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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Studies on the Etiology of a Leaf Spot Disease of Rough Lemon (Citrus jambhiri - B. Jamir; H. Jhambhiri)

Studies were carried out on a striking leaf spotting observed on the leaves of rough lemon (Citrus jambhiri) plant at the permanent site of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Disease survey revealed that the disease was prevalent withi…

  JE Amadi

 Vol.6  No.1 - 2008
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In Vitro Study of Release of Metronidazole Tablets Prepared from Okra Gum, Gelatin Gum and their Admixture

The aim of this study is to evaluate the ability of okra gum to release it\'s medicament in bioadhesive polymer-based drug delivery system. Bioadhesive studies using the tensiometer were done to evaluate its bioadhesivenes. Conventiona…

  MA Momoh, MU Akikwu, JI Ogbona, UE Nwachi

 Vol.6  No.1 - 2008
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Parasites and their Freshwater Fish Host

This study reviews the effects of parasites of fresh water fish hosts. Like other living organisms, fish harbour parasites either external or internal which cause a host of pathological debilities in them. The parasites live in close o…

  FO Iyaji, JE Eyo

 Vol.6  No.1 - 2008
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Comparison of Serum Concentrations of Total Cholesterol and Total Lipid in Different Groups of Female Tuberculosis Patients

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most dangerous tropical diseases that complicates HIV infection in Nigeria to date. Over two million Nigerians are known to be infected with TB and many more are at risk of the infection. Serum concentra…

  AC Nwaka, PN Uzoegwu

 Vol.6  No.1 - 2008
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Studies on the Nutritional and Phytochemical Properties of Persea americana Seed

The phytochemical, nutrient, antinutrient and mineral element composition of seed extract of Persea americana were investigated. Phytochemical analyses of the seed extract revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavonoi…

  LA Nwaogu, CS Alisi, OA Ojiako

 Vol.6  No.1 - 2008
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Silver Uptake and Reuse of Biomass by Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Chlorella emersonii

Studies were carried out on the recovery of bound silver and reuse of Chlorella emersonii and Saccharomyces cerevisiae biomass for further silver uptake after they were placed in contact with 20mg/l silver for 30 minutes to allow for m…

  ME Eja, GE Arikpo, SE Etim, KH Enyi-Idoh

 Vol.6  No.1 - 2008
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