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Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O. mark the start of new Era in Antimicrobials with Louis Pasteur Research Award-2015 in Antimicrobials

23 April, 2015, Nigeria, USA NEWS CORP

 Wara, Bacteriocin, Enterococcus species. Antimicrobial, pathogens Journal of Antimicrobials Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Wara, Bacteriocin, Enterococcus species. Antimicrobial, pathogens Journal of Antimicrobials Photon Journal  Photon FoundationOgunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O. are helping to cultivate world''s future scientists. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to excel. In historic victory the celebrity scientists: Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O. honored with Louis Pasteur Research Award-2015 in Antimicrobials. Ahead of several thousands competitors, Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O. representing Nigeria won prestigious Louis Pasteur Research Award-2015 in Antimicrobials. Again Nigeria has proved its International leadership via producing brilliant scientists in the form of Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O.. IASR expressed, 'It is a privilege to have such international celebrity from Antimicrobials among us who will shape the future of this domain.' Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O. made International news headlines while IASR announced them among World’s 500 Most Influential Microbiologists for Year 2015 on Earth.

Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, born on the 3rd of February 1969. He is a native of Owu-Ijebu in OgunState of Nigeria. He began his academic career as a student at the Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria where he obtained B.Sc (Microbiology) degree in 1992. He preceded to University of Ibadan, Nigeria and obtained M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Microbiology in 1997 and 2003 respectively. He is presently working at the University of Ibadan as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science. He enjoyed teaching and research. His research focus is in the area of food microbiology with emphasis on taxonomy of microorganisms of food origin, starter cultures selection, biopreservation, food safety, probiotic cultures and microbial genetics.

Caleb Oladele Adegoke, born on march 3rd 1976 into the family of Pa and MrsAdegoke Jacob in Otu Oyo State Itesiwaju Local Govt. He is a graduate of Ambros Ali University Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria where he study Medical Laboratory Science medical (Microbiology option) and passed out in 2003. Later, he proceeded to do M.Sc in Medical Microbiology at Oabisi Onabanjo Ago Iwoye in Ogun State, Nigeria and completed the program in 2012. Currently is undergoing his Ph .D program at the University of Ibadan. Myhorby is reading and sport. He is lecturer at Ogun State College of HealthTechnologyIlese Ijebu.

Sandra Folarin Oloketuyi, born on the 21st April, 1991 in the South West, Nigeria. He is a graduate assistant at Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Osun State, Nigeria. She currently resides at the JABU staff quarters, Osun State. She received her Master of Science in Food Microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. During her master studies, she worked on the biopreservation of Nigerian white soft unripened cheese 'wara' using bacteriocinogenic Enterococcus species. She is currently a member of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology.

Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O. from Nigeria made a historical victory over the international competition and won Louis Pasteur Research Award-2015 in Antimicrobials. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'Journal of Antimicrobials'. In their report on Potency of Bacteriocin Porduced by Enterococcus Species Isolated from Wara a Nigerian White Soft Unripened Cheese against Pathogenic Organisms they mention that Development of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic-induced diseases could tilt the scale towards preference for selecting Enterococci isolates from wara and tested for spectrum of their bacteriocin activity against pathogenic organisms in treating infections. Enterococci isolation, characterization and screening for bacteriocin production against pathogens were carried out. Effect of pH, temperature and enzymes on the bacteriocin activity was performed followed by the saftyassecement of the isolates. E. mundtii and E. durans produced bacteriocins that had broad spectrum bacteriocin activity against Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Klebsiella pneumonia and Escherichia coli. The bacteriocins were stable at acidic pH range (2-6) and temperature range of 40-100°C. The bacteriocins were partly inactivated by trypsin while catalase and neutralization of pH had no effect on bacteriocin activity showing the proteineous nature of the metabolites. All the isolates were negative to gelatinase and DNase but two of the isolates (E. durans EC7 and E. faecium EC12) showed incomplete hemolysis on blood agar and were susceptible to vancomycin indicating its safety. Bacteriocin from Enterococcus species could be of interest in preventing infection acquired on the part of the consumers and could serves as potential protective agents to the society. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O. as valuable intellectuals for the Nigeria offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for Nigeria is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus Nigeria which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Ogunbanwo Samuel Temitope, Oloketuyi Sandra F. and Adegoke C.O. to world.

The potency of bacteriocin produced by the Enterococcus species against pathogenic organisms and their stability at varying pH and temperature enhancing its application. The use of bacteriocinogenic enterococci as starter and/or protective cultures in wara processing may offer additional barrier against spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms. Further study can be carried out at molecular level to determine the genes that code for production of bacteriocin for probiotic usage.

E. mundtii and E. durans produced bacteriocins that had broad spectrum activity against Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Klebsiella pneumonia and Escherichia coli. The bacteriocins were partly inactivated by trypsin while catalase and neutralization of pH had no effect on bacteriocin activity showing the proteineous nature of the metabolites. Heating the bacteriocins produced by E. mundtii EC11, E. faecium EC12 and E. durans EC14 for 30 minutes at 40° C, 60° C, 80° C and 100° C did not affect the antimicrobial activity.Bacteriocins were more stable at acidic pH values of 2-6, than at alkaline pH 8-10.The absence of pathogenicity traits such as haemolytic, gelatinase and Dnase activity in the Enterococcus species isolated in this work confirmed its safety.

The potential of using bacteriocin as alternative therapy against pathogenic organisms needs to be validated at molecular level by determine the gene responsible for its potency.

The potency of bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus species in this work may compel its use as alternative therapy against pathogenic organisms.

In view of antimicrobial resistance of pathogenic organisms there is need for alternative therapy for improved patient management to fight against antibiotic resistance before the situation is out of control. This research was investigated to provide information on the use of bacteriocin as potential agent to inhibite pathogens.

This work was carried out in collaboration between all authors. Ogunbanwo S.T. designed the study and Oloketuyi Sandra F. performed the experimental part. Ogunbanwo S.T. and Adegoke C.O. wrote the protocol, wrote the first draft of the manuscript and managed the literature searches.

Elsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein are conferred with Frederick Banting Research Award-2015 in Physiology

18 April, 2015, Sudan, USA NEWS CORP

 Diabetes, selenium, zinc, copper magnesium, manganese, calcium Journal of Diabetes and Health Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Diabetes, selenium, zinc, copper magnesium, manganese, calcium Journal of Diabetes and Health Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Diabetes, selenium, zinc, copper magnesium, manganese, calcium Journal of Diabetes and Health Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Diabetes, selenium, zinc, copper magnesium, manganese, calcium Journal of Diabetes and Health Photon Journal  Photon FoundationElsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein, given the rock star fame in Physiology, as declared among World’s 500 Most Influential Physiologists for Year 2015 on Earth. In a worldwide meritorious competition, Elsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein grabbed the world’s prestigious Frederick Banting Research Award-2015 in Physiology. Representing the great legacy of Sudan, Elsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein established the matter of proud to civilians of Sudan. International Media is now seriously looking towards Sudan, since Elsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein made a remarkable historical achievement. Physiologists are ensured that under the leadership of Elsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein, millions of emerging intellectuals would be benefited and inspired around the world.

Dr. Hasabelrasoul Hussein Mohamed Elkhider, born on January 1, 1968 in Elguneid, Sudan. His nationality is Sudanese. He did Postdoctoral Fellow of physiology from College of Science, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa in 2006. He did Ph.D from University of Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2002. He did Master of Veterinary Sciences in Physiology from University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1996. He did Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences from Khartoum University in 1994.

Dr. Mohamed Elsheik Barri Abdelatie is Professor at Department of Biochemistry, faculty of Medicine, International University of Africa, Sudan. He did Ph.D in Biochemistry from The University college of United Kingdom in 1992. He did M.V.Sc in Toxicology from University of Khartoum in 1980. He did B.V.Sc in Veterinary Science from University of Khartoum in 1976. Currently he is Co-ordinater of postgraduate studies in International University of Africa, Sudan.

Dr. Fatima Elsammani Elsheikh is Assistant Professor at Department of Biochemistry, faculty of Medicine, International University of Africa, Sudan. Her nationality is Sudanese. She did Ph.D in Biochemistry from The Omdurman Islamic University College of Medicine in 2003. She did M.V.Sc in Clinical Biochemistry from University of Khartoum in 1985. She did B.V.Sc in Veterinary Science from University of Khartoum in 1980. Currently she is Head of Biochemistry in Department International University of Africa, Sudan.

Dr. Sara Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed (Ph.D) is Veterinarian. Her Nationality is Sudanese. She did B.Sc in veterinary medicine from University of Khartoum in 2003. She did M.Sc in Biochemistry from Sudan academy of sciences in 2011

Elsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein from Sudan made a historical victory over the international competition and won Frederick Banting Research Award-2015 in Physiology. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'Journal of Diabetes and Health'. In their report on The effect of diabetes mellitus on some minerals concentration in diabetic and healthy rats they mention that Background: Diabetes mellitus is the commonest major metabolic disease, the effect of diabetes on the level and metabolism of various minerals received a great attention. Methods: The rats were made diabetic by a single dose of streptozotocin. Serum and tissue minerals were measured using atomic absorption spectroscopy. Results: Serum Se, Mn and Mg of diabetic rats were significantly decreased, but serum Cu and Zn of diabetic rats was increased. The level of Cu in the kidney of diabetic rats was significantly higher, while the level of Mn in the kidney of diabetic rats was significantly lower. The level of pancreatic Se, Zn, Mg, Mn, Cu, and Ca of diabetic rats was elevated significantly, where the level of other minerals in tissues (liver, kidney) of the diabetic rats showed variable changes. According to this finding and to other studies diabetes significantly affect the level of these minerals in various tissues. Conclusions: These findings demonstrate that endocrine imbalance and the diabetogenic agent (STZ) might be responsible for the altered metabolism of these minerals. This work draws attention to the importance of the role of different minerals in diabetes. The elevated level of the pancreatic minerals needs more investigation. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Elsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein as valuable intellectuals for the country offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for Sudan is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus Sudan which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Elsammani Fatima Elsheikh, Elsheikh Osman Mohamed, Barri Mohamed Elsheikh, Mohamed Sara Ahamed and Mohamed Hassabelrsoul Hussein to world.

Authors recommended that future work should be carried out to study the effect of diabetes on mineral metabolism. The elevation of pancreatic minerals and to some extent the elevated level of cooper in the kidney needs further investigations.

F.E. under took all the experimental work, helped in measuring the different minerals, interpreted data and participated in manuscript preparation. E.O.M participated in the formulation of the study plan and helped in the writing of the manuscript

B.M.ES. helped in coordination of the study and interpretation of data and drafting of manuscript.

S.A.M. helped in the preparation and submission of the manuscript for publication.

M.H.E. helped and participated in the final drafting of the manuscript and with the statistical analysis. All the authors read and approved the final manuscript

The authors would like to thank Dr. Hashim Mohamsd Abdalla for providing financial support. They would also like to acknowledge the technical assistance provided by the technical staff of department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, International University of Africa.

Dr. Hasabelrasoul Hussein Mohamed Elkhider, born on January 1, 1968 in Elguneid, Sudan. His nationality is Sudanese. He did Postdoctoral Fellow of physiology from College of Science, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa in 2006. He did Ph.D from University of Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2002. He did Master of Veterinary Sciences in Physiology from University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1996. He did Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences from Khartoum University in 1994.

Dr. Mohamed Elsheik Barri Abdelatie is Professor at Department of Biochemistry, faculty of Medicine, International University of Africa, Sudan. He did Ph.D in Biochemistry from The University college of United Kingdom in 1992. He did M.V.SC. in Toxicology from University of Khartoum in 1980. He did B.V.Sc in Veterinary Science from University of Khartoum in 1976. Currently he is Co-ordinater of postgraduate studies in International University of Africa, Sudan.

International Agency for Standards and Ratings honors Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Kumar Singh and Mamta Singh with Frederick Banting Research Award-2015 in Pharmacy for great scientific contribution

16 April, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP

 Buccoadhesive gel, Glimepiride, Sodium taurocholate, in-vivo, stability study International Journal of Pharmacy Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Buccoadhesive gel, Glimepiride, Sodium taurocholate, in-vivo, stability study International Journal of Pharmacy Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Buccoadhesive gel, Glimepiride, Sodium taurocholate, in-vivo, stability study International Journal of Pharmacy Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Buccoadhesive gel, Glimepiride, Sodium taurocholate, in-vivo, stability study International Journal of Pharmacy Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Buccoadhesive gel, Glimepiride, Sodium taurocholate, in-vivo, stability study International Journal of Pharmacy Photon Journal  Photon FoundationIn terms of Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Kumar Singh and Mamta Singh, India has secured valuable assets for its generations. Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Singh and Mamta Singh marked a milestone history while cracking international meritorious competition. India has witnessedWorld’s 500 Most Influential Pharmacologists for Year 2015 on Earth in terms of Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Kumar Singh and Mamta Singh. Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Kumar Singh and Mamta Singh, given new leadership to world, marked history on international level. Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Singh and Mamta Singh are awarded with Frederick Banting Research Award-2015 in Pharmacy.

