Title

The Effect of Magnetic Fields on the Regeneration of Dugesia dorotocephala

Author(s)

Jonathan Jeffcoat

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Zoology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Planaria have recently been a way to answer some of the questions that come behind their regeneration abilities. Particularly, the main focus of this research is to see if there is a correlation between stronger magnetic field strengths and the regeneration of planarian. This would possibly lead to magnetic fields being used in the therapeutic processes for brain tissue repair in humans. The hypothesis for this research states that if planaria that have been bisected are subjected to stronger magnetic field strengths, more regeneration will take place at the bisected area. Each planaria was taken out of their separate petri dishes and bisected with equal portions of anterior to posterior and then the length was recorded for comparison to the final. There were 4 groups of 25, 3 of increasing magnetic strengths and one with no manipulation. After a week, the lengths were measured again and recorded. This data was run through an Anova test to compare the means. The Anova Test showed that there was at least one significant difference in the variables meaning that the p value was lower than 0.001. This means that it was lower than that of the alpha value of 0.05 which allowed for the null hypothesis to be rejected which shows that there was a significant relationship between two of the previously stated variables.

Location

Furman Hall 119

Start Date

3-28-2020 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 10:15 AM

The Effect of Magnetic Fields on the Regeneration of Dugesia dorotocephala

Furman Hall 119

Planaria have recently been a way to answer some of the questions that come behind their regeneration abilities. Particularly, the main focus of this research is to see if there is a correlation between stronger magnetic field strengths and the regeneration of planarian. This would possibly lead to magnetic fields being used in the therapeutic processes for brain tissue repair in humans. The hypothesis for this research states that if planaria that have been bisected are subjected to stronger magnetic field strengths, more regeneration will take place at the bisected area. Each planaria was taken out of their separate petri dishes and bisected with equal portions of anterior to posterior and then the length was recorded for comparison to the final. There were 4 groups of 25, 3 of increasing magnetic strengths and one with no manipulation. After a week, the lengths were measured again and recorded. This data was run through an Anova test to compare the means. The Anova Test showed that there was at least one significant difference in the variables meaning that the p value was lower than 0.001. This means that it was lower than that of the alpha value of 0.05 which allowed for the null hypothesis to be rejected which shows that there was a significant relationship between two of the previously stated variables.