BME100 s2015:Group4 12pmL1

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Independent and Dependent Variables

Our independent variable is the dosage the inflammation inducing agent (lipopolysaccharide). The dependent variable is the increase in the inflammatory protein (inflammotin).

Experimental Design

There will be a grand total of 6 groups participating in the experiment. The groups will be divided into three age brackets, from 50-60, 60-70, and 70-80, and then once again into a control group and an experimental group. There will be an equal divide of 5 female and 5 male participants all of the same race. The distribution of doses will start at 10 mg and go up to 15 mg and 20 mg which will each be given at random to the experimental groups to insure accurate results. The experiment will be a double-blind study to remove any possible bias in the results.

The age of the participants will vary from 50-80 with 10 participants from each "decade."

Number of subjects per group
There will be 10 participants per age group, for a grand total of 30 participants.

Subject Selection

Subjects will be selected from a single area to control the participants' exposure to extraneous factors. The amount of inflammotin in their systems will vary from low to healthy, and randomized in the study to insure best results.

Sources of Error and Bias

Error can occur from the lack of accuracy of the machines measuring the inflammotin as well as in measuring the dosage being given to participants. The only method of control in this regard is to perform multiple tests so that outliers can be exposed.