14 thoughts on “D39 – Norman

  1. Great job! Do you think you could change anything about your first experiment if you repeated it to get different results, or would you expect similar results even with changes?

    1. The goal of the first experiment was to find the maximum dose of Melittin. I don’t think that there is anything that could be changed that would give us different results because what we were testing for was so specific.

  2. Do you think you could have used a different model? If so, what model and would you know what to expect? Great job!!

    1. I’m not sure of any other models that would be quite as similar to human tumor cells as the Drosophila melanogaster. If there was one and we did our experiments on that model instead, I would expect fairly similar results.

  3. Why did you choose this drug? What indicators did this drug give you that led you to believe that it may be effective against cancer?

    1. Melittin has been shown to suppress growth factor receptors and has actually shown promise in treating breast cancer in previous studies mentioned on the poster!

    1. The first experiment used the maximum dose of Melittin that was calculated by our lab coordinator, Dr. Pam Harvey. The second experiment used measurements based off of this maximum dose and then the following doses were calculated using a 1:2 dilution series.

    1. Our experimental results and interpretations led us to reject our hypothesis, suggesting that Melittin is actually just a poison/venom, meaning that it is not proven to be a potential chemotherapy for any type of cancer at this time.

    1. Our experimental results and interpretations led us to reject our hypothesis, suggesting that Melittin is actually just a poison/venom, meaning that it is not proven to be a potential chemotherapy for any type of cancer at this time.

    1. Our experimental results and interpretations led us to reject our hypothesis, suggesting that Melittin is actually just a poison/venom, meaning that it is not proven to be a potential chemotherapy for any type of cancer at this time.

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