Nisha Singh is Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacy, Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Roshan Issarani is Head of Department at Department of Pharmacy, Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

B.P Nagori is Director at Department of Pharmacy, Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Manish Kumar Singh is Senior Research Scientist at Research Center, Fortis Clinical Research Limited, Faridabad, Haryana, India.

Mamta Singh is Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacy, Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Kumar Singh and Mamta Singh from India made a historical victory over the international competition and won Frederick Banting Research Award-2015 in Pharmacy. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'International Journal of Pharmacy'. In their report on Formulation and in vivo Evaluation of Buccoadhesive Gels Containing Glimepiride: An Antidiabetic Drug they mention that The aim of the present investigation was development and in-vivo evaluation of buccoadhesive gel of an antidiabetic drug i.e., Glimepiride, and to maintain its bioavailability over an extended period of time and to circumvent the hepatic first pass effect. The buccoadhesive gels were prepared using carbopol, hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, methyl cellulose and sodium carboxy methyl cellulose in different ratios. On the basis of in-vitro studies the formulations GCPH2 and GF16 were selected for in-vivo and stability studies. A maximum hypoglycaemic response was observed at 10 hr and thereafter remained stable up to 24 hr. The formulation GF16 was found stable after stability studies. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Kumar Singh and Mamta Singh as valuable intellectuals for the country offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for India is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus India which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Nisha Singh, Roshan Issarani, B.P Nagori, Manish Kumar Singh and Mamta Singh to world.

Among the formulations F-16 (CPH2 + 1% SLS) and GF-16 (GCPH2 + 1% sodium taurocholate), GF16 was more suitable with the objective of the study and acceptable because it maintained the drug release for longer period of time (t50% - >6 hrs.). All the formulation followed Higuchi model release and mechanism was fickian diffusion. In-vivo results revealed that the buccal gels successfully prevented the severe hypoglycemia in the initial hours and showed sustained action as compared to normal and diabetic control. The formulation is easy to scale up as the procedure is simple and do not involve lengthy procedures and unnecessary use of pharmaceutically unacceptable additives. On the basis of stability studies, it was concluded that buccoadhesive gel possess good stability.

Buccoadhesive gels avoids the first pass metabolism thus increases the bioavailability. The formulation maintained the drug release for longer period of time (t50% - >6 hrs.). The formulation is easy to scale up as the procedure is simple.

Similar to other mucosal membranes, the buccal mucosa has some disadvantages including short residence time and small absorption area. Moreover, the dosage form resides in a taste-sensing organ, and organoleptic aspects of formulation could become central and limiting factors for drug application. Suitable palatal properties are often required to improve acceptability of dosage form or to mask less desirable properties of the active component. The major limitation to buccal drug delivery is the barrier property of the tissue.

International Agency for Standards and Ratings honors Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed with William Harvey Research Award- 2015 in Dentistry for great scientific contribution


11 April, 2015, Iraq, USA NEWS CORP

 Impacted mandibular third molars, angulation, surgery The Journal for Dentistry Photon Journal  Photon FoundationAl-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed is one of Dentistry's leading celebrity, known for leadership skills and breakthrough research potential. Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed starred in Dentistry. Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed made International news headlines while IASR announced them among World’s 500 Most Influential Dentist for Year 2015 on Earth. Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed earned William Harvey Research Award- 2015 in Dentistry.

Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed did Ph.D (year, 2012) in Dental Implantology on Novel bioactive glass coating for dental implants at Dental physical sciences, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed did M.Sc (1997–2002) in Oral Surgery on Sequamous cell carcinoma of the lip and cheek (clinical and pathological study) at University of Baghdad, College of Dentistry, Department of oral surgery, Iraq and did B.D.S. (1991-1995) in Dentistry at University of Baghdad, College of Dentistry, Iraq. Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed’s Research interests in Osseointegration and Implant-bone interface, Cell-surface interactions, surface modifications of titanium dental implant, Bioglass and bioceramic coatings for dental implants, Bioactive glasses as bone substitutes and bone filler in oral & maxillofacial surgery and periodontology.

Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed from Iraq made a historical victory over the international competition and won William Harvey Research Award- 2015 in Dentistry. The research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'The Journal for Dentistry'. In the report on Pattern of Impacted Mandibular Third Molars in Patients Referring to the Department of Oral Surgery, College of Dentistry, Babylon University Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed mention that The pattern of impacted mandibular third molars has an influence on the difficulty of surgical removal of these teeth. The aim of this study was to investigate the pattern of impacted mandibular third molars in patients referring to the department of oral surgery, college of dentistry, Babylon University. A total of 79 patients were seen. The data were analyzed according to age, gender, residence and patient' complaint. The pattern of hundred impacted mandibular third molars in the 79 patients was evaluated according to Winter's and Pell and Gregory classifications using periapical and orthopantographic views. The majority of patients were male in their third decade and urban dwellers. Vertical and class IA represent the most common pattern of impacted mandibular third molars. Most cases had symptom of pain and frequently associated with pericoronitis and periodontitis. In conclusion, the pattern of impaction suggests that the majority of impacted mandibular third molars are moderately difficult and can be remove dunder local anesthesia. Further study should be carried out to correlate between epidemiological data and postoperative complications. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed as valuable intellectuals for the country offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for Iraq is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus Iraq which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Al-Noaman Ahmed Salah Hameed to world.

Among the patients attended to the Department of Oral Surgery, College of Dentistry, Babylon University, Iraq, impacted mandibular third molars were predominant in malesgender. The majority of patients in their third decade. Impacted mandibular third molars were most common in urban populations. Vertical and class IA appear to be the most common types of impaction.Most casespresent with symptom of pain and the majority associated with pericoronitis and periodontitis. The pattern of impaction suggests that the majority of impacted mandibular third molars are moderately difficult and can be removed surgically under local anesthesia. Future studies should be conducted to correlate between epidemiological data and postoperative complications associated with impacted mandibular third molars.

Zainab Mahmood Al-Jammali is conferred with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Dentistry


11 April, 2015, Iraq, USA NEWS CORP

 The maximum bite force, heat cure acrylic denture, flexible partial dentures, bounded posterior partial denture The Journal for Dentistry Photon Journal  Photon FoundationZainab Mahmood Al-Jammali rocks the world of Dentistry, while International Media reports confirmed her recognition on World’s 500 Most Influential Dentist for Year 2015 on Earth. Zainab Mahmood Al-Jammali is awarded with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Dentistry. In a high profile international competition flooded with thousands of participants from several countries, Iraq has once again proved it’s leadership in the area. Zainab Mahmood Al-Jammali won the meritorious competition and established the international leadership in Dentistry. International Agency for Standards and Ratings expressed it’s views that Zainab Mahmood Al-Jammali’s efforts will explore tremendous opportunities in this segment leading it to new height. It is surely a matter of pride for civilians of Iraq to have such brain storming intellectuals for close interaction. Iraq has once again confirmed a rich tradition to produce world renowned intellectuals to benefit international society.

Dr. Zainab Mahmood Aljamali is Assistance lecturer at Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Babylon, Iraq. She has done M.Sc in Prosthodontics in 2012. She published articles in Prosthodontics and Physiology. Her research interest area is Prosthetic Dentistry.

Zainab Mahmood Al-Jammali from Iraq made a historical victory over the international competition and won Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Dentistry. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'The Journal for Dentistry'. In their report on Comparison of the maximum bite force in patient with heat cure acrylic and flexible partial dentures (Bounded posterior edentulous area) they mention that Objective: The purpose of this study was to measure and comparism the maximum bite forces of acrylic and flexible partial dentures in patient with CL.III Kennedy classification during different adaptation period. Subjects/Methods: Twenty four free end extension patients (FEE) were selected. Three testing sessions made for both types of partial denture that used in this study by using a portable occlusal force gauge. Results: There is a significant differences were found in the values of maximum bite force between the two types of partial dentures with mean of (46.8750±1.02479) for the acrylic denture and (93.7292±2.15794) for the flexible denture in all adaptation periods in group one, and with mean of (33.6875±0.72515) for the acrylic denture and (64.6875±0.84853) for the flexible denture in all adaptation periods in group two. Conclusion: The flexible partial dentures give highest values of the maximum bite force in all adaptation period than the acrylic partial dentures, the maximum bite force was increased with increased the adaptation period, and the patients in group one have the highest maximum bite force than group two in both types of partial denture and in all adaptation periods. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Zainab Mahmood Al-Jammali as valuable intellectuals for the country offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for Iraq is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus Iraq which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Zainab Mahmood Al-Jammali to world.

With the limitation of this study, author conclude that the maximum bite force in patient with flexible partial denture is higher than with acrylic partial denture, the bite force become higher with the increase in the adaptation periods, and also in patient with single denture (cl.III Kennedy classification against natural teeth), the maximum bite force was higher than patient with paired denture (cl.III Kennedy classification against cl.III Kennedy classification).

Zainab Mahmood Al-Jammali recommended that further studies are needed to find if there are any differences between both sexes chewing strokes and longitudinal study may be needed to estimate better results.

International Agency for Standards and Ratings honors Sushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in ENT for great scientific contribution


10 April, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP

 CSOM, Bacteriology, Fungus, Culture sensitivity  Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat Photon Journal  Photon Foundation CSOM, Bacteriology, Fungus, Culture sensitivity  Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat Photon Journal  Photon Foundation CSOM, Bacteriology, Fungus, Culture sensitivity  Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat Photon Journal  Photon Foundation CSOM, Bacteriology, Fungus, Culture sensitivity  Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat Photon Journal  Photon FoundationSushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak are helping to cultivate world''s future scientists. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to excel. In historic victory the celebrity scientists: Sushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak honored with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in ENT. Ahead of several thousands competitors, Sushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak representing India won prestigious Max Planck Research Award-2015 in ENT. Again India has proved its International leadership via producing brilliant scientists in the form of Sushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak. IASR expressed, 'It is a privilege to have such international celebrity from ENT among us who will shape the future of this domain.' Sushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak made International news headlines while IASR announced them among World’s 500 Most Influential Otorhinolaryngologists for Year 2015 on Earth.

Dr. Sunil Kumar Singh Bhadouriya completed his medical graduation in 2005 from G.R. Medical College, Gwalior, which is one of the largest and oldest teaching hospitals in India. After that he pursued his post-graduation in otorhinolaryngology and Head & neck surgery from the Gandhi Medical College Bhopal in 2006 and completed it in 2009. After doing 5 months of senior residency in K. B. Bhabha Hospital, Bandra west Mumbai joined School of Medical Sciences and Research, Greater Noida (U.P.) as a Senior Resident in Department of E.N.T. in Feb. 2010. Now he is working as an assistant professor in department of otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery in School of Medical Sciences and Research Greater Noida since 2013. He has interest in ear microsurgery, nose surgery,micro laryngeal and head and neck surgery. He practices general otolaryngology with an emphasis on ear diseases, nasal diseases, sinus diseases and laryngeal diseases.

Dr. Sushil Gaur completed his medical graduation in 2004& post-graduation in 2009 from Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad, which is one of the largestteaching hospitals in Delhi-NCR. He had worked at prestigious Safdarjung hospital (V.M. Medical College) and Ambedkar hospital New Delhi from 2010 to 2012. There after Joined School of Medical Sciences and Research, Greater Noida (U.P.) as Senior Resident in Department of E.N.T. in 2013.Now he is working as an assistant professor in department of otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery in School of Medical Sciences and Research Greater Noida.He has great interest in cholesteatoma surgery, tympanoplasty, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinoplasty, laryngeal cancer and head and neck surgery.

Dr. Vivek Kumar Pathak completed his medical graduation in 2009 & post-graduation in 2013 from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, which is one of the largest and oldest teaching hospitals in India , Joined School of Medical Sciences and Research, Greater Noida (U.P.) as Senior Resident in Department of E.N.T. in Nov 2013. He had worked at prestigious A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi from 2009-10, he has keen interest in microsurgery, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinoplasty, microlaryngeal and head and neck surgery.

