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In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris (2020)
Journal Article
Adukwu, E., Graham, L., & Tran, H. (in press). In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,

Candida infections are a significant source of patient morbidity and mortality. Candida albicans is the most common pathogen causing Candida infections. Candida auris is a newly described pathogen that is associated with multi-drug resistant candidia... Read More about In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris.

An overview of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection and the importance of molecular hydrogen as an adjunctive therapy (2020)
Journal Article
Russell, G., Rehman, M., LeBaron, T. W., Veal, D., Adukwu, E., & Hancock, J. (in press). An overview of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection and the importance of molecular hydrogen as an adjunctive therapy. Reactive Oxygen Species,

SARS-CoV-2 is an emerging β-coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease that manifests primarily as a pulmonary infection that can rapidly progress into severe and acute respiratory distress in susceptible patients. Initial reports of severe pulmonary i... Read More about An overview of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection and the importance of molecular hydrogen as an adjunctive therapy.

Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2019)
Journal Article
Elcocks, E., Spencer‐Phillips, P., & Adukwu, E. (2020). Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 128(4), 1025-1037. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14538

AIMS: This study aimed to identify the most effective antimicrobial from a selection of essential oils and investigate its bactericidal properties against Ps. aeruginosa. METHODS AND RESULTS: The disc diffusion assay and minimal inhibitory/bacte... Read More about Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Herbal teas and their health benefits: A scoping review (2019)
Journal Article
Poswal, F. S., Russell, G., Mackonochie, M., MacLennan, E., Adukwu, E. C., & Rolfe, V. (2019). Herbal teas and their health benefits: A scoping review. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 74(3), 266-276. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11130-019-00750-w

Herbal teas are used as therapeutic vehicles in many forms of traditional medicine and are a popular global beverage. The purpose of this scoping review was to examine the evidence relating to the clinical efficacy and safety of herbal teas, and to i... Read More about Herbal teas and their health benefits: A scoping review.

The 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic: Evaluating communication strategies between two affected countries in West Africa (2019)
Journal Article
Adukwu, E. C., Walker, B. F., Walker, B. F., & Adukwu, E. C. (2020). The 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic: Evaluating communication strategies between two affected countries in West Africa. European Journal of Public Health, 30(1), 118-124. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz104

Background: Ebola is a haemorrhagic disease with high fatality rates between 25 and 90%. The 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the largest to date with >28 000 cases and >11 000 fatalities. This outbreak exposed inadequacies in public health... Read More about The 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic: Evaluating communication strategies between two affected countries in West Africa.

Fungal wars: The underlying molecular repertoires of combating mycelia (2018)
Journal Article
Ujor, V. C., Adukwu, E. C., & Okonkwo, C. C. (2018). Fungal wars: The underlying molecular repertoires of combating mycelia. Fungal Biology, 122(4), 191-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2018.01.001

© 2018 British Mycological Society Non-self contact between fungi elicits strong morphological and biochemical reactions in the mycelia of interacting species. Although these reactions appear to be species- and interaction-specific, some responses su... Read More about Fungal wars: The underlying molecular repertoires of combating mycelia.

Antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity and chemical analysis of lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus) and pure citral (2016)
Journal Article
Adukwu, E. C., Adukwu, E., Bowles, M., Edwards-Jones, V., & Bone, H. (2016). Antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity and chemical analysis of lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus) and pure citral. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(22), 9619-9627. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-016-7807-y

© 2016, The Author(s). The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial effects of lemongrass essential oil (C. flexuosus) and to determine cytotoxic effects of both test compounds on human dermal fibroblasts. Antimicrobial susceptibility scr... Read More about Antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity and chemical analysis of lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus) and pure citral.

Evaluation of liquid-based swab transport systems against the new approved CLSI M40-A2 standard (2016)
Journal Article
Gizzie, N., & Adukwu, E. (2016). Evaluation of liquid-based swab transport systems against the new approved CLSI M40-A2 standard. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 54(4), 1152-1156. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.03337-15

© Copyright 2016, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved. Following revised information pertaining to newer swab types and testing protocols in the new CLSI M40-A2 standard, we evaluated three liquid swab transport systems for the rec... Read More about Evaluation of liquid-based swab transport systems against the new approved CLSI M40-A2 standard.

Antimicrobial susceptibility and time-kill analysis of single and combined essential oil blends against clinical and non-clinical isolates of bacteria and fungi (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Adukwu, E., & Edwards-Jones, V. (2014, May). Antimicrobial susceptibility and time-kill analysis of single and combined essential oil blends against clinical and non-clinical isolates of bacteria and fungi. Poster presented at 114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology Conference

The continued emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria and infection outbreaks in healthcare and community settings has created a need for development of new antibiotics and exploration of alternative therapeutics. Essential oils (EOs) have been id... Read More about Antimicrobial susceptibility and time-kill analysis of single and combined essential oil blends against clinical and non-clinical isolates of bacteria and fungi.

A comparison of the sensitivity of four Staphylococcus aureus isolates to two chlorine-based disinfectants and an eco-friendly commercially available cleaning agent (2014)
Journal Article
Adukwu, E. C., Allen, S. C., & Phillips, C. A. (2015). A comparison of the sensitivity of four Staphylococcus aureus isolates to two chlorine-based disinfectants and an eco-friendly commercially available cleaning agent. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 25(2), 115-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2014.903905

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of household bleach, a sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC)-based disinfectant and an eco-friendly cleaning agent (EFCA) on four Staphylococcus aureus strains, including two... Read More about A comparison of the sensitivity of four Staphylococcus aureus isolates to two chlorine-based disinfectants and an eco-friendly commercially available cleaning agent.


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