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Evaluating Toxicity and Pharmacognostic Standards for Laxative Properties of Nigerian Cassia sieberiana and Senna obtusifolia Roots

Objectives: Research on the sourcing of laxative crude drugs among species of Nigerian Cassia/Senna has continued. Pharmacognostic and toxicity studies have been carried out on the roots of Cassia sieberiana and Senna obtusifolia, identified as mild laxatives, in order to form part of their monographs. Study Design: This is an experimental laboratory report on toxicological…
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January 4, 2021 0

Study on Newborn Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism in India– Is Overdue

Neonatal screening is an important public health prevention service, and is the world’s standard care procedure. Despite having been developed in many countries for more than 50 years, India has yet to launch any publicly funded programme. The aim of neonatal screening is to decrease newborn morbidity and mortality. In contrast to the cost associated…
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Single Step Aqueous Two-Phase System (ATPS), for Purification of Glucose Oxidase (GOx)

Glucose oxidase is an intracellular and extracellular enzyme of the genus Aspergillus and Penicillium, developed on an industrial scale. The purpose of this research was to study the isolation of Aspergillus niger glucose oxidase (GOx) in an aqueous two-phase system consisting of PEG 7500 (150 g l-1), potassium phosphate (175 g l-1, K2HPO4 +KH2PO4) and…
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Statistical Optimization of Cellulase Production from Bacillus sp. JS14 by Solid Substrate Fermentation (SSF)

The purpose of this work was to isolate the potent strains of bacteria for the development of the enzyme cellulase. The enzymes hydrolyze glucose from cellulose, which can be used to produce ethanol, organic acids and other chemicals. A total of 30 bacterial isolates showed positive results for the development of cellulase, but isolate JS…
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Advanced Study on the Biological Pigments in Plants Physiology

Plant physiology has become a daunting obstacle. The mysteries remain, despite the best efforts, most of the processes found can not be played in vitro, and it can not be assumed to date that information about the complex biochemical processes of the plant is properly understood. The need to produce food is an emergency in…
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Association of Bacteria with Superficial Fungal Infections

Superficial fungal infections involving human hair, nails, epidermis, and mucosa are known as benign infections caused by pathogenic fungi. Because of their ability to cling and expand over and within the intact skin surface, fungal infections acquired this reputation, extracting nutrients from the skin as they are unable to produce their own food. Bacteria associated…
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Cone-Like Functional Properties of cGMP-Gated Channels in Rod-Like Retinal Photoreceptors of Nocturnal Geckoes

Nocturnal geckoes’ retinas contain only scotopic photoreceptors with rod-shaped outer segments and light sensitivity close to that of retinal rods of other lower vertebrate organisms. These cells, however, are not rods, but are originally derived from cones of ancestral diurnal geckoes in cone-only retinas as a result of evolutionary pressure that forced adaptation to nocturnal…
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The effect of Calcium and Potassium on Physiological and Biochemical Aspects on Salt Stressed Almond Rootstock

In this study, changes in plant growth, photosynthetic pigments, nutritional activity, polyamine content and certain metabolic parameters (soluble sugars, proline, polyphenols) were investigated for interspecific hybrid almond rootstock GF677 exposure to various external K+, Ca2+ and Na+. Plants were either grown with a full nutrient solution containing, without or with 75 mM NaCl and 75…
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Monitoring Changes in the Colour, Strength and Chemical Properties of Oil Heat Treated 18-Years Old Cultivated Acacia mangium

Acacia mangium is an important species of fast-grown timber for large-scale forest plantations in Malaysia. A research was conducted to examine changes in colour, strength and chemical properties of the 18-year-old cultivated Acacia mangium treated with oil heat. Oil heat treated in stainless tanks with palm crude oil as heating medium at temperatures of 180…
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January 4, 2021 0

Photo Degradation of Ketoprofen Using Titanium Dioxide as Catalyst

Research has been conducted on the degradation of pure ketoprofen and tablets using ultraviolet light and titanium dioxide catalysts by photolysis. Ultraviolet spectrophotometers at 260 nm and high-performance liquid chromatography were used to analyse ketoprofen and its degradation effects. Using ultraviolet A (366 nm) and ultraviolet C (254 nm) lamps using titanium dioxide (TiO2) as…
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