Dr. Rohit Saxena completed his medical graduation in 1994 from K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, which is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Asia and ranks 5th in all India ranking. After that he pursued his post-graduation in otorhinolaryngology and Head & neck surgery from the same institute in 1995. After doing 4 months of senior residency in Sir Ganga Ram hospital, New Delhi joined Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad U.P. as Assistant Professor in Department of E.N.T. in May 1999. He worked there for 11 years and 05 months. And helped to develop the department from undergraduate to post graduate department and left as Professor& HOD in November 2010 and joined School of Medical Sciences, Sharda University in November 2010. He has delivered numerous invited lectures on topics in the field of otorhinolaryngology to students, residents and private practitioners. He leads the department of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery with an emphasis on education, research and clinical practice.

Sushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak from India made a historical victory over the international competition and won Max Planck Research Award-2015 in ENT. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat'. In their report on A clinical and microbiological study and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of cases of Suppurative otitis media they mention that Suppurative otitis media is a major health problem throughout the world in developing countries including India. With the development and widespread use of antibiotics, the types of pathogenic microorganisms and their resistance to antibiotics have changed, so periodical surveillance is required. This study was aimed to identify bacterial and fungal isolates and their sensitivity pattern in suppurative otitis media cases. Suppurative otitis media cases, which do not respond to antibiotics, superimposed fungal infection, should be suspected. This prospective study included 150 cases of all age groups with discharging ears. The samples were immediately sent to microbiology laboratory for bacterial and fungal culture and sensitivity. Antimicrobial sensitivity of bacterial isolates was performed by Kirby Bauer’s disc diffusion method. Most Common bacteria found was Staphylococcus aureus followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Most common fungal isolate found was A. niger. Staphylococcus aureus was most sensitive to aminoglycosides, quinolones and cephalosporins and pseudomonas was sensitive to aminoglycosides and quinolones. Bacteriology and the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of CSOM are different in different regions. Continuous and periodic evaluation of microbiological pattern and antibiotic sensitivity of isolates is necessary to decrease the potential risk of complications and emergence of resistant strains by institution of appropriate antibiotic treatment. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Sushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak as valuable intellectuals for the country offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for India is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus India which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Sushil Gaur, Sunil Kumar Singh Sushil Bhadouriya, Rohit Saxena and Vivek Kumar Pathak to world.

The analysis of bacterial flora in this study showed predominance of gram negative bacilli. Commonest organism identified in this study was Staphylococcus aureus followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella and Proteus. The present study clearly indicates high resistance to primitive antibiotics. This might have been due to the widespread and injudicious use of antibiotics.Staphylococcus aureus was sensitive to gentamycin followed by ofloxacin, amikacin and cephalosporin (Cephalexin). Pseudomonas was most sensitive to gentamycin, amikacin and ofloxacin. Only few were sensitive to Piperacillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin and cephalosporin’s.

The results of the present study recommend appropriate and judicious use of antibiotics to prevent resistant strain of bacteria. The judicious use of antibiotics following antibiotic sensitivity tests should be standard practice to limit the drug resistant and to provide good clinical response.

Authors Thank to colleagues and staff of department of Microbiology for their support.

International Agency for Standards and Ratings honors Adegun Patrick Temi, Omonisi Abidemi Emmanuel, Atiba Adeniran Samuel, Areo Peter Olufemi, Ajayi Oladimeji Akande, Taiwo Olufemi Joshua, Esho Julius Olusanmi and Odesanmi William Olufemi with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Urology for great scientific contribution


07 April, 2015, Nigeria, USA NEWS CORP

 Prostate diseases, budding, tertiary centre The Journal for Urology Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Prostate diseases, budding, tertiary centre The Journal for Urology Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Prostate diseases, budding, tertiary centre The Journal for Urology Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Prostate diseases, budding, tertiary centre The Journal for Urology Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Prostate diseases, budding, tertiary centre The Journal for Urology Photon Journal  Photon Foundation Prostate diseases, budding, tertiary centre The Journal for Urology Photon Journal  Photon FoundationAdegun Patrick Temi, Omonisi Abidemi Emmanuel, Atiba Adeniran Samuel, Areo Peter Olufemi, Ajayi Oladimeji Akande, Taiwo Olufemi Joshua, Esho Julius Olusanmi and Odesanmi William Olufemi are helping to cultivate world''s future scientists. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to excel. In historic victory the celebrity scientists: Adegun Patrick Temi, Omonisi Abidemi Emmanuel, Atiba Adeniran Samuel, Areo Peter Olufemi, Ajayi Oladimeji Akande, Taiwo Olufemi Joshua, Esho Julius Olusanmi and Odesanmi William Olufemi honored with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Urology. Ahead of several thousands competitors, Adegun Patrick Temi, Omonisi Abidemi Emmanuel, Atiba Adeniran Samuel, Areo Peter Olufemi, Ajayi Oladimeji Akande, Taiwo Olufemi Joshua, Esho Julius Olusanmi and Odesanmi William Olufemi representing Nigeria won prestigious Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Urology. Again Nigeria has proved its International leadership via producing brilliant scientists in the form of Adegun Patrick Temi, Omonisi Abidemi Emmanuel, Atiba Adeniran Samuel, Areo Peter Olufemi, Ajayi Oladimeji Akande, Taiwo Olufemi Joshua, Esho Julius Olusanmi and Odesanmi William Olufemi. IASR expressed, 'It is a privilege to have such international celebrity from Urology among us who will shape the future of this domain.' Adegun Patrick Temi, Omonisi Abidemi Emmanuel, Atiba Adeniran Samuel, Areo Peter Olufemi, Ajayi Oladimeji Akande, Taiwo Olufemi Joshua, Esho Julius Olusanmi and Odesanmi William Olufemi made International news headlines while IASR announced them among World’s 500 Most Influential Urologist for Year 2015 on Earth.

Prof. Williams Olufemi Odesanmi is Foremost Forensic Pathologist in Africa and Dean Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine , Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti , Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Dr. Adegun Patrick Temi was Immediate past Chief Medical Director at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti. He is Senior Lecturer at Dept. of Surgery, Ekiti State University , Ado-Ekiti.

Dr. Omonisi Abidemi Emmanuel is Head of Department of Anatomic Pathology Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital and Lecturer at Dept. of Anatomic Pathology Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Dr. Atiba Adeniran Samuel is Acting Head of Department of Chemical Pathology , Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti and Lecturer at Dept. of Chemical Pathology, Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Dr.Ajayi Oladimeji Akande is Associate Professor of Medicine at Dept. of Medicine, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti and Head of Dept. of Physiology, Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Dr. Areo Peter Olufemi is Consultant Urologist at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti and Lecturer at Dept. of Surgery, Ekiti State University , Ado-Ekiti.

Adegun Patrick Temi, Omonisi Abidemi Emmanuel, Atiba Adeniran Samuel, Areo Peter Olufemi, Ajayi Oladimeji Akande, Taiwo Olufemi Joshua, Esho Julius Olusanmi and Odesanmi William Olufemi from Nigeria made a historical victory over the international competition and won Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Urology. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'The Journal for Urology'. In their report on Prevalence of Clinico-histologically diagnosed Prostatic Diseases: Experience from a budding Tertiary Centre they mention that Introduction: Prostatic diseases have emerged as significant health challenges in most elderly man aged 50 and above. There is no existing literature on the prevalence of prostatic diseases in this environment. Recently, there has been renewed interest in understanding the wide range of diseases affecting the prostate glands. This retrospective study was to describe the prevalence, clinical features, histology and pathological characteristics of prostatic diseases in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: The results of all prostatic tissue specimens received in the Anatomic Pathology at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti from January 2008 to December 2013 were analyzed in addition to the patients’ clinical details. A total of 141 specimens were studied. Gleason’s microscopic and the TNM classifications were used to grade all the malignant lesions.PSA was correlated with the malignant cases. Results: The minimum age of diagnosis was 45 years while the maximum age at diagnosis was 95 years. The mean age for BPH was 72.6 years; mean age for adenocarcinoma was 74.4 years. History of poor urinary stream in was the commonest symptoms. There were strong associations between adenocarcinoma of the prostate with weight loss and back pain....... 

Edogbo B.E., Okolocha E.C. and Maikai B.V. mark the start of new Era in Toxicology and Health with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Toxicology and Health.


02 April, 2015, Nigeria, USA NEWS CORP

 Cadmium, kidney, liver, cattle, abattoir Cadmium, kidney, liver, cattle, abattoir Cadmium, kidney, liver, cattle, abattoir
Edogbo B.E., Okolocha E.C. and Maikai B.V. are one of Toxicology and Health's leading celebrity, known for leadership skills and breakthrough research potential. Edogbo B.E., Okolocha E.C. and Maikai B.V. starred in Toxicology and Health. Edogbo B.E., Okolocha E.C. and Maikai B.V. made International news headlines while IASR announced them amongWorld’s 500 Most Influential Toxicologist for Year 2015 on Earth. Edogbo B.E., Okolocha E.C. and Maikai B.V. earned Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Toxicology and Health. B. E. Edogbo. did her undergraduate in Biochemistry inUniversity of Jos and her Masters in Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine inAhmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Her undergraduate project was “Comparative study on the Antilipidemic property of Telferiaoccidentalis and Cymbopogon citrates in Rats.” She has done seminar presentations and autoimmune disease and its biochemical perspective was one of them. Dr. E.C Okolocha did his undergraduate in University of Nigeria, Nsukka and his Masters in Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany. His Ph.Dwas in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is currently a senior lecturer who is due for assessment for promotion to Associate Professor. He is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate project, theses and dissertation supervision. He has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed local and international journals, and in conference proceedings. Dr. B.V. Maikai did both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Her molecular epidemiology training was in Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where she characterized Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Enterocytozoon in humans and cattle. She is currently a senior lecturer who specializes in molecular epidemiology of parasites. Edogbo B.E., Okolocha E.C. and Maikai B.V. from Nigeria made a historical victory over the international competition and won Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Toxicology and Health. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'The Journal of Toxicology and Health'. In their report on Levels of cadmium in kidney and liver of cattle slaughtered in Kaduna and Zaria Abattoirs, Kaduna State, Nigeria they mention that Environmental pollution with heavy metals such as cadmium (Cd) is a serious problem since the metal cannot be degraded and stay permanently in the environment. This study was carried out to evaluate the levels of cadmium in kidney and liver of cattle slaughtered in Kaduna and Zaria abattoirs in Kaduna State, Nigeria and compare with the acceptable limits. A total of 150 kidney and liver samples were collected, 50 kidney and liver samples each from Zango abattoir in Zaria, Tudun Wada and Kawo abattoirs in Kaduna and analysed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The results show that cadmium levels in cattle kidney and liver were high ranging from 3.00 to 22.77 mg/kg and 3.50 to 120.8 mg/kg respectively. Female cattle showed higher cadmium levels in the kidney than the male kidney. Cadmium levels in the kidney were higher than the liver of cattle sampled and were above the permissible levels of 1mg/kg and 0.5 mg/kg in kidney and liver respectively. This may be attributed to the pasture on which these animals grazed, the source of water and the age of animals from which these samples were obtained. Consumption of meat or animals exposed to high cadmium by human may cause renal and liver damage. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Edogbo B.E., Okolocha E.C. and Maikai B.V. as valuable intellectuals for the Nigeria offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for Nigeria is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus Nigeria which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Edogbo B.E., Okolocha E.C. and Maikai B.V. to world. This study contributes to the inventory of cadmium concentrations in domestic animal tissues, and more specifically – to the data on actual levels of this element in cattle slaughtered at these abattoirs. The results show that cadmium levels in the kidney and liver of cattle sampled were far above the permissible limits of 1 and 0.5mg/kg in kidney and liver respectively as recommended by FAO/WHO 2000 and also reflect the different cadmium levels in the kidney and liver samples of slaughtered cattle at the abattoirs. The reason for this high cadmium levels may be attributed to the pasture on which these animals graze, the source of water from which these animals drank and the age of animals from which these samples were obtained. Consumption of cadmium contaminated meat or animals exposed to high cadmium by human may result in the following conditions; renal and liver damage. There were high levels of cadmium in the kidney and liver of cattle slaughtered in Kaduna and Zaria abattoirs. These cadmium levels were far above the permissible levels of 1 mg/kg and 0.5 mg/kg respectively as recommended by FAO/WHO 2000. Cadmium levels were higher in the kidney and liver of female cattle than in kidney and liver of male cattle. The limitations are/were: Sampling season; samples were collected during the dry season which may have contributed to the high cadmium levels in the results obtained and based on other reports that cadmium is higher in the dry season than the wet season; it may have affected the results. Preservation and transportation of the samples in the course of the research may have been contaminated at one point or the other although high level of hygiene was maintained. There was no consideration to state of the animals before slaughter. Although some of the animals brought to the abattoirs were very weak, sick and dead. This would have been noted, for the purpose of comparison between the weak and healthy animals. Financial constraints; other edible parts of cattle would have been sampled but was restricted because of financial constraints. For these reasons, these findings cannot be generalized to the broader community based on this study alone. Further investigations should be carried out to include more epidemiological data like the sources of animals, feed, water and management practices to be able to study the risk factors associated with cadmium accumulation in these animals. Further investigations should also be carried out to establish the level of cadmium on other edible parts of cattle. Other abattoirs within the country should also be investigated for cadmium levels in the animals slaughtered there. The general public should also be educated on the dangers of consuming cadmium contaminated meat and meat products. Government / private/ public should fund more researches and create more awareness by giving more grants to researchers. This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. All authors have equally contributed for the success of this work. They wish to thank Mr Jatau, Bashir and Suleiman for their assistance in the laboratory and Dr. Chidi for his statistical assistance.

