Congratulations go to Sagar Aryal and Dr Roy Sleator, winners of the SfAM Communications Award 2015 in the "Professional Communicator" and "Scientist" categories respectively. Sagar Aryal, who in his own words is a “Passionate Microbiologist and Scientific Blogger” and Dr Roy Sleator is a lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences at the Cork Institute of Technology and former SfAM WH Pierce Winner.
This study has shown the synergistic effect of four components of essential oil (thymol, eugenol, berberine and cinnamaldehyde) combined with streptomycin on planktonic and biofilm-associated food-borne pathogens. These findings indicate that combination of specific components of essential oils with streptomycin may provide alternative methods to overcome the problem of food-borne bacteria both in suspension and in biofilm.
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