BME100 s2015:Group10 12pmL1
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Independent and Dependent Variables
Independent Variable: mg of LPS(lipopolysaccharide) given to subject. Dependent Variable: Inflammatory protein (Inflammotin) response.
a) We would ideally have 10 groups, each taking the drug from 0mg to 9 mg in 1mg increments.
60-70 years old.
Number of subjects per group
3. Subjects will be volunteers from nursing homes, patients varying from 60-70 years old living in the AZ area. We will disclose the possible effects of the inflammation inducing agent (lipopolysaccharide). They will be asked to fill out a volunteer sheet agreeing to the conditions.
Sources of Error and Bias
4. Source of Error Solution Genetic Variation -Random Selection Gender -50% male, 50% female per group Age -60-70 Climate -Population taken from across AZ, all tests done inside climate controlled building Time of Day to Take Pill -Pill taken same time after a meal Health Background(Pre-existing condition) -Ensure relatively healthy individuals Other Medication Interference -Random Selection