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Divided We Fade, United We Cure!!!

Student: Harishitaa Prithiviraj

District/Region: Halifax Region

Event: 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Grade 8 - Bible Hill Junior High School

Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a worldwide issue. My goal was to test if natural compounds have synergistic effect with antibiotics. Such synergism will enhance the activity of antibiotics and negate the development of antibiotic resistance. Using Caenorhabiditis elegans -Pseudomonas aeruginosa host-pathogen model system I found that curcumin, a chemical constituent of turmeric, significantly potentiated the activity of antibiotics.


Challenge Award - Health - Junior
Excellence Award - Junior - Gold Medal
Western University Entrance Scholarship
Platinum Award - Best Junior Project

Total Value $10,200

Harishitaa Prithiviraj

Harishitaa Prithiviraj - Divided We Fade, United We Cure!!!

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