International Journal of Innovative Technology and Interdisciplinary Sciences 2024-02-24T08:46:38+01:00 Mr. Alireza Aldaghi Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>International Journal of Innovative Technology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (IJITIS) (ISSN 2613-7305)</strong> is a reputable open-access, quarterly multidisciplinary journal that serves as a platform for the publication of reviews, regular research papers, short communications, and special issues on specific subjects, all presented in the English language. With a focus on fostering academic exchange and disseminating original research, IJITIS showcases the latest advancements and achievements in scientific research from Estonia and beyond to a global audience. Our journal welcomes original and innovative contributions across various fields of technology, innovation in the sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. We encourage submissions that provide valuable insights through analytical, computational modeling, and experimental research results. IJITIS is guided by an esteemed international board of editors comprised of distinguished local and foreign scientists and researchers. Notably, we actively seek manuscripts that introduce new research proposals and ideas, and we offer the option for authors to submit supplementary material such as electronic files or software to enhance the transparency and reproducibility of their work.</p> The Impact of integrating the history of science into life science teaching of viruses on students' comprehension of microbiology concepts 2023-11-11T23:28:34+01:00 Penelope ZG Buthelezi Kofi Mpuangnan <p>Understanding microbiology, especially viruses, is pivotal in life science education, shaping students' comprehension of scientific principles. Incorporating the history of science into life science lessons, particularly focusing on viruses, holds immense importance in enhancing students' understanding of microbiology concepts in schools situated in rural areas like Kwa-Dlagazwa, South Africa. The significance lies in the scarcity of educational resources in such regions, making it crucial to employ innovative yet cost-effective methods to enrich learning experiences. This study sets out to create a more welcoming and captivating environment for science education, aiming to make the complexities of virology and microbiology more relatable and engaging for learners. The study was guided by two hypotheses and a sample of fifty (50) 10th-grade life science learners and ten (10) life science teachers, selected through simple random techniques from public schools in Kwa-Dlangezwa. Data collection utilized class tests and closed-ended questionnaires, which were analyzed using SPSS version 13. The results indicated that the null hypothesis (H0) for the pre-test was not rejected, with p &gt; 0.05 in both instances. This suggests that there is no significant difference in students' understanding of microbiology concepts between those exposed to life science teaching of viruses with the integration of the history of science and those taught using traditional methods at the pre-test stage. As a recommendation, it is proposed that students be introduced to the captivating life stories of scientists who delved into the unexplored realms of virology, enhancing their engagement with the subject matter.</p> 2024-01-20T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Innovative Technology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Harnessing Probiotics: A Promising Avenue for Inhibiting Breast Cancer Cell Growth 2024-02-24T08:46:38+01:00 Ambrozia Itellari Stacey L Raimondi <p>The prospective search for innovative treatments for breast cancer is underway, with vast research initiatives aimed at understanding factors that promote the development of breast cancer cells. Underlying factors that breast cancer cells have been determined to rely on are genetic factors, environmental variables, and the strength of the body’s immune response. The resilience of the body’s immune system is profoundly influenced by the diversity of a healthy gut microbiome. Probiotics, when utilized as supplements, confer microbial benefits by establishing microflora diversity. An abundance of probiotic bacteria within the body can enhance the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines and regulate hormones such as estrogen, which are relevant to combating breast cancer. The aim of the following research was to investigate the impacts of probiotics on breast cancer cell growth. The following research tested the hypothesis that an aggressive MDA-MB-231 and non-aggressive MCF-7 breast cancer cell line will experience inhibited growth in the presence of probiotics. It was determined that both breast cancer cell lines experienced a decrease in proliferation at the higher probiotic concentrations, with MCF-7 cells being the most negatively impacted by the highest probiotic concentration examined.</p> 2024-02-24T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2024 International Journal of Innovative Technology and Interdisciplinary Sciences