Natural & Applied Sciences

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Statistical Study On Prices And Quantities Of Staple Foods In Imo State (2006-2012)

ABSTRACT Rising cost of foodstuffs affect the welfare of majority of Nigerians who live below the poverty line of one dollar per day. The study examined the relative changes in prices of staple foods in Imo State. The study collected secondary data from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on the yearly prices and quantities of staple foods in Imo State over a period of seven (7) years (2006-2012) .The Fisher’s Ideal Index was used to analyze the data. The study revealed that prices of stapl...

A Thesis On Chemical Composition, Functional Properties, Sensory Evaluation And Glycemic Index Of Biscuits Produced From Flour Blends Of Unripe Plantain, Soybeans And Carrot

INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus often simply referred to as diabetes, is a group of chronic metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced, this high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger) (Shoback et al., 2011).There are three main types of diabetes mellitus (DM...

Java Ring Technology

Abstract A Java Ring is a finger ring that contains a small microprocessor with built-in capabilities for the user, a sort of smart card that is wearable on a finger. Sun Microsystem´s Java Ring was introduced at their Java One Conference in 1998 and, instead of a gemstone, contained an inexpensive microprocessor in a stainless-steel iButton running a Java virtual machine and preloaded with applets (little application programs). The rings were built by Dallas Semiconductor. Workstations at t...

Impact Of Food Safety On Vended Food In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Street food vending has become an important public health issue and a great concern to everybody.  This is due to widespread of food borne diseases, due to the mushrooming of wayside food vendors who lack an adequate understanding of the basic food safety issues. Major source contributing to microbial contamination are the place of preparation, utensils for cooking and serving, raw materials, time and temperature abuse of cooked foods and the personal hygiene of vendors. Various stu...

Aspergillosis

SECTION 1 1.0       Introduction Aspergillus species are ubiquitous opportunistic moulds that cause both allergic and invasive syndromes. The genus comprises approximately 180 species, of which 33 have been associated with human disease. Most infections are caused by Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus terreus, and Aspergillus niger (Lee J.Y., et al. 2001). Less commonly, Aspergillus nidulans can be implicated as the causative pathogen, especially in the setti...

Production And Quality Evaluation Of Cookies From Cocoyam And Plantain

CHAPTER 1 1.0INTRODUCTION 1.1BACKGROUND OF STUDY Cookies are a form of confectionery products usually dried to a low moisture content (Okaka, 2009). Compared to biscuits, they tend to be larger with a softer chewer texture. They are consumed extensively all over the world as a snack food and on a large scale in developing countries where protein and caloric malnutrition are prevalent (Chinma and Gemah, 2007).With the increased advocacy on the consumption of functional foods by world nutriti...

Design and Implementation of an Online NYSC Orientation Camp-traveling Guide

ABSTRACT All of us travel at least once in our life and when we are at a new place one of the major issue we face is that being naive to that place we don't know the roads and routes. There are times when you want to be at a particular place in a new  city on time and you start your journey to reach that place on time, but as you are new and at the same time are not aware of the routes you get late. It is a good idea to have a map rather than getting confused about the roads in a new city. ...

Evaluation of the Immunomodulatory Effect of Oral Administration of Methanol Extract of Gongronema Latifolium (Utazi) In Wistar Albino Rats.

ABSTRACT CHAPTER ONE 1.0INTRODUCTION We are constantly being exposed to infectious agents and yet, in most cases, we are able to resist these infections. It is our immune system that enables us to resist infections.  The immune system can be defined as a network of lymphoid organs, tissues and cells and also the products of these cells. The main function of immune system is to protect the body against infectious microbes or foreign substances (Abbas and Lichtman, 2005). Each structure of the...

Effects Of Crude And Citrullus Lanatus Seed Oil On Some Heamatological Indices (Pcv, Wbc, Rbc And Platelets) Of Wistar Albino Rats

ABSTRACT This study investigated the possible effects of n- hexane extract of crude and degummed Citrullus lanatus seed oil on RBC, WBC, PCV, and Platelet level on wistar albino rats. The result, showed no significant increase in PCV, RBC, WBC and Platelet levels in rats fed with crude and degummed Citrullus lanatus seed oil as well as the control. The study showed that rats fed with the crude Citrullus lanatus seed oil had a non significant increase when compared with the degummed Citrullu...

Comparative Assessment Of Phytochemical Content And Antioxidant Potential Of Gongronema Latifolium (Utazi) And Ocimum Gratissimum (Scent Leaf) Leaves And Stem

ABSTRACT   Vegetables are the edible parts of plant that are consumed wholly or in parts, raw or cooked as part of main dish or salad. A vegetable includes leaves, stems, roots, flowers, seed, fruits, bulbs, tubers and fungi (Uzo, 1999). Vegetables are good sources of oil, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins depending on the vegetable consumed (Ihekoronye & Ngoddy, 2000). (Ononugbu, 2002) reported that vegetable fats and oil lower blood lipids thereby reducing the occurrence of disease ass...

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern Of Gram Negative Pathogenic Organisms Isolated From Waterside Abattoir Aba, Abia State

ABSTRACT The antibiotic susceptibility pattern of six Gram negative pathogenic bacteria; Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Shigella and Enterococcus was evaluated. The test organisms were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility test using the Kirby Bauer method. A multi-disc containing eight (8) antibiotics; Ceftrazidime (30ug), Cefuroxime (30ug), Gentamicin (10ug), Ceftriaxone (30ug), Ofloxacin (5ug), Ciprofloxacin (5ug), Augmentin (30ug), Nitrofurantoin (300ug), was used...

SURVEY OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER TECHNIQUES IN CHARGING MOBILE DEVICES

ABSTRACT Wireless power transmission is the transmission of electrical energy from one point to another without using any conductor or wire through vacuum or atmosphere. It is useful to transfer electrical energy to those places where it is hard to transmit energy using conventional wires. The advent of various wireless technologies have revolutionized the communication infrastructure and consequently changed the entire world into a global village. Use of wireless technology has also been mad...

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NETWORK SECURITY (A CASE STUDY OF UBA ENUGU)

ABSTRACT Network Security is essential to any organization. This has been previously done by manual method. But this project is aimed at computerized Network Security to make the work easier. This is possible because of the advance improvement in information technology as pertaining programming language; because this is achieved by the help of visual basic programming language and other programming language. For the first few decades of their existence, computer networks were primarily used b...

Antimicrobial resistance in salmonellosis

TABLE OF CONTENT PAGES INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………...... 1 1.1 SALMONELLOSIS…………………………………………………. 2 1.2.0 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION………………………………….. 3 1.2.1Typhoid fever………………………..…………………………….. 3 1.2.2 Paratyphoid fever………….……………………………………… 4 1.2.3 Human Gastroenteritis…………………...


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