BME100 f2013:W900 Group15 L1
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Independent and Dependent Variables
The amount of lipopolysaccharide(LPS) given is the independent variable and the amount of inflammotin produced is the dependent variable.
To test protein levels, blood samples will be drawn using ELISA.
Each person will be given their dose once a day for a month.
For this experiment, 32 elderly individuals will be selected from nursing homes , 55+ communities , country clubs , and grocery stores . They will be randomized into 4 groups of 8 making sure that there is at least 2 elderly from each location are in a group.
Sources of Error and Bias
Previous medications; Different ages; Gender; Medical History; Body weight; Amount of exercise.
We are drawing our subjects from 4 communities and dividing them up so that we have 2 subjects (1 male and 1 female) from each community in each subject group, this will account for the 8 subject members to each group. The subject age will be between 60-65. The randomness of the selection of test subjects will help to account for the varieties of medications, conditions, body statures, and exercise.