Event Title

Iburofen's Effect on D.melanogaster

Presenter Information

Erika Gray

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

College

College of Natural Sciences

Major

Mathematics

Location

Event Center A & B

Start Date

5-21-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

5-21-2015 2:30 PM

Abstract

This presentation analyzes the effect of Ibuprofen on D.melanogaster and the lifespan. Using two strains of flies with identical genes, except for A? 1-42, the pathway for Alzheimer’s, varying concentrations of the drug were administered throughout their lifespan. Beginning with 150 male flies 0- 3 days old, they were separated into six vials in which their concentrations varied from 0.0µg, 0.1µg and 0.3µg. The 00C flies were used as the control group and are known to live longer since they do not have the Alzheimer’s pathway. The experiment proved to show that Ibuprofen does have a positive effect on not only the flies with the Alzheimer’s pathway, but the control group as well.

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May 21st, 1:00 PM May 21st, 2:30 PM

Iburofen's Effect on D.melanogaster

Event Center A & B

This presentation analyzes the effect of Ibuprofen on D.melanogaster and the lifespan. Using two strains of flies with identical genes, except for A? 1-42, the pathway for Alzheimer’s, varying concentrations of the drug were administered throughout their lifespan. Beginning with 150 male flies 0- 3 days old, they were separated into six vials in which their concentrations varied from 0.0µg, 0.1µg and 0.3µg. The 00C flies were used as the control group and are known to live longer since they do not have the Alzheimer’s pathway. The experiment proved to show that Ibuprofen does have a positive effect on not only the flies with the Alzheimer’s pathway, but the control group as well.