American Journal of Life Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017

  • Farmers’ Investment on Sustainable Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    Haimanot B. Atinkut, Abdulhamid K. Bedri, Assefa K. Sentayehu, Dick Warren

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 38-45
    Received: 24 January 2017
    Accepted: 14 February 2017
    Published: 9 March 2017
    Abstract: Sustainable agricultural practices (SAPs) is a pooled of practices that increase productivity while conserving soil, which put on firm foundation of zero tillage, use of manure, legume intercropping and legume crop rotation. Despite use of SAPs is a panacea for aggravated soil erosion and nutrient depletion and maximizing crop produce, but it seems... Show More
  • Shigella Serogroups, Entro-Hemoragic E. coli and Their Antibiogram Pattern Among Food Handlers in Food-Handling Establishments in Southern Ethiopia

    Fiseha Wadillo Wada, Tesfahun Molla Bobe, Habtamu Azene Tekle, Tamene Naba Yaya

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 46-51
    Received: 8 February 2017
    Accepted: 18 February 2017
    Published: 11 March 2017
    Abstract: Food-borne illnesses have a dramatic impact both in developing and developed countries. Food handling personnel take part in the transmission of pathogenic food born bacteria in the community. Shigella and E. coli 157:H7 are more significant and well-recognized foodborne pathogens for reasons of their severe consequences of all age groups, high ant... Show More
  • The Effect of Nigella Sativa Extract (Thymoquinone) on Glucose Insulin Levels and Body Weight of Induced Diabetic Female Rats

    Alduwish Manal Abduallah, Alhimaidi Ahmad Rashed, Adham Khadiga Gamaleldeen, Shaban Rushdy Mohamed Sayed

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 52-56
    Received: 26 February 2017
    Accepted: 20 March 2017
    Published: 11 April 2017
    Abstract: Background: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. It characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion or action or both. Chronic complications of diabetes such as cardiovascular damage, cataracts and retinopathy, nephropathy and polyneuropathy. Induction of experimental diabetes in rodentsis use... Show More
  • The Effect of Bottle Scratches and Lime Juice on Natural Solar Radiation Disinfection (SODIS) Techniques on Different Bacterial Colonies at ShoaRobit and Surrounding Rural Kebeles

    Solomon Mulaw Sahel, Neway Belachew, Haftu Gebretsadik, Giday Gebregziabher

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 57-64
    Received: 1 December 2015
    Accepted: 11 December 2015
    Published: 13 April 2017
    Abstract: Over one billion people on Earth do not have access to clean drinking water. Several nonprofit and government organizations are promoting low cost, household methods for water purification [1, 2]. One of best alternative approach for equator and temperate region including Ethiopia is solar water disinfection or SODIS. The previous work done at Shoa... Show More
  • Overall Skin Health Potential of the Biofield Energy Healing Based Herbomineral Formulation Using Various Skin Parameters

    Janice Patricia Kinney, Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 65-74
    Received: 30 March 2017
    Accepted: 19 April 2017
    Published: 8 May 2017
    Abstract: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the Consciousness Energy Healing (The Trivedi Effect®) Treatment based test formulation and medium (DMEM) against various skin health parameters using three cell lines i.e., HFF-1, HaCaT, and B16-F10. The various study parameters viz. collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, melanin, cell viabil... Show More