Rupashree Balia Singh

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With the increasing levels of malaria parasite drug resistance, the herbal knowledge of indigenous communities for malaria treatment can play an important role in identification of any new antimalarial plants that is yet to be discovered. Information was collected by interviewing indigenous people, using a semistructured questionnaire. Collected plant(More)
Freshwater resources are a high-priority issue in the Pacific region. Water shortage is a serious problem in many small island states, and many depend heavily on rainwater as the source of their water. Lack of safe water supplies is an important factor in diarrheal illness. There have been no previous studies looking specifically at the relationship between(More)
OBJECTIVE Families' perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about malaria causation, symptom identification, treatment of malaria, and prevention are often overlooked in malaria control efforts. This study was conducted to understand these issues, which can be an important step towards developing strategies, aimed at controlling malaria. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
In addition to the process of photogeneration of electrons and holes in photocatalyst materials, the competitive process of trapping of these charge carriers by existing defects, which can both enhance the photocatalytic activity by promoting electron-hole separation or can deteriorate the activity by serving as recombination centers, is also very crucial(More)
BACKGROUND Presumptive diagnosis of malaria is widespread, even where microscopy is available. As fever is very nonspecific, this often leads to over diagnosis, drug wastage and loss of opportunity to consider alternative causes of fever, hence the need to improve on the clinical diagnosis of malaria. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective cross-sectional(More)
Study of intra- and intermolecular hydrogen-bonding interaction and excited state proton transfer reaction has been carried out in 4-hydroxyacridine (4-HA) and its hydrated clusters theoretically. Density functional theory [B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p)] has been exploited to calculate structural parameters and relative energies of different conformers of 4-HA and(More)
A structurally simple Schiff base N-benzyl-(3-hydroxy-2-naphthalene) (NBHN32) has been synthesized and characterized by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, and DEPT spectroscopy. The photophysical behaviour of NBHN32 in response to the presence of various transition metal cations has been explored by means of steady-state absorption, emission and time-resolved emission(More)
Cytomegalovirus has been described as an important etiological agent of intrauterine infection in pregnant women that causes congenital malformations like intrauterine growth restriction, cerebral palsy. The study on seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus IgG antibodies was conducted on one hundred and twenty pregnant women attending, ante-natal clinics in two(More)