Naiara Stefanello, Luciane Belmonte Pereira, Roberta Schmatz, Sabina Passamonti, Grasiela Facco, Daniela Zanini, Fátima Husein Abdalla, Juliano Marchi Vieira, Verônica Souza Paiva Castro, Vitor Antunes de Oliveira, Maria Izabel de Ugalde Marques da Rocha, Jocieli Kasten, Vera Maria Morsch and Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger mark the start of new Era in Diabetes and Health with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Diabetes and Health.


01 April, 2015, Brazil, USA NEWS CORP

 Caffeine, Coffee, Chlorogenic acid, Diabetes, Oxidative stress
Naiara Stefanello, Luciane Belmonte Pereira, Roberta Schmatz, Sabina Passamonti, Grasiela Facco, Daniela Zanini, Fátima Husein Abdalla, Juliano Marchi Vieira, Verônica Souza Paiva Castro, Vitor Antunes de Oliveira, Maria Izabel de Ugalde Marques da Rocha, Jocieli Kasten, Vera Maria Morsch and Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger rock the world of Diabetes and Health, while International Media reports confirmed their recognition on World’s 500 Most Influential Diabetologist for Year 2015 on Earth. Naiara Stefanello, Luciane Belmonte Pereira, Roberta Schmatz, Sabina Passamonti, Grasiela Facco, Daniela Zanini, Fátima Husein Abdalla, Juliano Marchi Vieira, Verônica Souza Paiva Castro, Vitor Antunes de Oliveira, Maria Izabel de Ugalde Marques da Rocha, Jocieli Kasten, Vera Maria Morsch and Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger are awarded with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Diabetes and Health. In a high profile international competition flooded with thousands of participants from several countries, Country has once again proved it’s leadership in the area. Naiara Stefanello, Luciane Belmonte Pereira, Roberta Schmatz, Sabina Passamonti, Grasiela Facco, Daniela Zanini, Fátima Husein Abdalla, Juliano Marchi Vieira, Verônica Souza Paiva Castro, Vitor Antunes de Oliveira, Maria Izabel de Ugalde Marques da Rocha, Jocieli Kasten, Vera Maria Morsch and Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger won the meritorious competition and established the international leadership in Diabetes and Health. International Agency for Standards and Ratings expressed it’s views that Naiara Stefanello, Luciane Belmonte Pereira, Roberta Schmatz, Sabina Passamonti, Grasiela Facco, Daniela Zanini, Fátima Husein Abdalla, Juliano Marchi Vieira, Verônica Souza Paiva Castro, Vitor Antunes de Oliveira, Maria Izabel de Ugalde Marques da Rocha, Jocieli Kasten, Vera Maria Morsch and Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger’s efforts will explore tremendous opportunities in this segment leading it to new height. It is surely a matter of pride for civilians of Brazil to have such brain storming intellectuals for close interaction. Brazil has once again confirmed a rich tradition to produce world renowned intellectuals to benefit international society. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder associated to oxidative damage in liver and kidney cells. Coffee is a beverage widely consumed and its components have antioxidant functions that could bring benefits to patients affected by this pathology. The present study investigated the effects of chlorogenic acid, caffeine and coffee on histological parameters in pancreas, on serum biochemical parameters as well as on oxidative stress parameters in liver and kidney of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Our results showed that the treatment with coffee can prevent the increase in AST, ALT and γ-GT activities in diabetic rats. Furthermore, the treatment with CGA prevented the decrease in CAT activity as well as the decrease in NPSH and vitamin C levels in liver of diabet rats. The treatment with caffeine prevented the decreased in NPSH levels in liver, as well as the decrease in AST and ALT activities in diabetic rats. This study reinforce that diabetes is liked to damage in liver and kidney and shows that natural compounds may act by decreasing the deleterious effects of this disease. Compounds from coffee can mitigate damage in organs from hyperglycemic rats and, thus, can be used as therapeutic agents in diabetic patients, contributing to the improvement in the health of these patients. Results found in the present study demonstrate that STZ induces diabetes by the destruction of pancreatic islets. Also, STZ induces oxidative alterations in liver and kidneys on diabetes. Of all the compounds studied, CGA showed better effects in combating oxidative alterations arising from hyperglycemia. Thereby, we can suggest that bioactive phenolic compounds such as CGA present in CF may prevent cellular oxidative damage occurring in diabetes. CGA could act as antioxidant molecule in some parameters analyzed from liver. The STZ-induced diabetes promoted decrease SOD, CAT and ALA-D activities. The STZ-induced diabetes promoted decrease Vitamin C and NPSH levels. CA and CF protected alterations in AST and ALT. CGA, CF and CF treatment no protect oxidative alterations on kidney of DM. The molecular mechanism of how CF, CA and CGA protected the liver of alterations promoted by hyperglycemia require more studies to find the mechanism of action, once this compounds not decrease the high glucose blood. Considering the results showed in this paper and other results not published yet, coffee e mainly chlorogenic acid could promoted beneficial effects to diabetic individuals. The research about diabetes ant is complications as well as possible therapeutic agents should be encouraged. Since coffee is widely consumed, this beverage could be target in several other researches, focusing, for example, in its action mechanisms. Thus, we consider extremely important the financial support from governmental and private agencies for the development of these investigations. Moreover, we hope that the incentive for this kind of research be increased. Grasiela Facco: Conducted rats studies. Daniela Zanini, Fátima Husein Abdalla, Vitor Antunes de Oliveira and Juliano Marchi Vieira: Significantly contributed in liver and kidney analysis and interpretation. Verônica Souza Paiva Castro: Significantly contributed in serum analysis and interpretation. Maria Izabel de Ugalde Marques da Rocha and Jocieli Kasten: Significantly contributed in histological analysis and interpretation. Sabina Passamonti and Vera Maria Morsch: Actively involved in designing the studies. Naiara Stefanello, Luciane Belmonte Pereira, Roberta Schmatz, Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger: Data analysis and writing the manuscript. The authors thank the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, Convênio Bilateral Brasil-Itália, number 490161/2008-1), Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS) for the research fellowships, FINEP-IBNET and INCT for Excitoxicity and Neuroprotection..

 

Tamer Dawod, Sabbah I. Hammoury, Mostafa Elnaggar and Mustafa Kamal are conffered with Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Radiology by IASR


25 March, 2015, Egypt, USA NEWS CORP

 Radiotherapy, Angled Field-In-Field (AFIF), Linear Accelerator (Linac), Treatment Planning System (TPS), modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
The Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Radiology goes to Tamer Dawod, Sabbah I. Hammoury, Mostafa Elnaggar and Mustafa Kamal from Egypt. The research findings were published on world’s prestigious The Journal of Radiology. International Agency for Standards and Ratings recognizes the researchers among World's 500 Most Influential Radiologist for the year 2015 on earth. Tamer Dawod, Sabbah I. Hammoury, Mostafa Elnaggar and Mustafa Kamal from Egypt made a historical victory over the international competition and won Max Planck Research Award-2015 in Radiology. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal ' The Journal of Radiology '. In their report on Angled Field-In-Field as a new advanced radiotherapy treatment planning technique: A dosimertic and treatment planning study they mention that Purpose: This work aimed to study the Angled Field-In-Field as a new advanced technique - and its related isodose lines shapes. Methods: Using Xio Treatment Planning System, a simple form of Non-Angled FIF (NAFIF) plan. Other FIF plan forms are designed in which the smaller inner field is set to five different gantry angles while the main field is fixed at zero gantry position. The Angled FIF, wedged and open fields were compared for studying their related isodose lines different shapes. Results: The Angled Field-In-Field (AFIF) technique can be used as a new advanced technique for the radiotherapy and it has a new shape of isodose lines which is a stair shape. Conclusions: The results showed that AFIF can be used as an alternative plan of the wedged plan and also it is characterized by a new unusual isodose lines shape. Future work: We predict that a Multiple-Angled Field-In-Field technique in which, the inner fields can be set at different angles in the same or reverse direction of the main angled field. This design has unknown isodose shape, but we predict that it can result in a semi-sloped stair shape, so it needs more study. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Tamer Dawod, Sabbah I. Hammoury, Mostafa Elnaggar and Mustafa Kamal as valuable intellectuals for the Egypt offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for Egypt is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus Egypt which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Tamer Dawod, Sabbah I. Hammoury, Mostafa Elnaggar and Mustafa Kamal to world. Because of being the Angled Field-In-Field can achieve the main aim of using the wedged fields which is the dose weighting and in addition to the above results, we can conclude that Angled Field-In-Field can be used as an alternative technique of the wedged fields. Also during this work we got new Stair shaped isodose lines which can be considered as a new addition. There were a lot of times spent to study the use of Angled Field-In-Field to enhance the radiation therapy treatment plan with good dose homogeneity and good sparing of the organs at risk from irradiation within the treatment area. A dosimetric verification for both simple usually used FIF and the AFIF techniques is performed. Finally, a treatment planning and dosimetric comparison between AFIF, Wedged and Open fields were performed to prove evaluate the role of AFIF in the treatment planning enhancement and to prove that it can be used as an alternative technique to the wedged one. They would like to express their deepest gratitude to Professor Dr. Asem Rostoum “Head of Ayadi-Al Mostakbl Oncology Center”, Alexandria, Egypt.

 

 

Sheth Nomal Shah, Shori Deepa D., Shenoi Pratima R., Rathod Yogesh, Paralikar Ameya V. and Dhote Sonal are conferred with Alexander Fleming Research Award-2015 in Dentistry by IASR


