American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018

  • Antifungal Activity of Lactobacillus plantarum and Sage Extract on Aspergillus Fumigatus in Yogurt

    Amal Bakr Shori, Saadyh Albloushi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 37-42
    Received: 2 June 2018
    Accepted: 19 June 2018
    Published: 9 July 2018
    Abstract: Aspergillus fumigatus is a common fungus that causes dairy products contamination. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro antifungal activity of Lactobacillus plantarum and sage extract on the growth of Aspergillus fumigatus in yogurt during 1, 7, & 14 days of storage at 4°C. Two different groups of yogurt samples were prepared. The first o... Show More
  • Protective Effect of Loranthus globosus on Stress-Induced Major Organ Dysfunctions in Mice

    Md. Masud Rana, Alpana Khatun, Md. Rafiqul Islam Khan, Abu Syed Md Anisuzzaman, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 43-50
    Received: 27 May 2018
    Accepted: 22 June 2018
    Published: 16 July 2018
    Abstract: The biochemical parameters such as SGOT, SGPT, MDA, and uric acid levels were investigated for the assessment of stress-induced dysfunction after immobilization stress on the Swiss albino mice. Stress induction caused the elevation of SGOT (7.7 ± 0.2 vs 88.8 ± 0.3; control vs stress), SGPT (10.3 ± 0.5 vs 110.5 ± 5.2), MDA (3.9 ± 0.2 vs 9.4 ± 0.2 in... Show More
  • Prevalence and Antibiotic Resistance of Escherichia coli O157: H7 Serotype from Chicken Droppings Produced by Free - Ranged and Poultry Birds in Cross River, Nigeria

    Nfongeh Joseph Fuh, Owoseni Mojisola Christiana, Adogo Lillian Yami, Upla Peter Uteh, Ekpiken Solomon Ekpiken, Uchenwa Mercy Ogechi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 51-55
    Received: 23 May 2018
    Accepted: 7 June 2018
    Published: 21 July 2018
    Abstract: This study investigated the prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from chicken droppings produced by free ranged and poultry birds at different locations within Cross River State, Nigeria and their susceptibility to commonly used antibiotics. A total of 360 cloacal swab samples each were randomly collected from poultry (confined) and free ranged (... Show More
  • Sero-Prevalence of Syphilis and HIV and Associated Factors in Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care Clinics in Debre Berhan Public Health Institutions, Ethiopia

    Seblewongale Zinabie, Emishaw Belachew, Teferi Yidenek, Moges Lewetegn, Tsegahun Asfaw

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 56-62
    Received: 12 June 2018
    Accepted: 27 June 2018
    Published: 24 July 2018
    Abstract: Syphilis is one of the sexually transmitted infections caused by bacteria known as Treponema pallidum and it is transmitted through sexual contact, via blood transfusion, or transplacentally from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Among STIs, syphilis and HIV are significant public health problems in Ethiopia and causes several adverse pregnancy outcom... Show More
  • An Epidemiologic Study on Brucellosis in the Vicinity of Hohhot in China

    Xiaohui Wang, Dexi Li, Lidao Bao, Ruilian Ma, Sha Li

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 63-68
    Received: 9 August 2018
    Published: 13 August 2018
    Abstract: In the past five years, the epidemic situation of brucellosis in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, has been aggravated. The current diagnostic technology has low specificity. Through this topic, we can find a more convenient, safer, more specific and sensitive method for preparation. Better antigens are used for early rapid diagnosis of Brucellosis. Molecula... Show More