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ESPC 2014 - Windsor (Ontario)

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Morgan - We both aspire to pursue a career in medicine or in medical research; therefore a health-related project was ideal. We had heard the common controversy over antioxidants and wished to do some testing of our own. We then discovered stinging nettle and picked the herb as our product of experimentation. In terms of future investigations, we are currently continuing to test different concentrations of stinging nettle on diverse species of fruit flies. These findings will demonstrate an optimal dosage amount for the stinging nettle supplement and give hindsight into the fact that this supplement, which is found to increase motor neuron function, might only provide beneficial results on the species of flies that have decreased motor neuron function and would not benefit non-genetically-mutated flies. Our advice for other students doing a project is to research every aspect of your topic so that when judging time arrives you will leave little to no questions unanswered. Also, pick a topic that inspires you as ours did us! It is much easier to put in a full effort when you are fascinated with your topic.
Emma - I love many things in life. I like being a nerd because I love science. I do well in school but I am also a big jock. I play rep volleyball, rep basketball, as well as school volleyball and school basketball all through the year. In the summer I play beach volleyball and soccer. Sports are my favourite hobbies. Although on top of all this, my biggest passion is volunteering. I have helped build a school in Africa and Ecuador and this summer I am going to help build another school in India. Due to all these loves my plans for the future is to become a member of Doctors Without Borders. Now about my project. The inspiration came from looking at todays society and what people see as important. There's a big demand on being healthy and living long but getting this without trying hard. For further investigations, the stinging nettle antioxidants can be used on bigger picture problems such as diseases caused by oxidative stress. My advice to other students thinking about doing a project is just that when picking your project make sure to pick something that interests you above anything else.

Morgan Lafontaine, Emma Vanderlee

Urtica Dioica: Effect on Locomotor Function in a Drosophila Model of Chronic...
Région:North Bay
Ville:North Bay, ON
École:St. Joseph-Scollard Hall
Sommaire:In this experiment, chronic oxidative stress in a drosophila model was tested under the influence of the antioxidant, Urtica Dioica. Statistical analysis concluded that a high concentration of Urtica Dioica increases locomotor function in a SOD null fruit fly. Although more testing is needed, there was an indication that Urtica Dioica may increase the lifespan of a SOD null fruit fly.

Prix Valeur
Prix d'excellence - Senior
Médaille d'argent
Sponsor: Sciences jeunesse Canada
300,00 $
Bourses d'admission de la Faculté des sciences de l’Université Dalhousie
Médaillé d’argent, sénior - Bourse d'admission de 2 500 $
Sponsor: Université Dalhousie, Faculté des sciences
2 500,00 $
Prix d'admission en sciences de UBC (Vancouver)
Médaillé d’argent, sénior - Bourse d'admission de 2 000 $
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
2 000,00 $
Bourse d'admission de l'Université d'Ottawa
Médaillé d’argent, sénior - Bourse d'admission de 2 000 $
Sponsor: Université d'Ottawa
2 000,00 $
Bourse d’études de Western University
Médaillé d’argent - Bourse d'admission de 2 000 $
Sponsor: Université Western
2 000,00 $
Total8 800,00 $