BME100 s2014:Group36 L1

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OUR TEAM

Name: Jimmy Xu
Name: Andrew Liu
Name: Andy Chang
Name: Charles Bolton
Name: Afshin Isadvestar
Name: Michael Chatarachanwong

LAB 1 WRITE-UP

Independent and Dependent Variables

Independent Variable: Dosage of lipopolysaccharide (mg)

The dosage of lipopolysaccharide is the independent variable because it is the quantity being altered in order to see what the effect of its change will be.

Dependent Variable: Amount of Inflammotin

The amount of Inflammotin protein within the blood stream of test subjects is the dependent variable because it is the quantity that is being measured after varying levels of lipopolysaccharide in order to draw conclusions from.

Experimental Design

Groups
There will be up to 6 groups, randomly selected from an elderly population, who will be given varying dosages of 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 milligrams of lipopolysachride.


Age
The ages of the subjects will between over 65 years old.


Number of subjects per group





Subject Selection



Sources of Error and Bias

The people selected for the study might not be representative of the population as a whole. We could control this by picking from a larger pool of test subjects, which would make it more likely it represents the population we want to test for as a whole.