latest research topics for biochemistry students

We have seen lots of biochemistry research projects and dissertations uploaded on our academic research database in the past couple of years. If you are looking specifically for suitable and new research topics for Biochemistry degree or masters projects and dissertations this compilation should be of some help.

Aphrodisiac Potential of Calotropis procera (Rooster Tree) Stem Aqueous Extract on Some Reproductive Markers in Male Albino Rats

The trade in traditional aphrodisiacs on the street of Nigeria is at all-time high. Several types are on display or advertised by vendors. One of such is Calotropis procera. The aphrodisiac potential of Calotropis procera aqueous stem extract was investigated on some reproductive markers in matured sexually active male albino rats. Read/Download


Effect Of Chronic Exposure To Petroleum Hydrocarbon Pollution On Some Biochemical Parameters Of Individuals Native To Ebocha, Niger Delta

The impact of pollution due to gas flaring on individuals native to Ebocha in Niger Delta Area was investigated. One hundred and five apparently healthy individuals between 21-70years who consented for the study were screened, seventy five individuals from Ebocha and thirty from Nsukka-a control location with no history of petroleum hydrocarbon pollution. Read/Download


In Vitro Antioxidant Activities Of Dichloromethane Extracts Of Strychnos Henningsii G. And Ficus Sycomorus L.

Most of biochemical reactions in the body generates Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), which are involved in the pathogenesis of oxidative stress-related disorders like diabetes, nephrotoxicity, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, inflammation and neurological disorders when they attack biochemical molecules like proteins, lipids and nucleic acid.  Read/Download


Prevalence Of Hypoglycemia In Newborn At Kenyatta National Hospital And The Response To Glucose Supplementation In Low Birth Weight

Hypoglycaemia in neonates is defined as blood glucose concentration below 1.1mmol/l for term neonates. A common abnormality in neonates, it is associated, with neurological damage and death when it occurs in the first few days of life.  Read/Download


In Vivo Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic And Antipyretic Effects Of Dichloromethane Stem Bark Extract Of Acacia Mellifera In Mice And Rat Models

Inflammation is a reaction to irritants that causes an injury to the body. Pain is a physical discomfort caused by injury or illness while pyrexia is an increase in body temperature above the normal range (36.5°C–37.5°C). Commonly used conventional drugs against inflammation, pain and pyrexia are effective but due to long term use, these drugs tend to be costly and are associated with adverse side effects. Read/Download


In Vivo Hypoglycemic Activity And Safety Of Selected Medicinal Plants Used In The Management Of Diabetes Mellitus In Elgeiyo-Marakwet County, Kenya

Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders sharing a common underlying feature of hyperglycemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Read/Download


Comparative And Functional Analysis Of Tsetse Fly Aquaporins

Tsetse flies (Glossina sp) are the vector of African trypanosomes, the causative agents of sleeping sickness in man and Nagana in cattle. The insect is strictly hematophagous, taking in significantly high quantities of water during bloodmeals that present a considerable osmotic challenge. Read/Download


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Antiplasmodial Activities And In Vivo Safety Of Extracts And Compounds Of Seven Indigenous Kenyan Medicinal Plants Used Traditionally To Treat Malaria

Among human parasitic diseases, malaria is the most important and it has global incidence of 300 to 500 million cases per year with about 1.5 million deaths among African children. Recently the disease has been subjected to massive control efforts with varying degrees of success. Read/Download 


Comparison Of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests At Health Facilities And Community Level In Siaya County Kenya

Malaria remains a major public health problem affecting an estimated 40% of the world’s population and resulting in more than 650,000 deaths worldwide every year. The emergence and rapid spread of parasite resistance to affordable, easy to use and widely available anti-malarial drugs such as chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) has prompted many countries in endemic areas to switch to the more effective artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). Read/Download


Evaluation Of Passive Immunity To Schistosomiasis In Mice Transfused With Hyper-Immune Baboon Serum

Schistosomiasis is a tropical disease caused by worms in the genus Schistosoma. It remains one of the most prevalent parasitic infections and has significant economic and public health consequences. Read/Download


Bioprospecting For Hypoglycemic Activities And Safety Of Selected Traditionally Used Plants In The Management Of Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar levels that result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both. The disorder completely throws the metabolism of dietary carbohydrates, lipids and proteins into disarray. Read/Download


Analgesic, Antipyretic And Anti-Inflammatory Potential Of Dichloromethanolic Root Extract Of Clutia Abyssinica Jaub And Spach In Rats And Mice Models

Various diseases and injuries are always presented with pain, fever and inflammation. These are considered as symptoms associated with various pathological processes in an animal body. Drugs that are used to alleviate pain, fever and inflammation such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs exhibit adverse effects for example cardiac abnormalities, peptic ulcers, liver toxicity and kidney failure. Read/Download


Evaluation Of In Vivo Toxicity Of Dichloromethane: Methanolic Leaf Extracts Of Prosopis Juliflora In Rat Models

Prosopis juliflora (Mathenge) is an exotic, evergreen leguminous plant found in the dry Coastal, Rift Valley and Northern parts of Kenya. It is tolerant to extreme environmental conditions, declared a deleterious weed in Kenya and is among top 100 most invasive species worldwide. Read/Download


Identification and Characterization of Variant Surface Glycoprotein (VSG) Genes with diagnostic potential for Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) is present in 36 sub-Saharan African countries. The disease is easier to treat in early stage than late stage when treatment with melarsoprol is responsible for significant fatality. Read/Download


Anti-Obesity, Cognitive Enhancing, Neurobehavioral, Antioxidant Effects And Phytochemical Profile Of Dichloromethane Leaf Extract Of Gnidia Glauca (Fresen)

Obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by increased adipose tissue mass due to positive energy balance. The epidemic of obesity is currently on the rise probably due to increasingly sedentary lifestyles combined with easy availability of palatable, high-fat foods. It presents modifiable risk factor for cognitive impairements, anxiety and motor deficits. Read/Download


In Vitro Antioxidant Effects Of Dichloromethane –Methanol Leaf Blend Extracts Of Clutia Abyssinica And Maytenus Obscura

Oxidative stress is a state of imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. It is the main cause of several disease conditions such as diabetes, different types of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, inflammation and aging. Read/Download


Production Of Hybrid Rice Using Environment Sensitive Genic Male Sterile (Egms) And Basmati Rice Lines

Rice is the third major food crop in Kenya and, its production is estimated at 129,000 tons which is below the annual national demand of 548,000 tons. Kenya rice yields per hectare are very low compared to major producers like China. Basmati (B) varieties, B370 and B217, are preferred by most rice consumers and are cultivated as a cash crop by 98.8% of Mwea rice farmers. Read/Download


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