Presented by Isabella Baduini, Samantha Tiedman, and Marina Zarsky
Our research question: What are the effects of caffeine on E. coli infected D. melanogaster?
This question was derived from our interest in longevity, immunity, and diet. Longevity can be influenced by an individual’s diet. Caffeine is a common part of a lot of people’s daily diet, whether in the form of coffee, tea, or even sugar. Infections can threaten longevity, which is why it is important to maintain a healthy immune system by practicing a healthy diet.
Our primary objective: Was to test if caffeine will increase the longevity of an infected D. melanogaster with E. coli.
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