Books from Department Of Natural Science

Antioxidants play important roles in growth, development, detoxification, and effective immune responses. It is reported that the serum
concentrations of antioxidants are altered in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, there is the dearth of
information on the effects of HIV on the quality of breast milk, especially its antioxidants components. The breast milk of lactating mothers
with HIV contains all the antioxidants that are normally found in human milk, although there are slight alterations. Breast milk…
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Agriculture and food have a greater role to play in order to achieve sustainable development
goals. Therefore, there is a need to put an end to the effect of pathogens on food
quality and safety. Pathogens have been recognized as one of the major factors causing
a reduction in profitable food production. The conventional methods of detecting pathogens
are time-consuming and expensive for the farmers in rural areas. In view of this, this
chapter reviews the biosensors that have been…
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The synthesis and application of silver nanoparticles are increasingly becoming attractive.
Hence, a critical examination of the various factors needed for the synthesis of silver
nanoparticles as well as the characterization is imperative. In light of this, we addressed
in this chapter, the nitty-gritty on the operational parameters (factors) and characterization
relevant to synthesis of silver nanoparticle. The following characterization protocols
were discussed in the context of silver nanoparticle synthesis. These protocols include
spectroscopic techniques such as ultraviolet visible spectroscopy…
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