Antimalarial Activity of Extracts and Partially Purified Fractions of Alstonia boonei De Wild

Alstonia boonei De wild is famed for several bioactive properties; this study measures its in vivo antimalarial potentials as well as phytochemical, nutritional and antioxidant properties. Variants of its stem bark extract were screened for phytochemical, nutritional and antioxidant properties using established procedures.

Diet Composition and Dynamics in Fish Species of Ogun Coastal Water, Southwest, Nigeria

Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria

Antifungal Activity of Neem (Azadirachta indica) Leaf Extract against Pathogens Associated with Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Fruit Spoilage

The study was conducted to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf extract against fungal phytopathogens isolated from diseased tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) fruit. Diseased tomato fruits were obtained and to establish a mixed culture. Two distinctive fungi were identified on the mixed cultures and subculture into freshly prepared potato dextrose agar medium.

Normal Diet and Linoleic-Enriched Sunflower Oil Improved Sperm Variables but Not Reproductive Hormones in Male Wistar Rats

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Effect of Honey, Palm Oil and NPK Fertilizer on the Growth of Oyster Mushrooms Cultivated on Sawdust

The study was carried out to determine the effect of honey, palm oil and NPK fertilizer on the growth of Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quel. and Pleurotus ostreatus (Jack.) Kumm. on Celtis zenkeri Engl. sawdust.

Phycoremediation of Laundry Wastewater Using Chlorella vulgaris (Beijerinck)

Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Production of Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) From Rubber Seed (Hevea brasiliensis) Shells

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is a cellulose derivative utilized as a thickener in food processing, as well as in non-food items including paints and detergents. In this study, CMC was produced from cellulose which was obtained from rubber seed shells (RSS).  The CMC was produced from cellulose by mercerization with 30% sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution and etherified using monochloroacetic acid. Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopy was used to characterize the CMC produced therein. The amount of cellulose extracted from RSS was 55.15 %.

Vernonia amygdalina Extract Reverts Hematological and Biochemical Alterations in Rats Exposed to N-Nitroso-N-Ethyl Urea

Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

Comparative Profiling and Bioaccumulation of PAHs in Soil and Talinum triangulare Harvested from Charcoal Production Areas in Southern Nigeria

This study investigated the comparative profiling and bioaccumulation of PAHs in soil and Talinum triangulare harvested from charcoal production areas in Southern Nigeria. T. triangulare was cultivated in three sites (1, 2 and 3) in a charcoal production environment for seven weeks.

Effects of Senna alata Aqueous Extract on the Hematological and Biochemical Alterations in Rats Exposed to N-Nitroso-N-Ethyl Urea

Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Phytochemical and Proximate Evaluation of Fresh and Spoilt Fruits of Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Sold in Five Major Markets in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Tomatoes contribute to healthy, well-balanced diet. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, sugar and dietary fibres. It contains much vitamin B and C, iron and phosphorus. Tomato fruits are consumed fresh in salads or cooked in sauces, soup and meat or fish dishes. Phytochemical compounds are desirable compounds in our food because of their antioxidant properties. The study of phytochemical and proximate evaluation of fresh and spoilt tomatoes fruits obtained from five markets in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria was carried out.

Effect of Acute Administration of Ethanol Extract of Cannabis sativa Leaf on Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Male and Female Wistar Rats

Departmentof Human Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria.

Effect of Ethanolic Extract of Zingiber Officinale Rhizome on Blood Glucose Level in Glucose-induced Hyperglycaemic Wistar Rats

This study determined the effects of Zinger officinale Rhizome ethanolic extract on blood glucose levels in hyperglycemic Wistar rats. Twenty five adult male Wistar (150±8 g) with an average blood sugar level of 145 mg/dL were used for the study.

Chemical Composition and in vitro Antioxidant Properties of Hexane and Methanol Extract of Sesamum indicum Seeds Obtained from Kogi State, Nigeria

epartment of Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences , Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.

Evaluation of the Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and the Staining Property of Cnestis ferruginea Ethanoic Fruit Extract

 Plants contain variety of bioactive compounds known to have chemotherapeutic value some of these plants also have dyes. Against the background, this study is aimed at determining the nutritional composition, antimicrobial, antioxidant and staining properties of Cnestis ferrugenea fruit. Plant fruits were collected and processed using soxhlet extraction technique. Phytochemical analysis was determined using standard laboratory method.

Discovery of Eriodictyol as Putative Exportin-1 Inhibitor for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Assessment of Prolonged Administration of SynriamTM on Haematological Parameters and Lipid Profiles of Rats

A potential antimalarial prospect should have high efficacy with low toxicity. SynriamTM antimalarial drug has been proven to be safe and effective for the treatment of malaria in human with dearth information on rats. This study investigated its potential toxicity from prolonged administration on lipid profiles and haematological indices in rats.

Evaluation of the Liver Function and Haematological Parameters of Wistar Rats Fed with Casein Protein

Casein is the major protein found in bovine milk. Universally used in human nutrition for all ages and in the dairy industry, milk is regarded as whole food which provides high quality protein and indispensable micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals. The evaluation of the liver function test and haematological parameters of rats fed with casein protein was carried out.

Evaluation of the Liver Function and Haematological Parameters of Wistar Rats Fed with Casein Protein

Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria