BME100 f2013:W1200 Group2 L1
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Independent and Dependent Variables
The independent variable in this experiment is the dosage of lipopolysaccharide. The dependent variable is the presence of Inflammotin in the bloodstream.
Dosage Levels: 0 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg, 8 mg
No serious health issues
400 people total in the test sample
The groups will be administered dosages (0 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg, 8 mg) on a specific date and time, once a week for a period of four months. ELISA tests will be run before administering the next dose each week.
-Subjects are to be at a minimum age of 65 and a maximum age of 84.
Sources of Error and Bias
(What are some of the potential sources of error or biases that could affect your results and how would you control for them?)
-The subject not disclosing prior medications/supplements each took prior and during the experiment.
-Whether or not the subject actually took the pill.
-Diets that are high in sodium or dairy can increase inflammation. If a subject has a diet high in either sodium or dairy it can affect the results of the experiment.
-Have the subject document what pill/medication they took before and during the experiment, what dosage, and what time they took it.