BME100 f2015:Group7 1030amL1
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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)
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.
Elderly (65-80). Assigned randomly from groups 1-6
Number of subjects per group
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