Recently, Truett McConnell University (TMU) Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Diby Paul co-authored a research article with the recent issue of the Scientific Reports, an open access Scientific Journal published by the Nature Research. The article, Ultrasound mediated accelerated Anti-influenza activity of Aloe veradiscusses the antimicrobial activity of Aloe vera, a perennial herb.

According to Paul, many such medicinal and aromatic plants are rich source of active phyto-molecules that could effectively control plant, animal and human diseases. Such God’s perfect and marvelous creation is yet another reason for believers to praise Him. Psalm 40: 5 says: “Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.”

At The Pilgram Marpeck School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Biology laboratory, graduate students, Daubrey Lawrence and Jesse Orellana work with Paul, for their Biology master’s thesis on the topic, Quorum Quenching effects of phyto-molecules against undesirable bacterial phenotype. The sophisticated research equipment with the STEM Biology laboratory of TMU allows the faculty and graduate students to carry out cutting edge research projects in Biology.


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