Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Table of Content: 18 October, 2013; 8(39)

October 2013

Analytical hierarchy process model for severity of risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes

  Type 2 diabetes has been an increasing public health problem with an estimated forecast of 300 million around the world by the year 2025. It places a serious constraint on individual’s activities caused by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Although extensive epidemiological researches have shown an association between various risk factors and the...

Author(s): B. Y. Baha, G. M. Wajiga, N. V. Blamah and A. O. Adewumi

October 2013

Experimental evaluation of Echinops echinatus as an effective hepatoprotective

  Aerial parts of Echinops echinatus (Family: Asteraceae) were subjected to in vivo hepatoprotective study in order to validate its traditional use in hepatobiliary disorders, by native people of Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Hepatoprotective effects of pre-treatment with aerial parts (ethanolic extract) of E. echinatus (EE), (500 and 750 mg/kg/day, p.o., for 7 days) against CCl4 (0.75 ml/kg., s/c.) intoxicated...

Author(s): Sofia Eram, Mahmood Ahmad and Shafia Arshad

October 2013

A meridic diet for laboratory rearing of Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

  The red palm weevil (RPW)  Rhynchophorus ferruginous (Olivier) was fully developed and reared  on a meridic diet consisting of agar, distilled water, commercial yeast as well as laboratory produced amino and fatty acid rich brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), wheat meal, corn flour, benzoic acid, ascorbic acid, sorbic acid, vitamin mix and tetracycline hydrochloride. A group of weevils...

Author(s): H.A.F. El-Shafie, J.R. Faleiro, M.M. Abo-El-Saad and S.M. Aleid

October 2013

Elastic stability of functionally graded rectangular plates under mechanical and thermal loadings

  In this paper, the buckling of a functionally graded plate is studied. The material properties of the plate are assumed to be graded continuously in the direction of thickness. The variation of the material properties follows a simple power-law distribution in terms of the volume fractions of constituents. The plates are subjected to be under three types of mechanical loadings, namely; uniaxial compression...

Author(s): M. Bouazza, and E. A. Adda-Bedia

October 2013

Patterns of vegetation diversity of grasslands and pastures – Crvanj Mt. (Herzegovina, Western Balkan)

  This paper represents study results of patterns of structure and dynamics of grasslands and pastures communities on vertical profile of Crvanj Mt. in Herzegovina (W. Balkan. Investigated area is situated between co-ordinates N 43° and 43°30' and E 18° and 18°30'. From the orography point of view, the area is very heterogenous. It encompases numerous peaks, valleys, passages and diverse...

Author(s): Sulejman REDŽIĆ, Sabina TRAKIĆ and Senka BARUDANOVIĆ

October 2013

Voice onset/offset based local features (VOOLF) for Arabic Speaker recognition

Local features for any pattern recognition system are based on the information extracted locally. In this paper, a local feature extraction technique is developed, which captures the formant transition and voice onset/off set of a speaker. We named this technique as voice onset/offset local features (VOOLF). These features are extracted in the time spectrum domain by taking the moving average on the diagonal...

Author(s): Awais Mahmood and Mansour Alsulaiman