13 thoughts on “D33 – Johnston

    1. We would like to modify the structure so the blood thinner component was non-existent. We are interested to see if this feature is affecting it’s chemotherapeutic affect.

    1. We would like to find a derivative of heparin that did not have the blood thinning component to see if this component is affecting its potential chemotherapeutic affect. We would also like to add more trials in the future to get more data.

    1. We are unsure the answer at the moment but this could be an area for more research and experiments.

  1. Is there an alternative solvent for heparin that you could use in the future that may make it easier to diagnose potential contaminations during the experiments?

    1. The only other solvent we saw that works with heparin was water which could be used in future experiments. More research about other solvents could be done as well to assist with future experiments.

    1. We would have done the same procedure but we would have had more trials to have more accurate data in the end.

  2. Could you explain angiogeniss and metastasis? Why would that allow heparin to work synergistically with flies that have been irradiated?

    1. Angiogenesis is when a tumor is able to have a blood supply and continue to grow and metastasis is when the tumor invades other part of the body. Radiation kills 50% of flies on its own so if heparin also worked to prevent the tumor from growing and invading other parts, it would hopefully kill more of the tumor than radiation alone.

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