24 March, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP

 Endodontic instruments, Sterilization, Autoclave, Ultraviolet light Endodontic instruments, Sterilization, Autoclave, Ultraviolet light Endodontic instruments, Sterilization, Autoclave, Ultraviolet light Endodontic instruments, Sterilization, Autoclave, Ultraviolet light Endodontic instruments, Sterilization, Autoclave, Ultraviolet light Endodontic instruments, Sterilization, Autoclave, Ultraviolet light
In a major move in the field of Dentistry, Sheth Nomal Shah, Shori Deepa D., Shenoi Pratima R., Rathod Yogesh, Paralikar Ameya V. and Dhote Sonal from Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, VSPM's Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur, India are awarded with Alexander Fleming Research Award-2015 in Dentistry. The worldwide competition involved many countries. World’s scientific communities turn their attention to merit of the scientific concept involved in it. It is catalyzing the funding and research prospects. The research findings appeared on world’s prestigious The Journal for Dentistry. International Agency for Standards and Ratings recognizes the researchers among World's 500 Most Influential Dentist for the year 2015 on earth. International Agency for Standards and Ratings recognizes the researchers among World's 500 Most Influential Veterinologist for the year 2015 on earth. Nomal Shah Sheth has done M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from VSPM Dental College and Research centre, Nagpur, India (Nashik University). Currently working as general practitioner and consulting Endodontist in Mumbai, India. She has special interest in research in the field of Endodontics. She is Patent holder for designing a device for sterilization of root canal instruments (application under process). She has received Best paper presentation in Nidacon IDA, Nagpur branch. Deepa D. Shori is M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. She is Prof. and Guide at Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, VSPM's Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur ( India). Pratima R. Shenoi is M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. She is Prof. and Guide and H.O.D at Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, VSPM's Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur (India). Yogesh Rathod is M.D.S Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. He is Senior Lecturer at Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, VSPM's Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur (India). Ameya V. Paralikar is Postgraduate student at Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur, India. Sonal Dhote is Postgraduate student at Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur, India. Sheth Nomal Shah, Shori Deepa D., Shenoi Pratima R., Rathod Yogesh, Paralikar Ameya V. and Dhote Sonal from India made a historical victory over the international competition and won Alexander Fleming Research Award-2015 in Dentistry. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal ' The Journal for Dentistry '. In their report on To Compare the New Method of Sterilization of Endodontic Instruments with Autoclave: An In Vitro Study they mention that Sterile instruments are prerequisite for dental procedure. Autoclave is the conventional method of sterilization. Since autoclave is cumbersome and time consuming procedure there exists a need for a new protocol and a device. This device should facilitate the clinician to accomplish the cleaning and sterilization procedure in the short span of time (5-10 min) and should be done in the dental operatory itself. Thus, a new device was prepared that suffices all the above said advantages. In the present study, efficiency of the new device was compared with that of autoclave, using culture method. It was concluded that its efficacy was equal to that of autoclave. Considering the time consumed by both the methods, cleaning followed by autoclave require 20-30 minutes whereas, the new method require 5-15 min. Also the novel method can be done chair-side in between two consecutive appointments. Thus this new device can help the clinician to work more efficiently in aseptic conditions.. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Sheth Nomal Shah, Shori Deepa D., Shenoi Pratima R., Rathod Yogesh, Paralikar Ameya V. and Dhote Sonal as valuable intellectuals for the India offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for India is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus India which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Sheth Nomal Shah, Shori Deepa D., Shenoi Pratima R., Rathod Yogesh, Paralikar Ameya V. and Dhote Sonal to world. was prepared that suffices the purpose of sterilization of endodontic files. It can be concluded that this is an inventive step to enhance the quality of work done by a dental professional. This can help the clinician to sterilize the endodontic instruments chair-side within few minutes. This experiment can provide a new sterilization unit to the global dental market and thence, can be named as ‘TURRANTRoCaES’(Shah et al.2013). In the current study, only aerobic and anaerobic culture was done so as to check the efficiency of the new prepared device. For further authentication of the device, killing of spores should be checked using biological indicator. (This work is in progress). Further there is a need to check the efficiency of new device using Bacillus pumilus spore strips. Author is searching for manufacturer who can promote the instrument in market.Disclaimer: Every effort has been made and all reasonable care taken to ensure the accuracy of the material contained within this Document. However, the authors do not accept, damage or costs howsoever incurred by any person as a result of or in connection with reliance upon any part of this Document. Where required, independent advice from competent professional persons should be sought on matters covered in this Document This document has been prepared in good faith on the basis of information available at the date of publication without any independent verification. Readers are responsible for assessing the relevance and accuracy of the content of this publication. Massage for reader: Anyone interested in manufacturing of the said device should contact on drnomalshah@gmail.com. He thanks all the staff and postgraduate students of department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics VSPM DCRC, Nagpur for all the guidance and support. Special thanks to Dr. Yagnesh Thakkar and Mr. Rahul Khade along with his entire team. Also I extend my gratitude to Mr. Swapnil Deshmukh. I owe my quest for research to my parents and God. Note: All the intellectual property rights are reserved. The study and design of the device are already patented.

 

Eze Ejike Daniel, Aliyu Mohammed, Yusuf Tanko and Abubakar Ahmed receive Archimedes Research Award-2015 in Diabetology


23 March, 2015, Nigeria, USA NEWS CORP

Diabetes mellitus, atherogenesis, dyslipidaemia, lycopene, lipid profile,AI: Atherogenic Index, CAD: Coronary Artery Disease, CRR: Cardiac Risk Ratio, DNA: Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid, LYC: Lycopene, OL: Olive Oil, EDTA: Ethylene Diamine Tetra-Acetic Acid, ELISA: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, HDL: High Density Lipoprotein, HDL-C: High Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol Level, LDL: Low Density Lipoprotein, NC: Normal Control, DC: Diabetic Control, RIA: Radio-Immuno Assay, ROS: Reactive Oxygen Species, STZ: Streptozotocin, TC: Total Cholesterol TRIG/ HDL: Triglyceride/High Density Lipoprotein, VLDL: Very Low Density Lipoprotein, GLB: Glibenclamide, HMG-CoA: 3-Hydroxy-3-Methyl-Glutaryl Co-Enzyme ADiabetes mellitus, atherogenesis, dyslipidaemia, lycopene, lipid profile,AI: Atherogenic Index, CAD: Coronary Artery Disease, CRR: Cardiac Risk Ratio, DNA: Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid, LYC: Lycopene, OL: Olive Oil, EDTA: Ethylene Diamine Tetra-Acetic Acid, ELISA: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, HDL: High Density Lipoprotein, HDL-C: High Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol Level, LDL: Low Density Lipoprotein, NC: Normal Control, DC: Diabetic Control, RIA: Radio-Immuno Assay, ROS: Reactive Oxygen Species, STZ: Streptozotocin, TC: Total Cholesterol TRIG/ HDL: Triglyceride/High Density Lipoprotein, VLDL: Very Low Density Lipoprotein, GLB: Glibenclamide, HMG-CoA: 3-Hydroxy-3-Methyl-Glutaryl Co-Enzyme ACDiabetes mellitus, atherogenesis, dyslipidaemia, lycopene, lipid profile,AI: Atherogenic Index, CAD: Coronary Artery Disease, CRR: Cardiac Risk Ratio, DNA: Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid, LYC: Lycopene, OL: Olive Oil, EDTA: Ethylene Diamine Tetra-Acetic Acid, ELISA: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, HDL: High Density Lipoprotein, HDL-C: High Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol Level, LDL: Low Density Lipoprotein, NC: Normal Control, DC: Diabetic Control, RIA: Radio-Immuno Assay, ROS: Reactive Oxygen Species, STZ: Streptozotocin, TC: Total Cholesterol TRIG/ HDL: Triglyceride/High Density Lipoprotein, VLDL: Very Low Density Lipoprotein, GLB: Glibenclamide, HMG-CoA: 3-Hydroxy-3-Methyl-Glutaryl Co-Enzyme ACytology Chromosome Research Fish Job Award BRAZIL
Eze Ejike Daniel, Aliyu Mohammed, Yusuf Tanko and Abubakar Ahmed from Nigeria made a historical victory over the international competition and won Archimedes Research Award-2015 in Diabetology. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal ' The Journal for Endocrinology and Metabolism'. In their report on Lycopene Ameliorates Atherogenic Cardiovascular Risk in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Hyperlipidaemia in Wistar Rats they mention that Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder of the endocrine system and a risk factor for many cardiovascular diseases. Several studies have reported the beneficial roles of lycopene in the treatment of various ailments, but they were mainly epidemiological. This study was investigated the ameliorative effects of lycopene in atherogenecity of streptozotocin-induced diabetic hyperlipidaemia in Wistar rats. Diabetic rats were randomly divided into following groups: Group I: Normal control + OL (0.5 ml/kg b w), Groups II: Diabetic control + OL (0.5 ml/kg b w) respectively. Diabetic Groups III-V received 10 mg/kg b w, 20 mg/kg b w, 40 mg/kg b w of lycopene while Diabetic Groups VI + glibenclamide 2 mg/kg b w. There was a significant (p<0 .05="">
. Eze Ejike Daniel is Assistant Lecturer (Ph.D Student) at Department of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Aliyu Mohammed is Associate Professor at Department of Human Physiology, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Yusuf Tanko is Lecturer I at Department of Human Physiology, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Abubakar Ahmed is Senior Lecturer at Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. This study suggests that lycopene could be a potential therapeutic agent for diabetic cardiovascular complications. This study was not able to elucidate the actual mechanism of lycopene action on the reported properties. Hence they recommend that: Further investigation on the effects of lycopene should be done on inflammatory markers of diabetic animals such as TNF-α, interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6), as elevations in inflammation maker activity has been reported to plays a critical role in several stages of microvascular and cardiovascular diseases that occurs in diabetes. Further studies should be carried out investigate the precise mechanism(s) involved in the protective effect of lycopene against atherogenic heart disease associated with diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder affecting both developing and developed countries. There is need for government and private sectors to provide fund for research in order to develop more effective treatment that can be available for all. In conclusion, the results from the present study indicate that lycopene at various doses exert an ameliorative effect on hyperglycaemia, hyperlipidemia, as well as biomarkers of cardiovascular risk such as atherogenic index (AI) and cardiac risk ratio (CRR). This is evidenced by decreased elevated serum lipids TC, TRIG, LDL-C and increased the serum HDL-C levels in STZ-induced diabetic animals.  

 

 

Rahul R Deshpande, Ananth Kamath, Snehal Shep, Mayuri Mutha, Bhavana Metha, Dipti Patil, Rasika Torane and Nirmala Deshpande receive Robert Koch Research Award-2015 in Dentistry


16 March, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP

Much awaited award was announced this week. Finally India wins Robert Koch Research Award-2015 in Dentistry. Thousands of nominations from several countries were received for international competition. The noble work is screened which distinguish from the rest, in different aspects of the Dentistry. The award is introduced to highlight excellent think tanks on global platform. The research findings were published on world’s prestigious The Journal for Dentistry. Dr. Rahul R. Deshpande is Professor (BDS, MDS) at Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India. He is Consultant at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Dr. Ananth Kamath is Reader (BDS, MDS) at Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Dr. Mayuri Mutha and Dr. Bhavana Metha are BDS, Post Graduate- MDS Part 2 at Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Dr. Snehal Shep and Dr. Dipti Patil are BDS, Post Graduate- MDS Part 1 at Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Dr. Rasika Torne, Ph.D is Faculty at Dr. T. R. Ingle Research Laboratory, Department Of Chemistry, S. P. College, Pune, Maharashtra, India. There has been an increase in the demand for newer antimicrobial agents to combat prevalent microbial diseases of oral tissues due to rapid emergence of multidrug‐resistant pathogens and many drawbacks of synthetic chemotherapeutic drugs. This study aims to comparatively evaluate the antimicrobial efficacies of herbal extracts of Morinda pubescens and Ehretia laevis against salivary microflora and with a standard synthetic chemotherapeutic agent, to support use of natural herbs’ formulations as preventive and therapeutic agents. Their efficacy was evaluated by performing antimicrobial assay on patient saliva samples. It was observed that all the extracts have marked activity against the tested microorganisms with the acetone extract of M. pubescens and derived Compound 5 of ethanol extract of E. leavis showing maximum antimicrobial activity with larger zones of inhibition at used concentrations. This paper primarily focuses on a comparison between these two extracts, and it shows that extracts of E. leavis have higher antimicrobial activity than M. pubescens extracts at lower concentrations, but at higher concentrations M. pubescens shows larger zones of inhibitions. The effect of these plants on more pathogenic organisms, evaluation of further higher concentrations for toxicological investigations and further purification however needs to be carried out. This comparative study indicates that the derivative compound 5 of crude ethanol extract obtained from leaves extract of Ehrita laevis was found to be more effective anti-microbial agent at lower concentrations than highly active acetone extract of Morinda pubescens, against the salivary microflora. At higher concentrations though, both plant extracts might show similar activity, which can be evaluated with further assay of these extracts. The study also confirmed the antimicrobial potentials of both the plants, thus supporting its folklore application as a preventive remedy for various microbial diseases of hard and soft tissues in the oral cavity. The findings of the present investigation offer a scientific support to the ethnomedicinal use of these plants by the traditional healers. This research aims to develop newer effective and efficient antimicrobial agents with minimal side effects which would prove to be an alternative to currently being used synthetic antimicrobials. In the dentistry, these effective plant extracts can be formulated into preparations such as dentifrices, mouth washes, gum paints or as an intra-canal medicament and may be used where an antimicrobial agent is required. This research would help support the use of natural herbs, as medicine, which is already in a great demand in developing world. This investigation opens up the possibility of the use of these plants in drug development for human consumption possibly for the preventive and therapeutic needs in dentistry. The effect of these plants on more pathogenic organisms is yet to be evaluated. In this study the herbal extracts of said medicinal plants are tested at lower concentrations, evaluation of further higher concentrations for toxicological investigations and further purification however needs to be carried out. Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India. Deshpande’s Oral Health Clinic, Pune, India.

