Fiber Residues from Canavalia ensiformis L. Seeds with Potential Use in Food Industry

Author(s):Maira Rubi Segura-Campos, Lourdes Manrique-Reynoso, Luis Chel-Guerrero, David Betancur-Ancona

The objective of this research was to determine the physicochemical characteristics of fiber residues from Jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis L.) obtained by two technological processes. The proximal composition of the fiber residues from Canavalia ensiformis registered values of moisture, ash, protein, fat, fiber and nitrogen-free extract (NFE) of 7.14%, 3.17%, 9.14%, 1.34%, 23.84% and 62.51% for residue A and 4.74%, 2.68%, 7.73%, 1.39%, 23.76% and 64.44% for residue B. Total dietary fiber (TDF) Continue reading

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Call For Papers- Special Issue on GMO food or NOT

Agricultural SciencesAgricultural Sciences

ISSN Print: 2156-8553
ISSN Online: 2156-8561


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GMO food or NOT

No matter if we want or not, GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) food is around our daily life now. We saw beautiful tomato and corn in the supermarket, which are designed like standardized products with same size and color. They are easily to be planted and managed, some farmers said. Continue reading

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Can Ophthalmoscope Predict Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?

Author(s):Naglaa Abdul-Maboud Soliman, Wafaa Mostafa Abd-El Gawad

Background & Aim: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) share similar pathophysiological background of vascular damage. So we aimed to study the relationship between DR and silent CAD in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Subject & Methods: A cross sectional study was performed on 40 patients with T2DM from diabetic outpatient clinic in Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt from June 2012 to December 2012. All patients were subjected to data collection, laboratory analysis and imaging studies. Patients with known CAD, abnormal Continue reading

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In Response to a Recent Question about Advances in Anthropology (AA)

Some of you may have noticed the blog post by Jeffrey Beall who is campaigning ( against Open Access and as such also against SCIRP as one of the largest Open Access journal publishers: .

SCIRP has always made public, changes on Editorial Boards with resignations and additions. The Editorial Board is listed in all of its journals in the Continue reading

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Personality Traits and Facebook Use: The Combined/Interactive Effect of Extraversion, Neuroticism and Conscientiousness

Author(s) : Louise La Sala, Jason Skues, Sharon Grant


two-way interaction
Plot of the two-way interaction between Neuroticism and
Extraversion for number of Facebook friends for students. N = Neuroticism,
E = Extraversion.

This study examined the influence of Big Five personality traits on Facebook usage and examined the interactions of traits in this context based on Torgersen’s (1995) typological approach. The effect of self-esteem, narcissism, loneliness, shyness and boredom proneness on Facebook usage was also investigated. The sample included both student (N = 190) and (N = 184) non-student samples. Narcissism was the strongest predictor of time spent on Facebook per day for both students and non-students. Narcissism was also the strongest predictor of number of daily logins for non-students, however, agreeableness was the strongest predictor of Continue reading

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The Ebola Crisis in the West African Region: Should It Have Been So Severe?

Author:Ezeakukwu E. Nsoedo

A lot of factors magnified the severity of the Ebola outbreak in the West African region. The various regional governments lack the rudimental health care structure and support equipment necessary to checkmate outbreak of infectious diseases like Ebola. The overriding factor that impacted the management of the spread of Ebola disease is the lack of leadership among the various national governments to adapt available health information in the formulation Continue reading

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Integration of Fogo Player and SAGE (Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment) for 8K UHD Video Exhibition

Author(s) :Jane de Almeida, Guido Lemos de Souza Filho, Carlos Eduardo Coelho Freire Batista, Lucenildo Lins de Aquino Junior, Jose Ivan Vilarouca Filho, Manoel Silva Neto, Cicero Inacio da Silva, Leandro Ciuffo, Iara Machado, Clayton Reis da Silva

After 4K, 8K UHD resolution can be considered the new challenge for film, visualization and television. Due to the dimension of 8K image, the remote micro and macro images are considered appropriate for visualization with scientific and educational purposes. This article describes the implementation of the 8K video plug-in to play UHD videos into the SAGE, a collaborative environment for the advancement of scientific research and education developed by EVL (Electronic Visualization Laboratory), upgrading its current resolution for video playing Continue reading

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Investigating Land-Use Change on Street Tree Ecosystems

Author(s):Thomas Turnbull1, Sharon Jean-Philippe1, Raymond Albright1, David Buckley1, Sean Schaeffer2, P. Eric Wiseman3

In the early 1940’s, during the early stages of the Manhattan Project (WWII), of rural communities in Anderson County, Tennessee was rapidly converted into laboratory facilities and the city of Oak Ridge. The environment that became Oak Ridge not only experienced pollutants from the laboratory activities, but also alterations from the land-use change from rural to urban areas. Therefore, Continue reading

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Call For Papers Special Issue on Marine Microbes

Advances in MicrobiologyMicrobes account for more than 90% of ocean biomass and constitute a hidden majority of life that flourishes in the sea. Marine microbes are tiny organisms that can only be seen under a microscope. They include cellular life forms: bacteria, fungi, algae and plankton along with the viruses that freeload on the cellular life forms. Much of this microbial life remains unknown because we cannot culture it in a test tube and it is difficult to observe in nature. Thus further study on marine microbes seems necessary and valuable.

In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original researches and review articles on exploring marine microbes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Continue reading

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Mathematical Modelling of Sterile Insect Technology for Mosquito Control

Author(s): Regina Jijoho Patinvoh1, Alfred Akpoveta Susu2


Reduction of mosquito populations will, at least, reduce substantially the transmission of malaria disease. One potential method of achieving this reduction is the environmentally-friendly population control method known as the Sterile Insect Control (SIT) method. The SIT method has so far Continue reading

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