Vol.7  No.1 - 2009
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Stability of Serum/Plasma Glucose for the Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus

Due to inconsistent power supply in the developing countries, particularly in the rural areas, immediate sample separation and analysis may not be practicable. This study investigated the time-related changes in glucose concentration o…

  OK Nwosu, CD Nwani

 Vol.6  No.2 - 2008
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Bacterial Utilization of Petroleum in Liquid and Simulated Soil Environments

Ten bacterial isolates designated S1 to S10 were obtained from hydrocarbon. Polluted soils in Nsukka and studied for their hydrocarbonoclastic potentials. After screening for hydrocarbon utilizing capability, isolates S2 and S8, identi…

  CN Eze, LI Ezeog

 Vol.6  No.2 - 2008
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Variations in the Physico-Chemical Parameters of a Natural, Tropical, Rainforest Lake

A study of the physico-chemical parameters of Agulu Lake was made from January to December 2003. Except for surface temperature, the other parameters were markedly season-dependent. Conductivity, total residue, DO, alkalinity, turbidit…

  JE Eyo, GE Odoh, A Achife

 Vol.6  No.2 - 2008
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Evaluation of the Effects of Okigwe Cattle Market Wastes on the Surrounding Agricultural Soil Parameters

Soil enzyme activities and bioloads of various organisms as influenced by Cattle Market activities were evaluated in Okigwe, Imo State. All the bacterial groups estimated have their highest values in the soil in which the slaughter hou…

  VO Nwaugo, CA Etok, SO Obiekezie, GC Chinyere

 Vol.6  No.2 - 2008
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Effects of Cataranthus roseus on Electrolyte Derangement Induced by Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)R on Normoglycemic Albino Wistar Rat

This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy (or otherwise) of Cataranthus roseus extract in ameliorating electrolyte imbalance following treatment with anti-diabetic drug chlorpropamide (Diabinese)R. A total of 32 rats of mixed se…

  MU Eteng, HA Ibekwe, AD Essien, HP Onyeama

 Vol.6  No.2 - 2008
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Arthropod-Associated Skin Diseases among Occupants of Five Designated Junior Staffs\' Quarters in Owerri and Enugu, Nigeria

A total of 650 residents from 5 designated junior staffs' quarters in Owerri and Enugu, south-eastern Nigeria were visually examined for arthropod-associated skin diseases between May 2005 and June 2006. Overall, 428 (65.8%) were affec…

  OO Ikpeze, C Iwueke, AE Onyido, CO Okwuosa

 Vol.6  No.2 - 2008
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Studies on the Effects of Media on Growth and Nutritional Composition of Pleurotus Tuber-regium (Fries) Singer Mushroom

The effects of different solutions and media on growth and nutrient composition of Pleurotus tuber-regium were investigated. The different solutions used are glucose, fructose, sucrose and Knop\'s solutions. The media used are cassava …

  CC Onyeke, LE Onyishi, OS Okeke, EC Nwachukwu

 Vol.6  No.2 - 2008
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Antibiotics Administration and its Possible Liver Damage

The effect of antibiotics on two liver enzymes – serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) also known as glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) and serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) – was studied in a population of adults in Nsukka, Enugu stat…

  CEC Ejike, EO Alumanah, LUS Ezeanyika, AA Ngene, EO Ojefua

 Vol.6  No.2 - 2008
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Inhibition of Gastric Erosion Formations in Rats by Adenosine, 5 /-Adenosine Monophosphate and 5 /- Adenosine Diphosphate

Gastric erosions were induced in rats with indomethacin, 5-hydoxytryptamine (5-HT) or reserpine. Three adenine compounds adenosine, adenosine, 5 /-adenosine monophosphate (AMP) and 5 /- adenosine diphosphate (ADP) were found to protect…

  CA Anosike, CI Ezekwe, OFC Nwodo

 Vol.6  No.1 - 2008
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