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.
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.shtmlhttp://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.