It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get a project from start to finish.  These projects take a lot of time so when we tidy each one up and have it published it is definitely cause for celebration!  

Identification of botanicals with potential therapeutic use against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections

Gerstel, J., Turner, T., Ruiz, G., Wise, J., Stein, A., Jones, G., … Langland, J. (2018). Phytotherapy Research.

Basin Glove: Disposable wash basin liner in the prevention of HAIs

Muro, B. E., Ruiz, G., Wise, J., Turner, T., & D, J. L. P. (2018). Basin Glove : Disposable Wash Basin Liner in the Prevention of HAIs, 1–6.

Schizophrenia: An evolutionary explanation for a maladapted modern environment

Turner, Tiffany; Ruiz NMD, Guillermo; Mitchell, William; and Langland, Jeffrey
(2018) "Schizophrenia: An Evolutionary Explanation for a Maladapted Modern Environment," Journal of Evolution and Health: Vol. 2: Iss. 3, Article 2.

An expanded abstract from my talk at AHS 2017!

Bacterial development of resistance to botanical antimicrobials

Ruiz, Guillermo; Turner, Tiffany; Nelson, Erik; Sparks, Linda; and Langland, Jeffrey (2017) "Bacterial development of resistance to botanical antimicrobials," Journal of Evolution and Health: Vol. 2: Iss. 2, Article 3.

Treatment of Herpes Virus - Associated Lesions Using a Synergistic Blend

Patel, D., Turner, T., Nelson, E., Kozin, A., Ruiz, G., Langland, J. et al. (2016). Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, Volume 122, Issue 5, e163

Quality Control: Endogenous Bacterial Flora Present in Botanical Extractions

Nelson, E., Kozin, A., Ruiz, G., Turner, T. and Langland, J.O. (2016). HSOA Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 12

Quality Control: Marker Compounds for Botanicals

Ruiz, G. G., Nelson, E. O., Kozin, A. F., Turner, T. C., Waters, R. F., & Langland, J. O. (2016). Plos One, Volume 11, Issue 7, e0159857. 

Botanical quality has traditionally been quantified by levels of marker compounds present in the botanical.  How well do these marker compounds align with biological activity? Sometimes we might use a marker compound that  correlates well with biological activity, but this is not always the case.  In such cases, would biological assays provide a more reliable form of quality control for plants used for specific purposes.