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c60 fullerenes mice

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#1 Logic

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:42 PM


I have not owned a pet rodent since Ratty, a lost rat that happened into my life and heart many many years ago and shared many young adventures with me.
I am keen to be involved in this experiment and do my bit for science/longecity/humanity.

I have a spare room in which I can house some mice and have been to a pet shop to price cages and find out where I can find sister mice (Important to avoid fights and 1+1=200! :) )
The room will provide a good place for me to play with them, shield the mice from temperature extremes, predators/stress and provide them with natural day night cycles.

Ideally I would like to have 2 cages with 2 or 3 mice (sisters) in each cage and feed one cage placebo and the other C60oo.
I believe doing so would give more accurate results as the mice will share the same ancestry, enviroment, diet and anything else that comes along. Important when N is small.
I hope this is possible, but will be happy to take part even if this isnt?

So let me know how we are to move forward with this.
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#2 AgeVivo

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

Dear Logic,

Thank you for daring to be the first to make your logbook!

one cage placebo and the other C60oo (...) I hope this is possible

As explained to interested participants by email, by default participants will EITHER receive placebo or C60oo, without knowing what they received until the end of the experiment.

There are some reasons for that:
a) in case a visual comparison of the placebo and C60oo together could indicate which one is the treatment (then it is not double-blind anymore)
b) risk to give the wrong treatments to the wrong animals (bad experience)

However, as you mention, having both c60oo and placebo in some homes would have the advantage to improve statistical power (by locally cancelling out home variability) and detect much more subtle effects than the reported c60oo effects. So we need to wait a little until we know more about a) and to think much about b) before possibly taking such a decision -- I will discuss about it here: http://www.longecity...post__p__529981

Please don't hesitate to post pictures of the place where your pets would be, etc.
Sincerely,
AgeVivo.

Edited by AgeVivo, 20 August 2012 - 09:31 AM.


#3 Logic

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:54 PM

Well here's a pic of the room, although I feel silly posting it! :)
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I need to find my cell-phone to computer cable and get back to the petshop to take more pics.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

Cancelled.
No longer interested.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:21 PM

This is 100% your right, your choice: no one is forcing anyone, and it is of the interest of everyone that we reduce the risk of such disinterest once a person already has pets.

Three years ago you were one of the first to propose the idea of mprize at home, a big bravo and a big recognition for that.
If there is some particular reason for your disinterest, please don't hesitate to let me know by PM or email.

Take care,
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:19 AM

Cancelled.
No longer interested.


I am sorry I posted this and withraw the statement.

I am keen on having controls, placebos (oo), and rats on C60oo, but cost is an issue for me.

I will also look for local pet owners and see if any are interested.

#7 AgeVivo

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

Hi Logic,
Perhaps we can help you. Let's discuss by email.
Cheers,
AgeVivo.

#8 Logic

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

Sadly I am not going to be able to take part at this time as I will be spending extented periods of time in Africa, putting up a gold mine.

If you are wanting to do studies on how maleria and other tropical diseases; Im your guy. :dry:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

Ok, thank you for having accompanied us in this experiment till here at least. All the best in your new activity, we'll keep in touch.

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