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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 7 Issue 4 2014

Posted on 16. December, 2014.

Avian Biology Research provides a forum for people working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.

A new alkaloid from the mycelium of Inonotus obliquus

Posted on 11. April, 2014.

Inonotus obliquus, a white rot fungus that belongs to the family Hymenochaetaceae (Basidiomycetes), is mainly distributed in Europe, Asia, and North America. It has been used for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes since the 16th century in Russia, Poland and the Baltic countries and has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory and hepatoprotective effects.

Coordination Chemistry by F.Basolo and R.C.Johnson

Posted on 8. April, 2014.

At a very early stage in their course work in chemistry, students are introduced to a class of compounds referred to as coordination compounds, metal complexes, or just complexes. These compounds contain a central atom or ion, usually a metal, surrounded by several ions or molecules. The complex tends to retain its identity even in solution, although partial dissociation may occur. It may be a cation, an anion or be nonionic, depending on the sum of the charges of the central atom and the surrounding ions and molecules. It is the chemistry of this type of compound that is described in this book.

Contents: Journal Of Chemical Research Volume 38 Issue No. 4 2014

Posted on 7. April, 2014.

The Journal of Chemical Research is a monthly journal which has a broad international authorship and publishes research papers and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry. Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.

Effect of organic amendments on phytoavailability of nickel and growth of berseem(Trifolium alexandrinum) under nickel contaminated soil conditions

Posted on 28. March, 2014.

Since the green revolution, man-induced activities have redistributed many heavy metals from the earth’s crust to all environmental compartments. Therefore, environmental contamination by heavy metals has become a growing environmental risk at a global scale.

On the chemistry of inorganic free radicals in cloud water.

Posted on 27. March, 2014.

Cloud water droplets are formed by the condensation of water on to aerosol particles, known as cloud condensation nuclei, which occurs when the relative humidity in an ascending mass of air exceeds the saturation level due to adiabatic cooling. The chemical composition of cloud droplets has been the subject of several field studies in which rainwater is collected and analysed [1,2].

From the Science Reviews archive: UV radiation-induced enterobacterial responses, other processes that influence UV tolerance and likely environmental significance

Posted on 25. March, 2014.

The ability of enterobacteria to become UV-tolerant is important because such tolerance may enable organisms to resist irradiation in the environment, in water treatment, in shell-fish, in stages of food processing, and at locations in the domestic, commercial and hospital environment. 

Non-classical signalling of growth hormone in the chick neural retina?

Posted on 24. March, 2014.

Signalling normally involves the interaction of a ligand with its receptor in target sites. 
This brief review focuses on the possibility that Growth Hormone (GH) in the neural retina of early chick embryos acts non-classically or via 'non-classical' GH-receptors.

Synthesis and antitumour activity of certain pyridol[2,3-d] pyrimidine and 1,8-naphthyridine derivatives

Posted on 24. March, 2014.

In an effort to establish new candidates with improved anticancer activity, we report here the synthesis of various series of 2,4,5,7-tetrasubstituted pyrido[2,3-d ]pyrimidines and their related isosteres substituted 1,8-naphthyridines. The cytotoxic activity of the newly synthesised compounds against human breast cancer cell line, MCF7 was investigated.