7 thoughts on “D72 – Khan

  1. Were you surprised to find out that RSV was not found to inhibit Salmonella growth, even though your sample was expired three years ago?

    1. Good question! At some point during our experiments, we were getting data that portrayed that our compound, Resveratrol, acted more like a bacterial growth promoter instead of reflecting our negative control, water. This was due to the fact that our compound was expired three years ago, and this long overdue of an expiration date contributed to the inactivity of the compound which promotes poor abilities of combatting any pathogenic material. Yes, it definitely was surprising because studies showed that Resveratrol is a potent antibacterial and antimicrobial, and posed to be helpful in several physiological aspects of the human body, especially the immune system. If anything, our research teaches us that shelf life of antibiotics matters immensely, and can have a great impact on how bacteria is treated.

  2. If Resveratrol had limited Salmonella growth what would be a future direction in regards to the antibiotic possibilities of this compound?

    1. Some future directions would be to conduct more trials to ensure accuracy, run clinical trials to test effectiveness and to make sure that it treats the target disease/illness, and to do further research on the toxicity of Resveratrol on cells and to make sure it has little to no side effects!

    1. Yes! It can be ingested orally in pill form, and Resveratrol is also found widely in the human diet. It is found in red wine, nuts, fruit especially grapes, and other sources of nuts.

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