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Serum protein fractions evaluation in blood donors in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

April-June - Vol 18 Num. 2

To contribute to the assessment of blood donor health at the Regional Blood Transfusion Center of Ouagadougou (CRTSO), we evaluated serum protein fractions in voluntary blood donors. The study included individuals deemed fit to donate blood after a pre-donation medical interview at the CRTSO. Data, including blood...

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Characterization of the anaerobic digestion of cashew apple pulp from of the casamance

April 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 4

Anaerobic digestion is considered a good method for processing organic waste. The end result is an almost complete conversion of biodegradable organic matter into finished products like methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, etc. The relative proportions of these gases depend on the nature of the fermented substrates...

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Promotion of academic relationship leadership practice and productivity of lecturers in public universities in Delta and Edo states, Nigeria

April 2024 - Vol 19 Num. 4

The study investigated the promotion of academic relationship leadership practice and productivity of lecturers in public universities in Delta and Edo states, Nigeria. Adopting an ex-post-facto design, it encompassed a population of 3,492 academic staff in four government-owned universities located in Delta and Edo...

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In vitro antifungal potential of citral and nanoencapsulated citral against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici

April 2024 - Vol 23 Num. 4

This study aimed to encapsulate citral in chitosan nanoparticles and test its antifungal activity, along with the nanoparticles, against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici (FOL), a soil-borne pathogen causing worldwide yield losses in tomato production. The nanoparticles were characterized using scanning electron...

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Isolation and binary fusion of taro (Colocasia esculeneta (L) Schott.) protoplast: Towards developing somatic hybridization protocol as an alternative to sexual hybridization

April 2024 - Vol 23 Num. 4

Collocasia esculenta (L) Schott. (Taro) genotypes cultivated in Kenya rarely produce flowers, thus improvement via pollination is hindered. Somatic hybridization is an attractive alternative to circumvent flower pollination constrain and hence explored in this study. The aim of this study was to optimize isolation and...

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Lower mini-sternotomy for atrial septal defect repair in a young African woman

April 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 2

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) as an alternative to the traditional full sternotomy approach has gained major interest in recent decades. Compared to conventional techniques, MICS has been associated with a shorter hospital stay, reduced risk of infection, and better cosmetic results. We report the case of a...

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Exploring the antimicrobial modulatory potential of the sap from oil palm tree

April 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 4

The sap from the oil palms (Elaeis guineensis), harbours complex microbiota and provides a rich source of therapeutic metabolites. This study investigated the antibacterial modulatory activity of sap from Elaeis guineensis on selected bacteria. To test how well the sap from the oil palm tree affects bacteria, the minimum...

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Evaluation of yellow common bean (Phaseolus vulgsaris L.) genotypes for resistance to anthracnose

April-June 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 2

Anthracnose, caused by the fungus Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, is a significant disease affecting common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). The identification of sources of anthracnose resistance within the yellow market class is crucial for developing yellow bean varieties resistant to anthracnose. The objective of this...

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Factors affecting farmers’ participation in contract farming: The case of soybean producers in the eastern corridor of the northern region of Ghana

April-June 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 2

Contract farming (CF) is gaining traction as a vital solution for improving the fortunes of Ghana's small-scale soybean farmers. Government and non-governmental organizations, such as the Savanna Farmers Marketing Company (SFMC), the Northern Development Authority (NDA), and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency...

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Seasonal variations in cryptococcosis diagnosis in the CeDReS laboratory of the University Hospital of Treichville in the era of HAART: A retrospective study from 2011 to 2018

January-June 2024 - Vol 15 Num. 1

Cryptococcal meningitis, the second leading cause of death in people living with advanced-stage HIV infection, was the focus of the current study aimed at assessing the features of patients with this condition at the CeDReS laboratory. Participants were individuals with confirmed diagnoses of cryptococcal meningitis...

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Development of a contextualised physical activity programme to improve health outcomes among people living with HIV-related disability in Nigeria: A study protocol

January-June 2024 - Vol 23 Num. 1

Transitioning from a life-threatening infection resulting in acute illness to a long-term manageable condition implies that HIV management requires collaboration between primary care clinicians and rehabilitation teams. Recognized as an effective, safe, and beneficial health strategy, physical activity has been...

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Building the future physiotherapist: Transcending boundaries to creative thinking

January-June 2024 - Vol 23 Num. 1

Disruptive and undetermined events continue to give a new outlook to industries, including that of healthcare. Failure to continuously renew and standardize approaches among organized professions in healthcare, like physiotherapy, will continue to give more power to alternative health marketplaces, widen the...

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Cocoa-agroforestry in Ghana: Practices, determinants and constraints faced by farmers

April 2024 - Vol 20 Num. 4

To address the growing global demand for cocoa, sustainable intensification of its production in Ghana, the second largest producer, is considered crucial. This paper analyzes practices, determinants and constraints of agroforestry among cocoa farmers in Ghana to provide insights into challenges and drivers for...

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Challenges faced by small scale sugarcane growers: An exploration of the impact of social unrest on sugarcane farming in Kwazulu-Natal

April 2024 - Vol 20 Num. 4

The South African sugar industry is considered by the South African Sugar Association (SASA) as one of the world’s leading cost competitive producers of high-quality sugar and contributes significantly to the national economy, sustainable development and creates mass employment in rural areas.  However,...

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Physico-chemical properties of irradiated fresh tomatoes

April 2024 - Vol 20 Num. 4

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of various levels of gamma irradiation on the physico-chemical composition of fresh tomatoes. Tomato samples were irradiated in a Co-60 gamma irradiator and maintained at 25 ± 2°C storage conditions. The experiment was designed with five treatments of radiation dose (0,...

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Evaluation of soybean (Glycine max L.) varieties for yield performance and adaptability over different growing seasons at Tselemti District, Northern Ethiopia

April 2024 - Vol 20 Num. 4

A field experiment was carried out in 2015 and 2016 cropping season on ten soybean varieties using randomized complete block design. The aim is to evaluate soybean varieties for yield performance and adaptability considering number of days to 50% flowering, days to 95% maturity, plant height, pods per plant, plant height...

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Geohelminths contaminating edible raw vegetables sold in markets and irrigation sites in Katsina Northwest Nigeria

January-June 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 1

Vegetables are major components of human diet but may act as vehicles for pathogens. The use of dung in producing vegetables is one factor that influences geohelminths contamination of vegetables. The study focused on geohelminths contamination of carrots (Daurus carota), lettuce (Lactuva sativa), spinach (Spina...

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Use of long-lasting insecticidal nets as malaria preventive measure among children 5 years and below, attending the Tubah District Hospital

January-June 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 1

The use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) remains a key factor in preventing malaria among children under five years old. To investigate the effects of LLINs among this demographic, a study was conducted among children below five years of age attending Tubah district hospital. Data was collected over four months...

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Antioxidant and antibiofilm activity of Ageratum conyzoides L, and Bidens pilosa L against wound pathogens

April 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 3

Biofilm infections represent a significant challenge in the medical field due to escalating antibiotic resistance. Plants offer a promising avenue for addressing this issue, as they harbor a diverse array of phytochemicals with various biological activities, including antioxidant properties crucial for preventing biofilm...

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Effects of the use of piper betle l. leaf extract associated with adipose-derived stem cells on ulcers in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice

April 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 3

Diabetic ulcers often present challenges in healing or may heal incompletely without the restoration of proper function. Piper betle L. is recognized as a valuable traditional medicine for treating open wounds due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its ability to stimulate fibroblast...

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