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    • Back to baselines: measuring change and sharing data 

      Förch, Wiebke; Kristjanson, Patti; Cramer, Laura; Barahona, Carlos; Thornton, Philip K. (BioMed Central, 2014)
      International research for development is under increasing pressure to demonstrate development outcomes that enhance people’s food security and well-being while preserving the natural resource base. The CGIAR Research Programme ...
    • Bacteria and Archaea diversity within the hot springs of Lake Magadi and Little Magadi in Kenya 

      Mwirichia, Romano K.; Kasili, Remmy W.; Karanja, Edward N.; Makonde, Huxley M.; Boga, Hamadi I.; Kambura, Anne K. (BioMed Central, 2016-06)
      Background: Lake Magadi and little Magadi are hypersaline, alkaline lakes situated in the southern part of Kenyan Rift Valley. Solutes are supplied mainly by a series of alkaline hot springs with temperatures as high as ...
    • Bacteria and Archaea diversity within the hot springs of Lake Magadi and Little Magadi in Kenya 

      Mwirichia, Romano K.; Kambura, Anne Kelly; Kasili, Remmy Wekesa; Karanja, Edward Nderitu; Makonde, Huxley Mae; Boga, Hamadi Iddi (2016-07)
      Background: Lake Magadi and little Magadi are hypersaline, alkaline lakes situated in the southern part of Kenyan Rift Valley. Solutes are supplied mainly by a series of alkaline hot springs with temperatures as high as ...
    • Bacterial Diversity in the Haloalkaline Lake Elmenteita 

      Mwirichia, Romano K.; Cousin, S.; Muigai, A.W.; Boga, Hamadi I.; Stackebrandt, Erko (Springer-Verlag, 2010-06)
      Lake Elmenteita is one of the alkaline saline lakes within the Kenyan Rift valley. The lake is situated on the floor of the Kenyan Rift Valley at 1,776 m above sea level and has no direct outlet. The microbial diversity ...
    • Balancing Scales of Language Injustice 

      Rabow, Jerome; Dhillon, Manpreet (Scientific Research, 2015-01)
      This paper addresses the ways in which our everyday usage of the common phrase “people of color” perpetuates a basic inequality in language use. A suggestion to eliminate inequality in teaching is proposed.
    • Bandwidth Enhancement and Size Reduction of Microstrip Patch Antenna by Magnetoinductive Waveguide Loading 

      Joshi, Jayant G.; Pattnaik, Shyam S.; Devi, Swapna; Lohokare, Mohan R. (Scientific Research Publishing, 2011-01)
      A planar magnetoinductive (MI) waveguide loaded rectangular microstrip patch antenna is presented and discussed. The MI waveguide consists of two planar metamaterial split squared ring resonators (SSRRs) placed in between ...
    • Bandwidth selection in smoothing functions 

      Kibua, T.K.; Karuku, M. (2006)
      A simple criterion for selecting a bandwidth parameter that controls the amount of smoothing in functions is described. The procedure is computationally inexpensive and, hence, worth adopting. We argue that the bandwidth ...
    • Bank Capitalisation and Stock Market Liquidity: Assessing the Evidence 

      Soliman, Alaa M.; Obi, Joseph (Scientific Research, 2017-10)
      This paper provides both theoretical and empirical evidence for assessing the relationship between bank capitalisation and stock market liquidity. It estimates a bivariate VAR-GARCH (1.1) model to examine the linkage ...
    • Bantu and Nilotic Children’s Singing Games: A Comparative Study of their Value Communication 

      Weche, Michael O. (University of Cape Town South Africa, 2009-07)
      This study is based on the premise that Luo and Luhya children’s singing games are creative works that subtly reflect the aesthetics of the two communities. The aim is to critically examine how the performance of the ...
    • Based on Adaptive Backstepping Error Control for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor 

      Jiang, Hua; Lin, Da; Liu, Yongchun; Song, Hong (Scientific Research Publishing, 2016-05)
      Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) displays chaotic phenomenon when PMSM in power on or power off. At present, there are many methods to control chaos in PMSM. However, there appears oscillation in course of control ...
    • Basic Capabilities Effect: Collective Management of Pastoral Resources in South Western Kenya. 