 

 

K. Aruna, D. Syamala, J. Prakasa Rao, J. Suneetha and M. Venkaiah receive Nelson Mandela Research Award-2015 in Ethnobiology


16 March, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP

The Nelson Mandela Research Award-2015 in Ethnobiology goes to K. Aruna, D. Syamala, J. Prakasa Rao, J. Suneetha and M. Venkaiah from India. This is an excellent global opportunity to recognize the meritorious efforts by individual and organization. The research findings were published on world’s prestigious The Journal of Ethnobiology and Traditional Medicine. There is a need for current traditional medicinal practices data on women health conditions by region level or ethnic group level for future conservation, sustainable maintenance of the valuable and rare medicinal plants and discoverer new drugs. We are investigated on ethno medicinal plants used by Jatapu women for their diseases along with practices. The Jatapu Tribes are living in the Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts in Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India, Asian Continent. The two district are located between latitudes 170 - 15' and 190 - 12' North and longitudes in between 830 - 17' and 840 - 47' East. During the period of 2010 - 2013 studies were conducted, information was gathered with selected questionnaires and field visits to interior forest with the Jatapu Tribe. A total of 63 traditional medicinal plants belonging to 40 families included 6 red lists medicinal plants with their practices were reported. There is a need for awareness on traditional medicinal practices by younger generations of tribes to conserve valuable traditional medicines from regional level. It will be helpful for the future generations and conservation of the medicinal plants. Now a day’s younger generations are neglecting valuable traditional practices and depending on the other sources like allophy medicine, it is not always healthy indication because they may loss valuable traditional information in future. So there is urgent need to create awareness among the tribal younger generations and also encourage those towards conservation of valuable medicinal plants. Phytochemical analysis will be suggested for these plants to discoverer new drugs. total of 63 species, 60 genera belongs to 40 families were reported as ethno medicinal plants used by Jatapu women. Among the 63 ethno medicinal plants 4 vulnerable, 1 endangered, 1 near threatened red list plants were reported. All 63 plants ethno medicinal practices were also provided. Present research mainly focused on data on ethno medicinal plants and their practices by the Jatapu women. It will be very useful for the understanding how they are depending on forest and forest products for the health care by using traditional medicines instead of modern medicine. There is urgent need to create awareness among the tribal younger generations and also encourage those towards conservation of valuable medicinal plants. There is a need for disease base studies from different regions and different ethnic groups of Andhra Pradesh and other regions of the country and the world for detailed information regarding all type of regular ethno medicinal practices Merits. This article may impact the society with the detailed information regarding traditional medicinal practices for various women diseases among the Jatapu tribal women. It is very important information for to discoverer new drugs from the traditional medicinal plants. Traditional medicinal practices are more effectively working on various women diseases then modern medicines without much adverse effects. This article has great information to global researchers to know the ethno medicinal plants are using for women diseases and to find out new drugs from them. A total of 63 species, 60 genera belongs to 40 families were identified as an ethno medicinal plants used by Jatapu women for various diseases. Details of medicinal practices are provided. Among the 63 ethno medicinal plants 6 plants are identified as red list medicinal plants in Andhra Pradesh. It is necessary to encourage traditional medicinal practices in the ethnic groups for the knowing valuable drugs for various women diseases and other common diseases. It is also impact on women health growth rate and conservation of medicinal plants. So government and private organizations are needed to focus on this issue for increase the facilities to tribal women and global medicinal plants conservation with findings and policies. All authors are involved in investigation on ethno medicinal plants used by Jatapu women along with their medicinal practices. Authors are is no competing interests. Authors are thankful to Jatapu Tribe, traditional doctors and Forest officials, for their great help and support during the study. Authors are also thankful to Dr. C.S. Reddy, B. Venkateswara Rao, Dr. S.B. Padal, Dr. O. Aniel Kumar, K.V. Satish and N. Solomon Sukumar for their encouragement for this study.

 

 

 

Vikhram Ramasubramanian, R. Ponnudurai, P. Soundararajan, K. Balakrishnan and B. Srinivasan receive Franklin D. Roosevelt Research Award-2015 in Psychiatry

09 March, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP

 The Franklin D. Roosevelt Research Award-2015 in Psychiatry goes to Vikhram Ramasubramanian, R. Ponnudurai, P. Soundararajan, K. Balakrishnan and B. Srinivasan from India. This is an excellent global opportunity to recognize the meritorious efforts by individual and organization. The research findings were published on world’s prestigious Journal of Psychiatry. Prevalent mental health problem in end-stage renal disease patients treated with haemodialysis. Our aim is to assess the demographic and psychological factors associated with depression among Haemodialysis patients and elucidated the relationships between depression, anxiety and Life events scale in Psychiatric illness and Diagnosis. This study enrolled 130 end-stage renal disease patients aged >18 years on haemodialysis. Depression and anxiety were assessed with the HAM-D (Hamilton rating scale for Depression) and HAM-A (Hamilton rating scale for anxiety) were used to analyze the models. A total of 46 patients were administered HAM-Din which majority of the patients (n=22, 47.82%) had scored for severe depressive features. HAM-A was administered to 16 patients. One patient from each diagnosis had moderate anxiety and one patient had a severe depressive disorder. Among Hemodialysis patients, depression was associated with a low BMI and an increased number of co morbid physical illnesses. A prospective study would prove helpful in determining whether early detection and early intervention of co morbid depression and anxiety among haemodialysis patients would reduce the illness effects. Depression as a co morbid illness in patients with ESRD has been more extensively studied. Depression appears to be the most frequent psychological complication of haemodialysis patients. Less attention has been paid to anxiety, and hence, the information in the medical literature is sparser with regard to information on practical anxiety screening tools, the potential effects of race/ethnicity on anxiety, and the preferred methods of treatment of anxiety in patients with ESRD. The psychiatric burden experienced by patients with ESRD may have profound effects on their quality of life and response to treatment. Such patients often develop depressive or anxiety disorders in response to these stresses, and of course, they may develop ESRD with underlying psychiatric illnesses that may not be directly related to kidney disease or kidney failure. The management plan for medical treatment as well as for possible psychotherapy of patients with ESRD should take these issues into consideration. In the meanwhile, individualized psychotherapeutic interventions for patients who report depressive symptoms and anxiety disorders and the development of psychiatric services in primary and secondary health care in patients undergoing regular haemodialysis would help those patients. Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing haemodialysis. To assess the demographic and psychological factors associated with depression among Haemodialysis patients and elucidated the relationships between depression, anxiety and Life events scale in Psychiatric illness and Diagnosis. Some conceptual and methodological issues were associated with this study. The study was conducted in a hospital setting and hence cannot be generalised to community. The study was conducted over a period of 12 months, the sample size being too small for generalisation. Further studies with a longer study period with psychiatric intervention and higher sample size may be helpful to assess quality of life outcome in patients with depression and anxiety who are undergoing haemodialysis. 

Pal Dinesh Kumar, Kumar Amit, Dr. Dutt Bhupender and Sharma Sachin receive George Bentham Research Award-2015 in Ethnobotany

28 February, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP

 In a major move in the field of Ethnobiology and Traditional Medicine, Pal Dinesh Kumar, Kumar Amit, Dr. Dutt Bhupender and Sharma Sachin from India are awarded with George Bentham Research Award-2015 in Ethnobotany. The worldwide competition involved many countries. World’s scientific communities turn their attention to merit of the scientific concept involved in it. It is catalyzing the funding and research enthusiasm. The research findings appeared on world’s prestigious unit. Amit Kumar after completing his masters from Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun, India. Amit Kumar is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Department of Habitat Ecology, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. He has been actively working in the field of phyto- taxonomy, ethnobotany and forestry for the last three years and has seven publications in different national and international journals. Mr Dinesh Kumar Pal has done his M.Sc. in Forestry (Forest Products) from the Department of Forest Products, College of Forestry, Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India-173230 and is presently working as an Agriculture Officer in Bank of India. His areas of interest include plant exploration studies, phyto-taxonomy, forestry and ethnobotany. He has got expertise in identification of medicinal and aromatic plants and other endemic species of the temperate Himalayas, along with experience in cultivation and nursery techniques of some important medicinal and aromatic plants of the area. He has published one research paper in an international journal. Dr. Bhupender Dutt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Products, College of Forestry, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan and is working for the Last 15 years. He is engaged in multifarious activities of teaching, research, extension education and other related activities as assigned from time to time. Main areas of expertise include Survey, Identification and documentation of medicinal & aromatic plants, conservation/ maintenance of germplasm of rare, endangered and threatened species (RET) of medicinal and aromatic plants and other endemic species of the temperate Himalayas. He has also conducted work on documentation of ehnomedicinal plants of different regions of Himachal Pradesh. He has published about 50 research papers, 40 popular articles in different national and international journals and has also published many book chapters, bulletins etc,. He has also authored one booklet, 10 project reports and a number of extension articles. He has guided 6 M.Sc. and 3 Ph.D. Students in the field of different aspects of documentation and inventorisation of phytodiversity with emphasis on medicinal and aromatic plants; besides handling different research projects as Principal Investigator /Co- Principal Investigator funded by ICAR, MEoF and DST. Sachin Sharma after perusal of his M.Sc. in forestry from Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun, India, Sachin Sharma has enrolled for his Ph.D. from Department of Botany, Kumaun University, Nainital. Also serving at Botanical Survey of India, Eastern regional center, Shillong, India. His area of interests are plant taxonomy (specialization in ferns), plant ecology and ethnobotany. He has 15 published research articles in different national and international journals. Himalayan forests are the repository of large number of medicinal plants valuable for the local people. These plants hold a great importance in traditional healthcare systems thereby providing clues to new areas of research in human wellbeing and biodiversity conservation. The present study documented the indigenous knowledge and usage of 98 plants belonging to 61 families and 95 genera in Theog Forest Division of Himachal Pradesh, North Western Himalaya. The information on traditional use was collected through semi-structured questionnaires and personal interviews. The highest number of species (38) were reported to be utilized as edibles followed by medicinal and aromatic (30), fodder (23), fuelwood (16), veterinary medicine (12) and agricultural implements (8). The leaves (43 species) were most commonly used plant part followed by wood (30), fruits (21) and whole plant (10). The family Fabaceae (7 species) followed by Lamiaceae (5), Rosaceae (5) and Asteraceae (4) were the dominant families of plants utilized by the locals. Plants studied were used as medicine, food, fuelwood, fodder and in socio-religious ceremonies. The study aimed at gathering knowledge pertaining to ethnic uses of plants in order to conserve the ethnobotanical wisdom of people in the study area. Of total 442 plant species found in the area, 98 species (22%) were recorded and identified, which are being utilized by the indigenous people. The documentation will help in the preservation of indigenous knowledge of locals of the region. The study was conducted with limited resources and further work to find out the nutrients available, methods of preparation and doses (for medicinal plants) and phyto-chemicals responsible for the action in these species will add to the findings of this work. In order to preserve traditional knowledge, the management authorities need to prepare ‘Community Biodiversity Register’ which should include documentation of local herbs, their usage as well as indigenous knowledge lying behind the biological resources and also there is a need to encourage and ensure active participation of local communities in sustainable harvesting and conservation of natural resources. In order to recognize economic value of widely available phyto-resources, on ground policy tools have failed which has resulted in a dearth of studies that document traditional knowledge. Locals have recognized the importance and role of plants they could play in developing their economy. Thus, there is a need of policy mix and inter-sectoral integration which focus on coordination at spatial and instrumental scales. Block or division offices in various districts might be encouraged to get involved in documenting the traditional knowledge of locals across the country. An adaptive and integrated policy approach both at national and local levels should be developed to document and preserve the traditional knowledge before it goes extinct. Dinesh Kumar Pal contributed to the collection of data through questionnaire surveys, analysis of data; Amit Kumar contributed to the analysis, interpretation of data and writing the manuscript; Bhupender Dutt contributed to the design of questionnaire forms, and Sachin Sharma contributed to analysis and interpretation of data. All authors have read and approved the manuscript and declared that they have no competing interests. 



Z.T. Al Ahmar receives World Dentistry Research Award- 2015

26 February, 2015, Iraq, USA NEWS CORP 

 Z.T. Al Ahmar receives World Dentistry Research Award- 2015. The research findings were published on world's prestigious most read journal: The Journal for Dentistry. Aim: This study was to designed to compare differences in transverse dimensions of dental arches, alveolar widths and skeletal factors of Class II division 1, Class II division 2 malocclusion. Methods: Dentoskeletal characteristics of class II malocclusion subjects were evaluated using cephalometric radiograph and dental cast of 70 untreated patients. Sample included 37 class II Division 1 and 33 class II Division 2 malocclusion patients. Inter canine, inter premolar, inter molar, inter canine alveolar, inter premolar alveolar ,inter molar alveolar widths are measured on study models. Radiographs digitized using Auto CAD program all the data compared by independent t- test. Results: Showed statistically significant difference between groups for maxillary inter premolar, inter molar, alveolar inter premolar, mandibular inter canine and inter canine alveolar. Results revealed SNB angle was responsible for skeletal sagittal difference between groups. Class II division 1 showed a retrognathic mandible. Conclusion: maxillary inter premolar, inter molar and alveolar interpremolar widths were significantly narrower in the Class II division 1. Rapid maxillary expansion rather than slow expansion may be considered. There was a significant reduction of mandibular intercanine width in division 2 subjects. Cass II division 1 subject show more retrognathic mandible than class II division 2 subjects. The data suggest that knowledge of the craniofacial growth process particularly skeletal and dentoalveolar growth pattern in Class II malocclusion patients orthodontic and orthopedic therapies may be a clinical usefulness procedure leading to proper choice of treatment time, modality to improve and to shorten the period of treatment, avoiding adverse consequences. The limitation of the study lies in the fact that the database collected from the cephalometric x-ray of untreated patients with class II malocclusion which is a two dimensional view instead of using a digital computerized tomography scan(3D ) view so that the dimensions can be measured in a 3 axis of lines. The research was conducted by the Author at the University of Babylon, Iraq. The author has given their contribution to this paper in relation to her competing interests. 



