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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Megara7 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:09 pm

It really depends on what your teacher wants. Definately write your hypothesis so it's understandable. My teacher always said to write an "if-then-because" statement as my hypothesis. The 'because' part explains why you think the 'then' part of the statement (the results) will occur. That would be my advice, but you might want to wait for Heather to return to your thread because she knows a lot more about your experiment than I do.

I hope this helps!
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:23 pm

Ummm I said that my independent variable would be the over expression in the bred in the pancreas and liver BECAUSE the level of expression will be changing and the ore expressed the fee is in cancer the more likely IT IS TO BE A CANCER CELL?
The capatalized part is the part I am unsure of.
Please help.
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby heatherL » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:45 pm

Hi Medical-stuff,

Sorry for the delay in my response. Let's start with your hypothesis.

If you use this version...
heatherL wrote:"I hypothesize that since the pancreas and the liver have similar jobs of sending digestive substances to the duodenum they will also have similar genes that are overexpressed when cancer develops."

...then you could say that "IF you compare gene expression in pancreatic and liver cancer, THEN you will see overexpression of similar genes when cancer develops BECAUSE the pancreas and the liver have similar jobs of sending digestive substances to the duodenum." Is that the format your teacher wants to see?

Medical-stuff wrote:Also for hypothesis I don't really know what my controlled variable,independent and dependent variables would be.

Your independent variable is the one that you change in the experiment. In this case, it is the presence or absence of cancer. (You are not really changing this yourself, but it is what you are comparing.) Your dependent variable is the one you measure, because it is dependent on the variable you're changing. In this case, your dependent variable is the amount of gene expression. It's hard to pinpoint a controlled variable for this experiment, since you're really doing it on the computer, but you are only looking at pancreatic and liver cancer, so I suppose the type of cancer could be your controlled variable.

Here is more information about variables:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... bles.shtml
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... bles.shtml

Medical-stuff wrote:For my data would I make graphs showing a gene and how much it is overexpressed in cancer compared to it being under expressed in a normal body?

For your data you will probably make a graph showing which genes are overexpressed in pancreatic cancer, which ones are overexpressed in liver cancer, and which ones are overexpressed in both types of cancer. You won't be able to tell how much the genes are overexpressed; you can only tell if they are overexpressed or not.

Medical-stuff wrote:Also for my research really what you are telling me is that I need to explain my project like tell about pancreas ,functions,pancreas cancer & lung,functions,lung cancer
And should my research paper have like after I finish my actual RESEARCH behind it ,for example,a paper telling materials used,then procedure,etc.?

Your research paper should provide the relevant background for the experiment you are doing. Information about the pancreas, liver, and how cancers develop are good topics for your research paper. The Science Buddies information (http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... aper.shtml) is a wonderful resource and will walk you through the process step-by-step.

Best,
Heather
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:35 pm

Ummmm ok could you explain how I would do my data please a little more?
And also can you explain to me how to do the conclusion?
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby heatherL » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:44 pm

Hi Medical-stuff,

Your best strategy is to follow the procedure as laid out on the Science Buddies website: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... #procedure

Start by figuring out which genes are overexpressed in pancreatic cancer. Then see if you can find out the functions of those genes. Next, do the same procedure for liver cancer. Do you see similar genes overexpressed in both types of cancer? If so, what functions do they have?

Once you have answered these questions, we can talk about the conclusions you can make.

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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:49 am

Ok I'll do that today then we can do graphs.
It is very important that you are here today(Wednesday) and tomorrow(thursday) because my science fair is due Friday!
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby heatherL » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:45 am

Hi Medical-stuff,

I am teaching classes today and tomorrow, but I will do my best to respond. The other experts can also help you with data presentation and interpretation, and Science Buddies has even more resources about those topics:
Data Analysis & Graphs: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ysis.shtml
Conclusions: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ions.shtml
Sample Conclusions: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ions.shtml
More about Conclusions: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... usions.pdf

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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:22 pm

Hi ok so the cancer genome anatomy project website isn't working it isn't sending me my email!!!this is due tomorrow!!! Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:13 am

Ok so far for the research paper I wrote: where the liver and pancreas is
What their functions are
And about pancreas and liver cancer(2 paragraphs per bullet point)
(ex.)1 paragraph is about pancreas then the next about liver)
Now I'm gonna add two more paragraphs about how those cancers are treated then I will go back to my beginning of my research paper and add how cancer is formedade in blood.
I found a really good site that explained how it forms and it is very nice

So, so far I have
Question(also about my question, I have seemed to have lost what I am actually asking would it be "what two organs will have similar genes when over expressed?")
Hypothesis
Research(almost done)
I'm going to do materials and procedure at Lunch
Then I will finish by doing data(which I still need a little help on)
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY I CAN WORK ON THIS!

-I'll keep you posted.
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:24 pm

Hi heather!! Ok well here's the situation I'm still having trouble with how to make the data graphs but everything else is pretty much ok also I need you to hear my hypothesis paragraph please!
Please respond soon ,today..it's my last day of working on this project!
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:10 pm

HELPPPPPPPPPP
I HAVE ALL MY INFORMATION I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW I AM SUPPOST TO MAKE IT INTO GRAPHS!!!!!!!!!ugh help!!!!!!
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby heatherL » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:31 am

Hi Medical-stuff,

As I said, I am teaching today, but I will try to help you. I cannot give you any feedback if you do not tell me what you have. Please upload your information as an attachment or list it directly in the forum so I can review it.

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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:36 pm

Ok I'll send it To you. I did not turn in it today do I am turning it in Monday
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:08 am

Ok I attached what I have done so far.
I didn't put my materials and procedure in the attachment.
it includes my question(is it correct?)
hypothesis
research paper
and i'll add my graphs in another post...
Attachments
The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project.doc
The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project
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Re: CANCER GENOME ANATOMY PROJECT

Postby Medical-stuff » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:09 am

also do you think I should add more to my research paper? I can
There is one kid who had 30 pages for his reserch paper. I mean I could do that but I know I still need to add a little more to it.
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