continuous FECG monitoring will ease the fetal well-being. This paper describes an implementation of an economical real time distant...

Author(s):   Reaz M. B. I., Amin M. S., Husain H. and Hashim F. H.        

Effect of tetrandrine on the expression of leptin (LP) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in corneal neovascularization of rats

October 2011

  To investigate the effect of tetrandrine (Tet) on the expression of leptin (LP) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in corneal neovascularization (CNV). CNV model was made by alkaline burning. The expressions of LP and VEGF in CNV before and after using Tet were detected slit lamp biomicroscopy, photography and immunohistochemical staining. Immunohistochemistry showed LP was observed in the...

Author(s):   Guang-li Sun, Gang Su, Ming-chang Zhang, Qing-hu Zeng and Qian-qian Shi        

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