Therapeutic Potential and Nutraceutical Profiling of North Bornean Seaweeds: A Review
Malaysia has a long coastline surrounded by various islands, including North Borneo, that provide a suitable environment for the growth of diverse species of seaweeds. Some of the important North Bornean seaweed species are Kappaphycus alvarezii, Eucheuma denticulatum, Halymenia durvillaei (Rhodo...
High-fat Diet Increases Sprague-Dawley Corticosterone Blood Levels with Nominal Change in Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) Level with Signs of Increased Mesenteric Adiposity
BACKGROUND: Corticosterone is a common hormone in research involving rodents as it is used to indicate and measure stress levels. It was widely reported that certain dietary habits and components induce Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis activity, with corticosterone found...
Eight weeks consumption of high-fat diet promotes Mesenteric fat deposition when compared to other rat diets
Metabolic syndrome is a grouping of several medical conditions plaguing the modern world today. Excessive visceral fat is strongly associated with abdominal obesity which is one of the characteristics of metabolic syndrome. In general, an unbalanced, rich diet plays an important role in...
Emotion Self-Regulation in Neurotic Students: A Pilot Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Assess Its Effectiveness through Brain Signals and Behavioral Data
Neuroticism has recently received increased attention in the psychology field due to the finding of high implications of neuroticism on an individual’s life and broader public health. This study aims to investigate the effect of a brief 6-week breathing-based mindfulness intervention (BMI)...
Antibacterial Properties of Essential Oil Extracted from Kaffir Lime (Citrus Hystrix) Peel
Background: Citrus hystrix (C. hystrix), locally known as ‘limau purut,’ is Malaysia’s major commercial fruit harvest. Besides being a common ingredient in Asian cuisines, the extracted essential oil has diverse applications. The essential oil can be extracted from peels ...
An Overview of Antibacterial and Antifungal Effects of Azadirachta indica Crude Extract: A Narrative Review
Azadirachta indica, commonly known as neem, or Margosa, originated in India. It is one of the species in the Azadirachta genus. It is native to South Asia's Indian subcontinent and dry areas such as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Maldives. The plant&...
Therapeutic potential of mangiferin against kidney disorders and its mechanism of action: A review
There is a swing in research developments concerning the utilization of natural products as effective pharmacotherapeutic agents due to their comparatively lower toxicities than synthetic compounds. Among natural products, mangiferin is a natural C-glucosyl xanthonoid polyphenol with remarkable pharmacolog...
The science of resveratrol, formulation, pharmacokinetic barriers and its chemotherapeutic potential
Chemopreventive properties of resveratrol has been studied for decades. Despite its potential for chemotherapeutic advancement, the compound has pharmaceutical limitations, such as, the drug has a poor pharmacokinetic profile and low bioavailability. Studies have comforting results that that the nano-...
Preparation and characterization of banana trunk activated carbon using H<sub>3</sub>PO<sub>4</sub> activation: A rotatable central composite design approach
Banana trunk waste was utilized to produce activated carbons with improved surface area and phosphorous atom dispersed surface through the chemical activation method using phosphoric acid. Banana trunk activated carbon (BTAC) production was optimized through the rotatable central composite design ...
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