International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology <p align="justify"><strong>IJRASB</strong> is a double blind, peer-reviewed <strong>"Bi-monthly"</strong> refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in all the fields of Applied Sciences &amp; Biotechnology.</p> <p align="justify">IJRASB is an international academic journal which gains a foothold in INDIA, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Singapore and opens to the world. We focused to publish papers/articles on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Health Sciences, Physical Education and all other topics of the Applied Sciences and Biotechnology stream.</p> <p align="justify">We welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. All submitted papers/articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical, and will be peer-reviewed. Papers/Articles submitted to the journal should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the style of the journal and are subject to both review and editing. We hope you find this journal informative and useful. Your comments will help us to improve the quality and content of the journal.</p> Vandana Publications en-US International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology 2349-8889 Poor Lung Hygiene in Kashmiri Population as Increased Risk Factor in Aggravating COVID-19 Disease Condition <p>COVID-19 pandemic has put the whole world in cauldron as almost each and every nation is affected by this deadly virus. Intense research is going on world over to demystify the microscopic involvements of this virus, how and whom it infects and in devising out a suitable treatment strategy in containing this pandemic. Till now there is no suitable therapeutic strategy available yet and people are advised to maintain social distancing protocols to protect themselves from contracting this disease. If we talk of symptoms, there are new things coming to fore what was initially thought out with new classes of symptoms continuously added to the already existing list and presumed to be directly aggravated on contracting COVID infection. Among various other factors that greatly increase the chances of getting infected and in aggravating the symptoms in COVID-19, poor lung health among elderly population has been found to significantly increase the chances of contracting the viral disease, exacerbating the disease condition &amp; in poor prognosis to available treatment strategies. Hookah smoking is very common among majority of elderly population in Kashmir &amp; cigarette smoking in younger lots could turn out devastating if the world pandemic takes an epidemic shape in Kashmir region. With high prevalence of other comorbid conditions like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity and in conjunction with above nominal prevalence of cigarette and hookah smoking. Majority of both elderly and younger Kashmiri population could contract the disease and show severe symptoms owing to the factors discussed. Here, we summarize the prevalence of hookah smoking among majority of population in Kashmir and the associated lung diseases that are directly or indirectly attributed to high cigarette or hookah smoking in Kashmir and how it could act as high risk factor in COVID pandemic infection.</p> Sheikh A. Umar Mir R. Rayees Sheikh A. Tasduq Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology 2020-06-19 2020-06-19 7 4 1 4 10.31033/ijrasb.7.4.1 Effect of Using Gamma Radiation on Storability and Sensory Acceptability of Sudanese Sorghum <p>An attempt was made to extend the shelf life (storage stability) of sorghum grains by using gamma radiation source (Co<sup>60</sup>) as a mean of preservation by applying 10 and 30 KGy dose to the grains. Irradiated sorghum grains and control sample were stored at room temp. (30 <u>+</u> 5°C) and relative humidity of 30 <u>+</u> 5 %, and examined during storage the changes in physical properties insect and broken kernels .account and organoleptic properties of Sudanese traditional food (Aceda) The number of insect in the 10KGy irradiated grains was only one insect per Kg compared to 140 insect per Kg of the control (non irradiated grains) .</p> <p>The culinary properties of sorghum porridge&nbsp; prepared form irradiated&nbsp; and non irradiated grains reflected deterioration in taste, flavor and texture of porridge prepared from the control grain (non irradiated ) and suitability of using10KGy dose for preservation of sorghum grain during storage.</p> Raga Yousif Abdel Rahman Muna Ibrahim Abdalla Abdel Halim Rahama Ahmed Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology 2020-07-06 2020-07-06 7 4 5 11 10.31033/ijrasb.7.4.2