Maggot debridement therapy and innovation from myiasis - A review

Maggot debridement therapy is the introduction of live and disinfected fly larvae in a wound in order to aid cleaning and healing. This technique was discovered as a beneficial effect of colonization of human tissue by fly larvae (myi…

  Nnachi Ijem Anya, Okeanya Benjamin Chinonso and Ezinwa Hope Chinwe

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Metal Analysis and Fuel Potentials of Irvingia gabonensis Seed

Irvingia gabonensis seeds yield a large amount of oil which can be evaluated for its fuel potential. In this study, Irvingia gabonensis seeds were analysed for their chemical composition. The analysis was carried out on the seeds using…

  Ugwu Kenechukwu Emmanuel and Ezema Chidimma Grace

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Moringa oleifera seed extract-mediated flocculation as an efficient method for harvesting Chlorella lewinii biomass

The aim of this research was to investigate the potentials of harvesting Chlorella lewinii through flocculation by Moringa oleifera seed extract. Water, ethanol, and sodium chloride solution were used to extract flocculating agents fro…

  Ikele Chioma Faith and Ogbonna Christiana Nwakego

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Oral drug delivery: Gastrointestinal tract adaptations, barriers and strategies for delivery enhancement - a review

The mouth is a vital route of drug administration with over 84 % of all medicines reportedly administered through it. The gastrointestinal system is equally imbued with a lot of adaptive features that make the oral route even more cond…

  Omeh Romanus Chijioke, Ugwueze Mercy Ebere, Offiah Raymond Ogbonna, Mbah Chukwuemeka Christian, Momoh Audu Mumuni, Onyishi Ikechukwu Virgilus, Onunkwo Godswill Chukwuemeka,Onyechi Jacob Okechukwu

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Nutritional qualities of Kapok (Ceiba pentandra L. Gaertn.) in response to fertilizer management

Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn, is a leafy vegetable that is under-utilized due to lack of information about the nutritional potential and agronomic practices. Minerals, vitamins, and protein content of succulent leaves of C. pentandra pl…

  Kolawole Olajide, Kayode Paul Baiyeri and Uchenna Mabel Ndubuaku

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Identification and characterization of bacteria isolated from patients with cancer at Enugu State Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu, Nigeria

Cancer affects millions of people worldwide and contributes to the highest percentage of global deaths compared to other ailments. Most cancer sites are vulnerable to infection by a vast number of opportunistic pathogens. Data from sev…

  Okeke Onyekachi Philomena, Dibua Maria-Esther Uju, Ocholi Ephraim Aguda, Nwoko Victor, Mba Ifeanyi Elibe, Ukomadu Joseph Chukwukelu

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Comparative effects of Telfairia occidentalis Hook. F. leaf extract and Ranferon-12® as dietary supplements on partially starved male Sprague-Dawley rats

This work examined the supplemental effects of Telfairia occidentalis Hook.F. leaf extract compared to a standard hematinic drug, Ranferon -12 ®, on the performance of thirty-six male Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were randomly assig…

  Nwaigwe Chukwuemeka Onyekachi, Nwaigwe Chioma Uchenna and Leo Shedua

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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The knowledge and use of insecticide treated nets (INTs) among rural dwellers in Ivo L.G.A, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Effective uses of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are considered key to the elimination of malaria among vulnerable populations. Several studies have revealed that the degree of awareness, ownership, and consistent use of ITNs by rural…

  Uhuo Emmanuel Nnaemeka, Godwin Kingsley Okechukwu, Alaebo Prince Okechukwu and Obike Chiemeziem Adanna

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Antioxidant and chelating effects of Citrus sinensis peel extract on wistar rats administered with lead and cadmium

Heavy metals possess toxic effects that leads to serious health and environmental problems, anthropogenic activities are chiefly responsible for metal exposure, and they manifest toxic effects on a biological cell. The peels of Citrus …

  Ekhator Osazuwa Clinton, Osarumwense Efosa Prosper, Akowe Avedorya Blessing, Egbe Uchechukwu Jessica, Aghedo Notoriuwa Oscar, Omozuwa Oshiovue Precious, and Ekhator Chiamaka Merit

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Exploring the vulnerability of a commonly exploited fish stock, Galeoides decadactylus in the artisanal mixed capture fisheries of Sierra Leone

Galeoides decadactylus is a commonly exploited fish stock in Sierra Leone, and the study of its vulnerability to capture in the artisanal mixed fisheries of Sierra Leone has not gained the needed attention of researchers, for which the…

  Konoyima Komba Jossie and Showers Percival Arthur Timothy

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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