11 thoughts on “D57 – Vargas

    1. Hello Nicole! Thank you so much for watching my video! 🙂 One of our major limitations was not being able to test the skullcap, which we initially wanted to test, and also the number of flies available for our experiment was low.

  1. How does its relation to Chinese Scullcap relate to it being a chemotherapeutic?

    What do you think might have caused the less than expected difference in your results?

    1. Hello Tanvi, thank you so much for watching my video! Chinese skullcap is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cancer and we wanted to further explore these effects through luteolin, which is very similar in chemical composition to active compounds found in skullcap.

      I think the less than expected difference in our results was mainly due to limited controls and a limited amount of flies.

  2. What is the significance of the standard deviation values in relation to the relevance of your experiment in further studies?

    1. Hello Amaneet! Thank you so much for watching my video! Standard deviation values, in relation to our experiment, help us determine whether luteolin is a hit, a radiation protector, or a radiation synthesizer.

  3. Why did the difference between the positive and negative control for your compound not match the expected results?

    1. Hello Wyatt! Thank you for watching my video!! 🙂 To answer your question, there should be a significant difference between the positive and negative control. The average percent survival of our negative control should have been a lot higher than our positive control but this was not the case! The difference is there but is very minimal which is very interesting in regards to our experiment.

    1. The importance of the 10-15 day incubation so the larvae can consume food with the negative and positive control to form the pupal cases on the walls of the vials.

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