Journal of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 1

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Journal of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 1


ISSN 2637-2835 (Print)




International Burch University


Respected readers,
Journal of Natural Sciences and Engineering (JONSAE) is a peer-reviewed biannual journal
that aims at the publication and dissemination of original research articles on the latest
developments in the fundamental theory, practice and application of engineering, science, and
technology. We provide a platform for researchers, academicians, professionals, practitioners,
and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high-quality empirical and
theoretical research papers. The journal covers all areas of genetics and bioengineering,
electrical and electronics engineering, information technology, architecture, applied
mathematics, computer sciences, and civil engineering.

In this first issue in 2022, I would like to express my gratitude to our authors and manuscript
reviewers for their unselfish effort. You have continued your commitment and diligence to the
Journal in helping us to produce quality and meaningful content that has the opportunity to
advance the field. All of us had personal and professional challenges due to the pandemic and
return to in-class teaching and yet despite this, we managed to assure continuous publication
of our Journal. Thank you all for being part of this wonderful academic endeavor.
This issue is dedicated to natural sciences only, whereby we have two original research articles
and two review articles. Original articles are dealing with testing results for the patients in the
Canton Sarajevo, one related to biochemical blood analyses and another to cancer genetics.
When it comes to literature reviews, we are changing the pace and are pointing our interest
towards plants; the reviews are dealing with plants in medicine and environmental science.

In the end, we plan to build upon the excellent editorial infrastructure in the next years. In
addition to managing the normal turnover of the Editorial Board members, we will seek to
expand it by recruiting additional members who can provide expertise in areas that are not
currently well represented. In particular, we hope to recruit board members with expertise in
such areas as statistical and biostatistical methods, computer science, bioengineering, and
biomedical engineering, among others. We also hope to leverage the expertise of the Editorial
Board members to train the next generation of scholars and potential Editorial Board members
by finding ways to pair student reviewers with senior reviewers for a peer-review mentorship
as a part of building a better research environment for new scientists. A similar approach is
planned for the administrative members of the Editorial Board, with the aim of improving the
quality of the overall Journal design and acquiring a modern visual identity.

Having in mind all stated, I wholeheartedly invite you to read this issue and join our team.

Yours sincerely,
Adna Ašić
Editor in Chief


English language

Table Of Contents

Phytoremediation: A Green Approach to Fight Heavy Metal Contamination in the Soil Jasmin Novalic
Literature review
(pg. 2 - 11)
The Presence of Bioactive Compounds in Plants of the Amaranthaceae Family and Their Use in Medicine: A Review
Lejla Kadric
Literature review
(pg. 12 - 31)
Comparison Test of Sensitivity Between Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Hotspot Panel and Droplet Digital PCR of KRAS G12 / G13 Mutation
Azra Hajdarevic, Lana Salihefendic, Rijad Konjhodzic, Adis Kandic, Ivana Ceko, Dino Pecar, Muhamed Curic, Amina Kurtovic – Kozaric
Original research
(pg. 32 - 41)
The Assessment of the General Health Status of the Sarajevo Canton Residents Through General Biochemical Testing Results
Faris Ramic
Original research
(pg. 42 - 55)

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