Noor Ud Din Zargar* and K.Z. Khan receive World Chemical Science Award-2015

26 February, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP 

 Noor Ud Din Zargar* and K.Z. Khan receive World Chemical Science Award-2015. The research findings were published on world's prestigious most read journal: The Journal of Chemical Science. Dimethylsulphoxide acetic-anhydride reagent converts 1,3-indandione to the ylide (2) and a dimer 1H,1/H- 2,2/-biindene 1,1/-3,3/(2H,2/H)-tetrone(3) at room temperature but brings about Wittig type synthesis of 2-dimethyl sulphonium-2/,3-biindene-1,1/,3/-trione(4)by alternate workup process under similar conditions. However,at water bath temperature the reaction affords an oxidative cyclisation product 2-methyl-1,2/-biindene 1/,3,3/(2H)trione (5) along with (2) and (4). Authors are thankful to Department of Chemistry, University of Kashmir for providing all the research facilities. Zargar N.D. is also thankful to supervisor Prof. K.Z. Khan for encouragement. Authors are highly grateful to RSIC Chandigarh Punjab University, India for recording spectra of the compounds. 

Saif Hameed and Zeeshan Fatima receive Robert Koch Research Award-2015 in Tuberculosis

26 February, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP


 Saif Hameed and Zeeshan Fatima receive Robert Koch Research Award-2015 in Tuberculosis. The research findings were published on world's prestigious most read journal: The Journal of Chest Disease and Tuberculosis. One-third of the world's population is thought to have been infected with M. tuberculosis, with new infections occurring in about 1% of the population each year. In 2007, an estimated 13.7 million chronic cases were active globally, while in 2013, an estimated 9 million new cases occurred. In 2013 there was between 1.3 and 1.5 million associated deaths, most of which occurred indeveloping countries. The total number of tuberculosis cases has been decreasing since 2006, and new cases have decreased since 2002. The rate of tuberculosis in different areas varies across the globe; about 80% of the population in many Asian and African countries tests positive in tuberculin tests, while only 5–10% of the United States population tests positive. More people in the developing world contract tuberculosis because of a poor immune system, largely due to high rates of HIV infection and the corresponding development of AIDS. Tuberculosis (TB) is among the leading causes of mortality throughout the world. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is the causative agent of TB, infecting more than 1/3 of the world's human population. MTB has adopted numerous features which contribute to its survival within the hostile environment. MTB has unique cell wall with high lipid content and displays a wide array of complex lipids and lipoglycans on its cell surface. Its cell wall is composed of 60% lipids, mainly mycolic acid (MA) which is responsible for low permeability of their cells to various antibiotics rendering drug resistance as well as the characteristic differential acid fast staining. Mycobacterial lipids which play an imperative role during the infection of MTB have been known to be involved in its pathogenicity. Certainly, closer view is required to further elucidate the role of lipids and many other lipid derivatives in establishment of MTB infection. Taken together, this review focuses on the significance of lipid molecule in MTB far from being just a building block of cell membrane and an energy reservoir to meet the energy expenses of the cell. TB remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. 11 new grants from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will speed development of TB vaccines, diagnostic tests, and drugs in support of the Global Plan to Stop TB . Financial assistance in the form of Young Scientist awards (2013/37B/45/BRNS/1903) to Z.F and S.H. from Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Mumbai and (SR/FT/LS-173/2010) to Z.F from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi is deeply acknowledged. We thank Prof. S. M. Paul Khurana, Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology for encouragement.







24 December, 2014, MauritaniaUSA NEWS CORP

Mauritania, nuclear medicine centre, radiotherapy, cancer, IAEAThe opening of Mauritania’s first ever nuclear medicine centre with IAEA support last month will lead to improved access to modern diagnostics and treatment, as well as lower costs. The new facility is part of the country’s National Oncology Centre, which opened in 2010. The centres offer comprehensive services in diagnosing, treating and managing cancer and other diseases in Mauritania and the surrounding region.  “We are very enthusiastic about this relationship [with the IAEA], which has begun to deliver very positive results in a very short time,” said Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania, at the inauguration of the new facility. “In terms of medical treatment of cancer, we are now in a fairly comfortable position in the sub-region.”  Nuclear medicine and radiotherapy are two key areas of medicine that use radiation and atoms that emit radiation, known as radionuclides, to diagnose, treat and manage diseases.  For an audio feature on the opening of the nuclear medicine centre, including an interview with President Abdel Aziz, listen to our IAEA Talk podcast: La transformation du traitement du cancer en Mauritanie.  Facing cancer head-on  Cancer is increasingly recognized as a major public health problem across Africa. The burden of the disease has worsened as rising living standards have led to lifestyle and environmental changes that increase the incidence of cancer, such as unhealthy diets, pollution and physical inactivity.  For many years, Mauritania, one of Africa’s 34 least developed countries, has struggled to address the financial and human costs related to cancer. Haematological malignancies and solid tumours, for example, require specialized treatments that were not available at Mauritanian hospitals, requiring patients to seek treatment abroad. Cancer of the cervix, breast, prostate, liver and ovary are among the most common in the country.  Today, Mauritania offers patients options for care closer to home. The two centres provide radiotherapy and nuclear medicine.....  







The son of Hollywood’s actors Jackie Chan has been charged with drug offence and if convicted, singer Jaycee Chan could face up to three years in prison. Chinese prosecutors in Beijing charged Jaycee Chan, for sheltering others to use drugs, more than 4 months after he was detained. In August, the police detained Jaycee at his apartment with Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai along with 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of Marijuana. Police informed that both Jaycee and Ko were tested positive for Marijuana and admitted using the drug. Jaycee Chan’s this act was embarrassing particularly for his more famous father, Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan came forward and apologized over his son’s arrest, saying that he is “heartbroken” and “ashamed”. “Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked,” Jackie Chan said on his microblog. “As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken,”.....







16 December, 2014, U.S., USA NEWS CORP

The Senate approved President Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control. Dailymail reported that Vivek Murthy attracted opposition from gun-rights advocates because of his belief that doctors should ask patients about guns in the home. He founded Doctors for Obama, a campaign group that supported the Obamacare law. 51-37 vote barely cleared the bar just days before the GOP takes control of the Senate and will run all its committees. Murthy, 37, a physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, won confirmation on a vote of 51-43. He's a co-founder of Doctors for America – originally called Doctors for Obama – a group that has pushed for affordable health care and supports Obama's health care law. Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso said most of Murthy's career has been spent as an activist focused on gun control and other political issues, rather than on treating patients. 'Americans don't want a surgeon general who might use this position... 

Serial Bravehearts? New Video Surfaces of Rohtak Sisters in Action15 December, 2014, India, USA NEWS CORP

The story has turned to a new rout now. Now it is colored with castism (upper and lower cast). It seems issue is being painted now for politics. Since the evolution of issue from Bus ride, Rohtak, Haryana, India, it is taking turns weeks by weeks. Earlier the issue was dispute over seat number allocation. Later it turned towards molestation. Now it turns towards castism. As new videos are emerging day by day, the authenticity of girl's claim in under suspense. Some eyewitness and video concludes that whole picture is drafted, and once it was a success, it is being used for molestation. Had another video in which these two girls are beating a boy in a park not aired, it would become hard to know the other side of story. In both videos aired yet, only these girls are beating rudely. Molestation could not be seen in these videos. It is never told that who shoots these videos and ...





University of Southern California held its fourth annual Community Bowl

14 December, 2014, U.S., USA NEWS CORP


University of Southern California held its fourth annual Community Bowl on Dec. 6 at El Sereno Middle School, in which over 140 student-athletes partnered with more than 300 El Sereno students to beautify the school, practice good study habits and play games.  The focus of the day was mentorship on behalf of the Trojans, as representatives from nearly every sport spent one-on-one time with the middle school students. The entire day was a success with the students completing over 30 projects ranging from mural painting to flower planting to school clean up. Some 140 USC student-athletes joined more than 300 El Sereno Middle School students Dec. 6 for USC's fourth annual Community Bowl. They beautified the school, shared good study habits and played games. Flowers, like all plants, need good soil in order to grow up strong and healthy. Regardless of whether you are planting your flowers in a pot or a garden, good soil is a must. Avoid soil that is heavy with clay, sand, or rocks, and that has a balanced pH near 7. Flowers need at least six inches of loose soil to start out growing in, so loosen up a top layer at least this deep.  Although flowers are typically easy to grow, they can’t be grown just anywhere. An area with too much direct sun or too much shade will be difficult for some flowers to grow in. Find a happy medium with a location that has sun and shade throughout the day....




13 December, 2014, China, USA NEWS CORP
Xi Jinping October 2013 (cropped).jpgNANJING, China. Xi Jinping said Saturday that no one can deny the Nanjing Massacre, as China for the first time held a national day of remembrance for the Japanese military rampage that Beijing says killed 300,000 people. A crowd of 10,000 people attended a ceremony in Nanjing to mark the 77th anniversary of the massacre, including ageing survivors some in their 90s of the Japanese invasion of the eastern city on December 13, 1937. The crowds sang China’s national anthem at the ceremony broadcast live on national television, followed by a moment of silence, as a siren symbolising grief blared and the Chinese flag flew at half-mast under clear skies. “Anyone who tries to deny the massacre will not be allowed by history, the souls of the 300,000 deceased victims, 1.3 billion Chinese people and all people loving peace and justice in the world,” Xi Jinping said in a speech at the ceremony, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. Later 3,000 doves symbolising peace were released into the skies in memory of the victims, according to Xinhua. In February, China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s Communist Party-controlled legislature, made the anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre an official day of remembrance along with September 3 to mark the country’s victory against Japan in 1945 as tensions with Japan over a ....




Mamata Banerjee is on biggest attack as Madan Mitra is arrested by CBI


13 December, 2014, India, USA NEWS CORP


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing the biggest ever setback in her entire political career as for the first time a minister of her Cabinet. Madan Mitra is arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation. Mamata Banerjee's rantings that the BJP Govt. is after her and has set the CBI after her and her party as a political vendetta is difficult to swallow. The first arrest involving a TMC big wig was made in September 2013 much before the present Govt, at the centre came to power. More arrests have followed as the investigation has progressed. Mamata may be personally clean but the same cannot be said about all her party men. People expect support and security from the CBI. opposed the slain leader’s wife Bharti alleging that the CBI and the Mamata Banerjee government were shielding the accused for political reasons. Angry Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the BJP for misusing power. It is a direct fire attack by BJP against TMC. BJP is supposed to gain publicity by this step in West Bengal. The chief minister termed the CBI move "illegal and unconstitutional". Mamata Banerjee said the central agency has set a "bad precedent" by arresting a minister without informing the government or the assembly speaker. Mitra participated in many Saradha programmes and heaped praises on group chairman Sudipto Sen for creating job opportunities for thousands of people and assured help if the group faced any difficulties....



Tom Cruise's Daughter Isabella become Hairdresser at London Salon

10 December, 2014, UKUSA NEWS CORP


Isabella is Hollywood star Tom Cruise and former wife Nicole Kidman's adopted daughter. She is working as a hairdresser in England.  Isabella, 21 year old, is said to have completed a course at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and is now working at their prestigious London salon. The hair stylist reportedly decided to follow entirely different path than her famous parents by signing up the 30 week course, which costs 15,000 pounds.  Isabella has been getting stuck in at work and doesn't make a discussion about who her parents are. Some of her colleagues don't even realise who she is. Isabella opted to stay with Tom Cruise, 52, after his divorce from Nicole Kidman, 47, in 2001 and became interested in Scientology, like her father. Since moving to England, Isabella, who previously studied at a London art college, has apparently taken to living in the British capital and now enjoys hanging out in new bars and restaurants with her fellow stylist friends. Thomas "Tom" Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps (1981) and The Outsiders (1983), his first leading role was in Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun (1986). He has since 1996 been well known for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series...






