Natural and Environmental Sciences Research Papers/Topics

Public Health Implications Of Water Quality Of The Kiri Reservoir, Adamawa State, Northeastern Nigeria

ABSTRACT Both water pollution and water scarcity are increasing global problems and particularly serious challenges for Africa. According to the World Health Organization, more people lack access to safe water in Africa than anywhere else in the world. To meet the growing demand for water worldwide, dams and irrigation systems are often built, particularly to provide water for agricultural needs. However, dams, especially large dams, may promote the spread of water-associated diseases. Compl...

An In Vitro Study Of The Antibacterial Properties Of Selected Plant Species Found In Adamawa State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The antibacterial activity of plant extracts compared to a known antibiotic (ampicillin) was evaluated against ten gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria which can infect humans. In addition, the efficacies of different extraction methods were studied. Soxhlet, cold aqueous, and hot aqueous extractions were used in this study. Moreover, extracts from the following plants were utilized: Zingiber officinale (ginger); and the leaves of Agave americana (agave), Musa acuminata (banana)...

Characterization Of Wild Yeast Strains From North Eastern Nigeria For Bioethanol Production

ABSTRACT This purpose of this experiment was to characterize wild strains of yeasts from different sources from north eastern Nigeria that have unique traits that will be applicable in the bioethanol production industry. The yeast characterization of these yeast strains were based on the yeast strain ability to grow at different temperature conditions, their ability to grow in various pH condition and their ability ferment different sugars. 10 yeast strains were tested. These yeast strains w...

Potential Health Implications Of Liquid Herbal Medicine In Jimeta-Yola Region, Northeastern Nigeria

ABSTRACT No studies have been conducted, to examine the negative impacts of liquid forms of local herbal medicine sold in Yola and Jimeta in Adamawa state, Nigeria. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the potential negative health impacts of these medicines, by conducting lab experiments to investigate the presence of pathogenic bacteria in purchased herbal medicine samples. 17 samples were purchased from Yola market and Jimeta. Standard laboratory experiments were conducted, using Lysogen...

Assesment Of Bacteria Found In The American University Of Nigeria (AUN) Facilities And Potential Health Impacts

ABSTRACT Globally, human health is under threat due to the presence of diseases caused by microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. Bacteria are found on almost all surfaces with which people come into contact and therefore pose a threat to human health. Antimicrobial resistance is a major health concern as these microorganisms can cause untreatable diseases. I tested the surfaces found in three buildings on the campus of the American University of Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa State, for the ...

Analysis Of The Knowledge And Perception Towards Down Syndrome In Adamawa State

ABSTRACT This study was undertaken in order to gain an insight on the knowledge and attitudes of the AUN community towards Down syndrome, further research was conducted with number [3] families in both Adamawa and Rivers States in order to assess how parents cope with the care of a child with Down syndrome. The research also tried to ascertain the knowledge of these parents about the disorder before and after the birth of their children. If they had more than one child with Down syndrome was...

Sustainability Analysis And Improvement Plan For The American University Of Nigeria Food Service.

ABSTRACT Analysis of data to determine how much knowledge the American University of Nigeria food service has on sustainability as well as creating an improvement plan has formed the crux of this research paper. The American University of Nigeria has been able to provide and implement sustainability plans however these plans do not include the food service. To help determine what level of improvement is required, interviews were done, periodic visits and observations were also done. It would...


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