BME100 f2015:Group14 8amL1
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Lab 1 Write-up
Independent and Dependent Variables
We will be testing the effects of LPS (Lipopolysaccharide) on the levels of new inflammotin in the elderly.
Dependent Variable: Inflammotin protein levels
Number of subjects per group
This will be a voluntary experiment that will be promoted in nursing-homes nationwide. Once we have a number of volunteers we will randomly assign 5 males and 5 females into each group. Each patient will be screened for pre-existing health conditions; therefore, our standard is not only age, but also wellness. Patients will be monitored by nurses to assure their medicine is being taken consistently, and at the same time each day.
Sources of Error and Bias
Fix: Assign nurse to administer drug on regular schedule.
Fix: Maintain controlled, sanitary environment to reduce risk of disease.
Fix: Ensure initial screening is extensive.
Fix: Restrict and monitor diet
Fix: Screen for exceedingly active/inactive subjects.