Winter chills North India

13 December, 2014, CambodiaUSA NEWS CORP

Winter is affecting life of people. Rain is igniting winter. Winter, occurring from December to March. The year's coldest months are December and January, when temperatures average around 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) in the northwest; temperatures rise as one proceeds towards the equator, peaking around 20–25 °C (68–77 °F) in mainland India's southeast. Once the monsoons subside, average temperatures gradually fall across India. As the Sun's vertical rays move south of the equator, most of the country experiences moderately cool weather; temperatures change by about Template:Per degree of latitude. December and January are the coldest months, with mean temperatures of in Indian Himalayas. Mean temperatures are higher in the east and south, where reach Daytime view looking down from a snowy ridge onto a mountain valley far below, lost in mist. Continuing into the far distance at right, a series of high snow-covered mountains continue the ridge. The mountains are mostly covered in evergreen forest; dappled sunlight strikes the snow cover. Inclement conditions in the Indian Himalayas: a view of Gulmarg, a popular tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir in winter. In northwestern India region, virtually cloudless conditions prevail in October and







This tree is slowly engulfing a stone statue. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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UNESCO Conference calls for protected cultural zones to be established in Syria and Iraq

10 December, 2014, SyriaUSA NEWS CORP


UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today called for the creation of “protected cultural zones” around heritage sites in Syria and Iraq. Opening an international conference on threats to cultural heritage and diversity in these countries at UNESCO Headquarters, she suggested a start could be made with the city of Aleppo, and especially the Omeyyad Mosque, a highly iconic site located in the World Heritage Syrian city of Aleppo. “It is not too late to take action,” she said. 

The Director-General denounced the persecution of minorities, the attacks on cultural heritage and the illicit trafficking in cultural properties as “part of a strategy of deliberate cultural cleansing of exceptional violence”. “The concept of cultural cleansing describes what is happening on the ground” agreed Mr Adama Dieng, Special advisor of the Secretary General on the prevention of Genocide. Irina Bokova added that “there can be no purely military solution to this crisis. To fight fanaticism, we also need to reinforce education, a defence against hatred, and protect heritage, which helps forge collective identity.” This was supported by both Staffan de Mistura, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria, and Nikolay Mladenov, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Iraq, who emphasized the need to integrate education and culture into emergency measures, along with humanitarian aid, to protect human rights and vulnerable civilian populations......





US issues travel advisory to its citizens in Sri Lanka


10 December, 2014, Sri LankaUSA NEWS CORP
Sri Lanka is to face election next year. The United States advised its citizens in Sri Lanka to avoid political rallies and demonstrations, during the Presidential Election campaign period. Overseas Security Advisory Council - Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the US Department of State in a message advised its citizens to monitor local media in case of public disturbances.“Sri Lanka will hold a Presidential Election on January 8, 2015. The campaign will feature large public events‎ and rallies. Political rallies and election campaigns in Sri Lanka have occasionally turned violent. US citizens are reminded to avoid polling stations, large public gatherings, political rallies and demonstrations. US citizens are advised to monitor local media in case of public disturbances,” the message stated. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens living or traveling in Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives enroll with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency. U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll at the Embassy. U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairswebsite, where the current Worldwide CautionTravel WarningsTravel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review "Traveler's Checklist," which includes valuable security information for those living and traveling abroad. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well.

Australia prepares for OPERATION BRING THEM HOME

07 December, 2014, AustraliaUSA NEWS CORP

Dutch authorities have confirmed that all of the 38 Australian victims who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was downed in Eastern Ukraine have now been formally identified. Operation Bring Them Home will conclude in the coming weeks when the final remains of the victims are reunited with their families. The Journal of Humanities and Social Science admits that the successful recovery, identification and repatriation of the victims has been a painstaking and meticulous process. It has been a tremendously difficult period for the families and for all Australians. After such a long wait, we can now be assured that the Australian victims have been accorded the dignity and respect they deserve. Our determination to bring the perpetrators of this atrocity to justice is undiminished. The Australian and Dutch governments continue to press for full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166. Progress continues on the two investigations that are underway by the Dutch Safety Board and the criminal investigation being led by the Dutch Public Prosecution Service. We owe it to the victims and their families that these investigations are concluded successfully and that those responsible are brought to justice....


How, Silly Man finally got rid of the trap of his wife 

06 December, 2014, India, USA NEWS CORP

MUMBAI: A man, who sought separation from his wife alleging that she was aggressive and autocratic with an insatiable appetite for sex, was granted divorce by a family court here. The husband had approached the family court in January, saying that his wife was "adamant, aggressive, stubborn and autocratic" and would pick up quarrels for no reason. The man, in his petition told the court that she was showing an "excessive and insatiable desire for sex" and harassed him since their marriage in April 2012. He also alleged that she administered him medicines and also forced him to consume liquor. The husband alleged that she used to force him into having unnatural sex and whenever he tried to resist it, she would abuse him following which he had to succumb to her pressure and persistent demands. He told the court that he worked in shifts leaving him very tired, and even then he was compelled to satisfy her 'lust'. Hes said, The woman even went to the extent of threatening him that if her demands are not fulfilled.. 






Irregular Menstruatiion of your girlfriend can lead to Increased Infertility
06 December 2014 India,  USANEWSCORP
If your girlfriend is angry, quarreling with you, crying at you, irritating, and getting frustrate, check out if she is with irregular menstruatiion. What kinds of problems do your girlfriends have with their periods? 
Women can have a range of problems with their periods, including pain, heavy bleeding, and skipped periods. Amenorrhea (ay-men-uh-REE-uh) — the lack of a menstrual period. This term is used to describe the absence of a period in: Young women who haven't started menstruating by age 15 Women and girls who haven't had a period for 90 days, even if they haven't been menstruating for long Causes can include: Pregnancy Breastfeeding Extreme weight loss Eating disorders Excessive exercising Stress Serious medical conditions in need of treatment As above, when your menstrual cycles come regularly, this means that important parts of your body are working normally. In some ..





Osteoporosis, affecting Romance and sex of your girlfriend on dieting

06 December 2014 Iraq,  USANEWSCORP

Bone is a composition tissue that consists of organic components, type I collagen, non collagenous proteins and in organic components, mainly hydroxyapatite crystals, viable osteoblasts acting in concert with multiple growth factors, which are essential for the repair and regeneration of bone. The eating disorders anorexia and bulimia can weaken your bones and increase your risk of osteoporosis when you are older. If you have anorexia you become very thin, but you don’t 








Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for cancer treatment: A new hope

Egypt, 01 December 2014 – USANEWSCORP

 There has been resurgence of interest in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BCNT) in recent years as a safe and successful manner in cancer treatments. The report has appeared recently on world's leading Journal for Cancer. A prerequisite for BNCT to become a viable cancer treatment option is to develop nuclear systems capable of producing epithermal neutron beams of desired characteristics that may be constructed at an acceptable cost, placed in medical centres worldwide, and operated safely and economically, so accelerators may be a suitable tool for getting the neutrons... 






Why Girls wear Jeans!
India, 28 November 2014 – USANEWSCORP

Every other day, some politician would say that "rapes happen because girls wear jeans". Here are the reasons why Girls wear jeans: 1. Skirts/Shorts: Yes, Girls love to wear them considering how hot it gets in cities like Delhi and Mumbai but would guys stop glaring at girls lecherously if they wore them? I think not. And God forbid, if someone tries to tease a girl wearing a skirt orshorts and she goes to a cop to complain. Here's what she'll hear: "Look at the way you're dressed. You asked for it." One down. 2. Salwaar Kameez: They have no pockets so girls have to carry money in purses. Girls don't really like that, you know. Also the dupatta which is supposed to 'protect' girls is not only a major nuisance but also a cause for concern if you've read.. 


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 27 November 2014 – USANEWSCORP

The decision to change the names of eight roads in the capital came after a request from the Conference of Rulers, said Federal Territories Deputy Minister Senator Datuk J. Loga Bala Mohan. This is the first renaming of roads in the capital since DBKL came under fire in 2008 for renaming Jalan Alor, a famous 35-year old tourist spot for hawker foods, to Jalan Kejora. Agong titles plus their names are too long to remember. Long names are not easy for GPS tracking on Cell Phone too.









Hong Kong police on Wednesday finally arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of pro-democracy protests that have shaken the Asian financial hub since August, and began swiftly clearing a major demonstration site. Riot police lightly scuffled with protesters trying to resist attempts to force them off the streets of the gritty Mong Kok district following clashes overnight. Still hundreds of protesters remained on Nathan Road, at the heart of the protest site in Mong Kok, brandishing yellow banners and chanting demands for “full democracy” in the former British colony, but were pushed back by the large number of police. Within about two hours most of the protesters’ tents had been.... 



White paper is to expose IS real intention: Najib

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Ferguson protests around U.S. jams streets
From New York to Los Angeles and many cities in between, protesters are on the streets to denounce a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. A day after the country learned there would be no criminal charges against Wilson for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown, protests sprouted up in more than 170 U.S. cities immediately. Few demonstrations blocked bridges, tunnels and major highways. But unlike the violence that erupted in Ferguson on Monday night, the protests across the country Tuesday night were largely symbolic. New York Hundreds of people marched through Times Square, shutting down traffic on 7th Avenue -- one of the city's busiest streets leading to financial slump. Some demonstrators also directed their anger at New York police spontaneously. Protesters shut down lanes of the FDR, or Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive. "Mike Brown! Mike Brown!" they chanted in anguish. Several long lines of protesters marched their way through the city. Police, who were nearby in large numbers, stayed back and let the marchers go peacefully.....



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Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said he will do what he wants and "will not take anybody's advice". "What I have been saying and doing, I will keep doing it. I am not weak or lesser in ability to those who are giving me suggestions. I will not take anybody's advice," Manjhi said, speaking after inaugurating a meeting of doctors belonging to SC and ST communities in the state capital. Manjhi's controversial state- 
"upper castes are foreigners", 
"chopping the hands of doctors", 
I may become prime minister one day
(.... Jitan Ram Manjhi has now grown up child and cooking chili powder for his own party leadership....party is feeling discomfort with recipes he is cooking day by day, Once upon a time Jitan Ram Manjhi ate chooha, now he is serving this to party just for taste change!!....chill out)


How cardiac arrest killed Mike Nichols Inside Story


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Mike Nichols was a German-born American film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian. He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. Nichols's impressive five-decade career won him an Oscar, four Emmys, nine Tonys, a Grammy and AFI and Kennedy Center honors, among several other accolades.
Nichols (one of America’s most celebrated directors) started taking those chances in the 1960s and began to guide such enduring efforts as the films Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate (Best Director Oscar), Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood and Working Girl, as well as Catch-22, Heartburn, Postcards from the Edge and The Birdcage; the Broadway smashes Annie, Spamalot, Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and Neil Simon's The Odd Couple and Plaza Suite, among others; and the Emmy-laden HBO miniseries Angels in America. His death was announced by James Goldston, the president of ABC News. Mr. Nichols was married to the ABC broadcaster Diane .....

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Mr. Reckless told the Times the UKIP leader had changed the party's policy. EU migrants already in the UK would be allowed to remain. party had previously guaranteed people from the EU would be able to stay for a two-year "transitional period" while negotiations with the EU took place - the aim of which would be a deal allowing both EU nationals already in the UK and Britons living in the EU to remain where they were. "The only thing that has been clarified is that irrespective of what the EU may do for Britons living there, people from the EU living here will stay permanently, irrespective of anything the EU may determines about Britons living in the EU." "Until Nigel changed it on Wednesday, the policy of the party was everyone can stay for the transitional period, no doubt about that, that there would then be a permanent arrangement which would be part of the EU negotiation." He said "I've always thought we should allow people to stay permanently regardless, because that's the right thing to do by them and it's also the right thing for our party in terms of how we want to look to the country." Mr. Reckless made the controversial comments during a televised hustings on 
Tuesday evening. He added: "Anyone who has legally entered the country has a right to remain. We do not believe in retrospective legislation."


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Why Arundhati Roy Enjoy Cast System Politics for Cheap Popularity: Hidden Agenda
"Caste is at the heart of the India politics, Indian societyIndian businessIndian economics. This modern democracy and the free market has not done away with it. India's perceived prosperity has not reduced the inequalities enshrined in the Indian caste system," said the author of the God of Small Things: Arundhati Roy. (Does it reflect in anyway, that she is against of it?)  'WHY' not to work instead of commenting...? She said: "Political power itself has been undermined by the new economy. So, you have now major corporations running political parties, owning the media, deciding what the debates will be. And you have the situations where you have these handful of corporations... 



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  1. colored and nice

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  2. Teen girls can also face osteoporosis, plz tell??

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