All Science Fair Projects  

Science Project Forum

   
Welcome to the Mad Scientist's Forum! Join thousands of other students who've received help from the Mad Scientist and our science Mentors!
Register first, then post your questions below. Registration takes only 1 minute! Meet the Mad Scientist
Lost your
password?
Go Back   All Science Fair Projects > Get Help for Your Grade 9-12 Science Fair Projects > Biology (Grades 9-12)
User Name
Password

Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-07-2009, 04:37 PM
Scotty81 Scotty81 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Scotty81 is helpful, nice and has lots of friends here
Default Question on Wound Healing of Potatoes

Hi,

I plan on performing an experiment on seeing if some medicinal plant extracts can improve wound healing. Because human skin cells would be difficult to purchase and maintain, I've read that one can perform wound healing experiments on potato tubers. I've looked for references on exactly what one would measure as the potatoes are healing, after they are cut. Either I've seen sketchy descriptions or they required more complex equipment than I would have in my high school laboratory. I think that one approach might be to measure the rate of hydrogen peroxide degradation or the rate of change of the catalase enzyme. However, I'm not quite sure how to do either and I'm not even sure if this is the best measurement approach.

I'd appreciate any guidance on this idea.

Thanks for your help.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Challenge Question dreamerofeternity Test Your Science Skills! 1 11-20-2006 08:41 AM
Help needed to create knowledgeable title question? Ansis Simple Projects (Grades K-5) 1 01-12-2006 01:14 PM
i need help forming a question!!! deathbyclarinet5 Get Ideas for Your Project 0 11-02-2005 05:16 PM
A really serious question!!! Tamthebest Physics (Grades K-5) 1 10-14-2005 09:04 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2006 All Science Fair Projects.com All Rights Reserved