10 thoughts on “D59 – Hoang

  1. Very interesting, especially how similar the organism is to humans! Do you think that there are confounding variables that could effect the results, since their life or death has so many factors, and if so why do you think it does not prevent us from drawing conclusions?

    1. Yes I do! The flies were heavily inbred, which could have resulted the flies being in an already bad condition. It doesn’t prevent us from drawing conclusions as the mutations from inbreeding are likely different from each other and we had a decent sample size, so most of the confounding variables can be taken out.

  2. What do you think caused the negative control to not be favorable? What controls would you add or change?

    1. A lower percentage of survival made the negative control unfavorable. This is because a lower percent survival in the negative control meant that the solvent would be the one that killed the flies, not our compound. I would add more control vials to have better data.

    1. I think that there weren’t any hits because we didn’t run enough trials, so the results of our singular trial could have resulted from chance or our dose wasn’t high enough.

  3. Great discussion on the need for this research! If you were to do more tests of more concentrations of Luteolin would you expect to identify a hit at higher or lower concentrations?

    1. I’d expect a hit at a higher concentration, but not one that is too high as that will ultimately be more toxic than beneficial to the person.

    2. I would expect to identify a hit at a higher concentration, but not one that is too high as ultimately that will be more toxic than beneficial to the person.

  4. I would expect a hit at a higher concentration, but not one that is too high as ultimately it would be more toxic than beneficial to the person.

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