BME100 f2015:Group7 1030amL1

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Name: Haley Archambault
Name: Courtney Gadbois
Name: Carson Minarik
Name: Hannah Graff
Name: Elizabeth Meneses
Name: Thalia Dinh


Independent and Dependent Variables

Independent: Lipopolysaccharide (it should be able to decrease inflammation in elderly. ) Dependent: Amount of inflammation in the elderly (previous studies show positive data that supports the decrease of inflammation)

Experimental Design

Apply different doses of lipopolysaccharide to different ages and genders from 65-80 years old that have inflammation. Analyze the effects of protein on the decrease of inflammation over a period of a year. This experiment is voluntary. Groups
Control Group: Elderly people without lipopolysaccharide Experimental Group 1: 1 mg of lipopolysaccharide Experimental Group 2: 2 mg of lipopolysaccharide Experimental Group 3: 4 mg of lipopolysaccharide Experimental Group 4: 6 mg of lipopolysaccharide Experimental Group 5: 8 mg of lipopolysaccharide


Elderly (65-80). Assigned randomly from groups 1-6

Number of subjects per group
12 people per group; 6 female, 6 male

Subject Selection

Randomly selected by rolling a dice (number rolled corresponds with the group you're in, 6 is control group) within each of the genders.

Sources of Error and Bias

Age, prior medication, gender, prior health issues

Controls for age: randomization Controls for prior medication: list medications prior to experiment Controls for gender: matched pair design Controls for prior health issues: fill out a survey/check medical records prior to experiment