Anthocyanins from Clitoria ternatea attenuate food-borne Penicillium expansum and its potential application as food biopreservative
Clitoria ternatea or Commonly known blue pea, is a perennial climber crop native to Asian countries. The current study was aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activity C. ternatea extract on food borne microorganisms and its antifungal effect on Penicillium expansum. The extract showed&...
Endophytic Diaporthe sp. ED2 produces a novel anti-candidal ketone derivative
This study aimed to examine the anti-candidal efficacy of a novel ketone derivative isolated from Diaporthe sp. ED2, an endophytic fungus residing in medicinal herb Orthosiphon stamieus Benth. The ethyl acetate extract of the fungal culture was separated by open column and reverse ...
Preliminary Study On Diffusion Welding Of Marine Grade Grey Cast Iron To Low Carbon Steel
Experimental research on joining of grey lamellar graphite cast iron to low carbon steel specimens is being performed under various diffusion welding parameters and variables to examine the effects on their microstructural and mechanical properties. Optimum conditions that produce excellent weldi...
Technological advancement through character design: Darth Vader as case study
The importance of character design in films and other media may have an indirect impact on future concept arts, ideas and technological advancement. Based on a story, a conceptual artist would create many, even hundreds of different designs before reaching the final product of ...
Role of Brain Biomarker in Predicting Clinical Outcome in Hypertensive Cerebrovascular Ischemic Stroke
This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of serum neuron specific enolase (NSE) in prediction of disability and neurological worsening in hypertensive ischemic cerebrovascular stroke. 80 hypertensive ischemic stroke patients diagnosed by a neurologist as per WHO definition along with r...
Influence of fatty acid methyl ester composition on tribological properties of vegetable oils and duck fat derived biodiesel
To explore its potential as a biolubricant/additive, the study determines the frictional properties at various lubrication regimes for biodiesels derived from vegetable oils, hydrogenated vegetable oil and animal fat. It is found that the frictional characteristics for the biodiesels can be&...
Training of Novice Researchers: A Study on the Outcomes and Benefits of Using the Problem based Laboratory Approach as an Alternative in the Pharmacy Curriculum
The objective of this research is to study the outcomes and benefits of using the Problem-Based Laboratory (PBLab) approach as an alternative to the traditionally-practised, supervisor-based research projects; in essence, the PBLab approach aims at finding out if the new approach can en...
Shipper's perceptions of aviation Logistics Service Quality (LSQ) of air freight provider
This research investigates logistics service quality of the air freight provider from a shipper’s perspective in Malaysia. The multiple empirical case studies are used to collect data from the shipper’s perspective. Findings suggest there are five main factors that represent air freight ...
Wind tunnel evaluation for control transition from elevator to stabilator small UAV
Faulty control surface actuator in a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) could be overcome with a few techniques. Redundant actuators, analytical redundancy or combination of both are normally used as fault accommodation techniques. In this paper, the accommodation technique of faulty elev...