      Kihiu, Evelyne N. (Elsevier, 2016-03)
      Collective action, such as common resource user groups, has gained importance in the management of pastoral natural resources. This study aims at analyzing the effects of basic capabilities, among other factors, on households' ...
    • Bax promoter G(-248)A polymorphism in a Turkish clinical breast cancer patients: A case-control study 

      Yildiz, Yemliha; Yaylim, Ilhan; Ozkan, Nazli E.; Arikan, Soykan; Turan, Saime; Kucucuk, Seden; Coskunpinar, Ender; Isbir, Turgay (Scientific Research Publishing, 2013-01)
      Bax is an important protein involved in apoptotic process. Mutations of the Bax gene are known to af- fect protein expression and function. A promotor polymorphism G(-248)A in the 5’UTR of Bax gene may alter regulation of ...
    • Behaviour Disorders Related to Drug Abuse Among Secondary School Students in Kenya. 

      King’endo, Madrine (IISTE, 2015)
      The purpose of this study was to find out the behavior disorders displayed by secondary school students as a result of substance abuse. This would assist to train teachers on specialized intervention methods so that they ...
    • Behavioural Finance: A Re-Examination of Prospect Theory 

      Seth, Rama; Chowdary, Bobbur Abhilash (Scientific Research, 2017-08)
      Behavioural finance has received a major impetus over the last two decades. In this paper, we discuss the foundations which have helped in this paradigm shift from traditional Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) to the ...
    • Behavioural Patterns and Responses to Human Disturbances of Wild Somali Ostriches (Struthio molybdophanes) in Samburu, Kenya. 

      Mutiga, Mariciano Iguna; Muoria, Paul Kimata; Kotut, Kiplagat; Karuri, Hannah W. (2016-08)
      Somali ostrich has suffered a drastic decline in its population and range mainly due to hunting over the years for meat, skin and feathers. Urgent conservation measures should therefore be taken to reverse this trend ...
    • Being There for the Other: Towards a Phenomenology of Help in Mathematics 

      Karuku, Simon (University of Alberta, 2013)
      A qualitative study, framed within a hermeneutic phenomenological stance, was undertaken to explore and describe the essence of the meaning of help in mathematics from the perspective of high school students. Participants ...
    • A Benchmark Study on the Properties of Unsubstituted and Some Substituted Polypyrroles 

      Ibeji, Collins U; Adejoro, Isaiah A; Adeleke, Babatunde B. (2015-11)
      The geometric, thermodynamic, electronic and absorption properties of Pyrrole and some of its derivatives have been carried out using CCSD/6-311++G(d,p)/STO-3G, TD-DFT and DFT/B3LYP/6-31G(d) from monomer to five repeating ...
    • Beneficiation of Iron in Thermal-Reduced Ilmenite by Magnetic Separation 

      Kariuki, Warui S.; Wachira, Jackson M.; Mutembei, Peterson K.; Waithaka, Peter N. (2013)
      ncreasing demands for Iron in countries development, and lack of conventional reducing agents has resulted into sourcing of alternative ways of beneficiating the iron ore. This paper reports on the study that was done ...
    • Bio-Renewable Sources for Synthesis of Eco-Friendly Polyurethane Adhesives—Review 

      Gadhave, Ravindra V.; Mahanwar, Prakash A.; Gadekar, Pradeep T. (Scientific Research, 2017-11)
      Bio-renewable sources used during manufacturing of polyurethane (PU) adhesives have been used extensively from last few decades and replaced petrochemical based PU adhesive due to their lower environmental impact, ...
    • Bioactive steroidal alkaloid glycosides from Selanum aculeastrum. 

      Wanyonyi, Alphonse W.; Chhabra, S.C.; Mkoji, G.; Eilert, Udo; Njue, Wilson N. (2002)
      Solanum aculeastrum Dunal was investigated for the presence of molluscicidal compounds. This led to the isolation of solaculine A, from the root bark in addition to known steroidal alkaloids; solamargine and beta-solamarine ...