Production of bio-electricity through bacterial catalysis in microbial fuel cell running on garri-processing wastewater

Two H-type dual-chambered glucose-fed MFC reactors, each with a working volume of 250 ml designated as GPWW (enriched from garri wastewater) and the other as DWW (enriched from domestic wastewater) were constructed under same condition…

  G.E. Oyiwona, J Ogbonna, C.U. Anyanwu

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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Fabrication and design of dendrimers for cancer chemotherapy

Since the discovery of dendrimers in 1978, it has received serious attention as a drug carrier polymer most especially in cancer chemotherapeutics where precision and targeted delivery of drug to tumor cells is most desirable. Dendrime…

  Y.J. Oyeniyi, A Abdurahma

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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Effects of crude oil on biomass and protein production by aquatic bacteria

Some effects of Bonny light crude oil on the biomass and protein production by three aquatic bacteria namely, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Aeromonas hydrophyla and Vibrio fisheri were investigated. The species showed different responses to …

  O Nwokoro, M Onyebueke

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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Nanobiotechnology: a solution to food insecurity, safety and sustainability

The problems of food insecurity, safety and sustainability occur mostly through the activities of pest and pathogens. The resistance of the causative agents on agricultural production coupled with potential health hazards posed on the …

  S.C. Eze, C.F. Amuji, B.C. Aruah

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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Sub-acute Effect of Glyphosate on Antioxidant Status and Lipids of Rat Brain

Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide is one of the most commonly used herbicides. Indiscriminate use of this herbicide might have impact on non-target species including humans. The objective of this study was to determine the sub-acut…

  M. A. Adaikpoh, V. E. Shanomi

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Effects of Crude Oil on Biomass and Protein Production by Aquatic Yeasts

Toxic effects of Bonny light crude oil on the growth of three aquatic yeasts namely Yarrowia lipolytica, Candida tropicalis and Debryomyces hansenii were studied based on their biomass and protein production. The species showed differe…

  O. Nwokoro, B. C. Chukwu

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Bio-Research Published December 2015 ISSN 1596-7409 Haematopoietic Effects of Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam. Leaf Extract on Male Wistar Rats

There are claims by traditional medicine practitioners that the leaves of Ipomoea batatas have haematinic effects and other folkloric usages in the treatment of ailments. Therefore the ethanol extract of the leaves of this plant was in…

  K. E. Imafidon, J. Ehibor, A. S. Idowu

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Production of Xylanase from Aspergillus sydowii Isolated from Irvingia gabonensis (African Mango) Fruit

This work reports xylanase production from Aspergillus sydowii isolated from spoiled Irvingia gabonensis fruit. Selection of the fungus was based on the production of maximum zone of clearing on agar containing 5% beech wood xylan. The…

  O. Nwokoro, S. G. Uwa

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Prevention of Carbon Tetrachloride-induced Hepatic Steatosis and Cellular Damage by Aqueous Extract of Dacryodes edulis Seeds in Wistar Rats

The protective effect of the aqueous extract of Dacryodes edulis seeds on the liver of rats exposed to carbon tetrachloride was investigated. Thirty female albino rats of Wistar strain were randomly allocated to six groups consisting o…

  N. E. J. Orhue, M. A. Adaikpoh, O. Odude, S. O. Iseghohi

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Toxicological Effects of Cigarette Smoke on Some Biochemical Parameters of Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats

It is believed that while normal people may suffer complications of active and passive cigarette smoking, diabetes patients may suffer more. This study therefore aimed at investigating the toxicological effects of cigarette smoke on so…

  V.N. Ogugua, E.G. Anaduaka, N.T. Emmanuel, D.E. Afamefuna

 Vol.12  No.1 - 2014
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