Natural & Applied Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Natural & Applied Sciences

Caspase activation by methanol extract of Gloriosa superba on rat liver cells

Methanol extract of Gloriosa superba in this research was adopted due to the presence of photochemicals present in the plant. This photochemicals are known to act as antioxidants and anti tumor agent but it is not yet known if the activity of the plant is through the mitochondria mediated pathway, caspase activation and induction of apoptosis where up regulation is necessary 

Maternal vitamin A supplementation delays time to first episode of parasitaemia and reduces malaria parasite densities among infants in rural communities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

The study was a randomized mother –infant dyad placebo controlled field trial that evaluated the effect of maternal vitamin A supplementation on time to first episode of parasitaemia and on malaria parasite densities among infants in three rural communities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. One hundred and fifty-two (152) pregnant women with pregnancies that had mature to at least six (6) months were equally randomized into supplemented and placebo groups. Ten thousand international unit (10,0...

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF FLOURS FROM THREE VARIETIES OF SWEET POTATO (Ipomoeas batatas) ROOTS

ABSTRACTThis study was undertaken to assess the functional properties of flours from three varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoeas batatas). The varieties used in this study include orange flesh sweet potato – ‘Umuspo – 3 (Mother’s Delight)’, cream flesh sweet potato – ‘Ex-igbarium’ and red skin-white flesh sweet potato varieties. The functional properties analysed include Swelling power, Water absorption capacity, Oil absorption capacity, Bulk density and least gelation capacity....

Effect of Oral Intake of African Locust Bean on Fasting Blood Sugar and Lipid Profile of Albino Rats

Background: African locust bean is a condiment believed to be for the people of low class. Itshealth importance has not been fully known especially to the so-called high class.Aim: This study is aimed at investigating the effect of African locust bean on fasting blood sugar andlipid profile of albino rats.Methods: African locust bean (ALB) was purchased from a local market at Orita-Challenge area ofIbadan, Nigeria. They were sun dried and milled into powder using an electronic blender. Thepow...

USE OF OPEN SOURCE APPLICATIONS IN HIGHER LEARNING BY PROSPECTIVE COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHERS IN ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY, BAUCHI

Abstract This study investigated the use of open source application in higher learning by prospective computer teachers. Colleges and universities are increasingly aware of the necessity to use technology to meet both the business and academic mission of the institution. Often, open source software (OSS) and Free Source Software (FSS) are seen as viable options for meeting these challenges. Many Institutions are recognizing the importance of the interplay or overlap between FSS a...

Toxicological Effect of Monosodium Glutamate in Seasoning on Human Health

The use of seasonings to enhance the flavor of food has been on the increase in recent time. Different types of seasonings are produced daily. Theconstituent of these flavor-enhancers is unknown to ignorant consumers. They only want to eat food with good taste without consideration of theeffect of these additives on their health. These seasonings contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) which really spiced the food. This review focuses onthe toxicological effect of monosodium glutamate in seasoning...

Quality Assessment of Sachet and Bottled Water in Ogbomoso Metropolis, Nigeria

Background: Access to potable water has become a difficult task in many countries of the worldincluding Nigeria. In Nigeria, the government is trying her best to make water supply available tothe masses but till now this vision has never been accomplished. If those living in urban areascould not have access to portable water supply by the government, what is the fate of the peopleliving in rural areas? This has led to increased usage of sachet and bottled water as portabledrinking water.Aim: ...

Human Resources Management - An Online recruitement System

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1       Background of the ResearchThe task of managing applicants’ records and processing is quite an arduous one, because of the high data turnover, strenuous processing operations and requirements for speed and accuracy in matching a potential applicant to the right job. The increasing complexity and highly dynamic nature of applicants’ records management processes has made it necessary to embrace the use of Computer and Infor...

The design and implementation of student information system

                                    CHAPTER ONE1.0       INTRODUCTION  In this project, the student is facilitated by the offline system for registering students and changing password, add/drop subjects, viewing exam results, registering courses of studies, and to see rules and regulations.

Adsorption efficiency of coconut husk for removal of Rhodamine-B dye from aqueous solution

ABSTRACTThe efficiency of acid modified locust bean pod (ALBP) as low cost adsorbent to remove Rhodamine-B (Rh-B) dye from aqueous solution was studied. The morphology, functional groups and elemental analysis of the adsorbent were investigated by SEM, FTIR, pH (pzc), and Boehm titration analyticaltechniques. Operational parameters such as contact time, initial dye concentration and solution temperature were investigated. The amount of Rh-B dye adsorbed was found to increase as these opera...

A GEOELECTRIC SURVEY OF UNDERGROUNDWATER AT AL-QALAM UNIVERSITY KATSINA CLINIC USING VERTICAL ELECTRICAL SOUNDING

ABSTRACTElectrical resistivity method employing vertical electrical sounding was carried out in September, 2018 with aim to investigate favorable area for good groundwater potential. Four points were selected around the University clinic and female hostel for vertical electrical sounding (VES) using schlumberger configuration. Maximum current electrode separation of 160m to 200m was used. The investigation was carried out using Terrameter Allied Ohmega. The survey was able to investigate grou...


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