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Feb. 8th, 2008 | 11:00 am
posted by: abbysciuto in islandscience

Now that my brain is not quite as full of fluff as it has been for the past week, I have managed to remember that I need to post the details of Abby's clinical trial and get it officially going.  It's a simple trial, and should not be much effort for any pups involved.  It will also not affect the pup's long-term fertility, although there will be a weaning-off period in which the pup will not be fertile even after they're not taking the contraceptive pill, just like there'll be a period after they begin taking the pill in which they're still fertile.  A little advance planning should take care of both those situations.

The participants will take a pill once a day at the lab.  Abby will be making the pills for now since there are only ten participants.  Dr. K taught her how to make pills long long ago, and she's using that knowledge to the fullest.  Eventually she may need someone who's skilled with metal to make her a pill press, but that would only be needed if the clinical trial works and she expands the drug's availability to the general island population, and we're definitely not there yet.

Once a week, between, say 9 am and 12pm on Mondays, the participants will supply one sperm sample in an unlabeled cup.  There will be a spot on the lab bench for them to place their samples and Abby will NOT be in the lab during that period, just in case anyone's shy about her knowing which sample is theirs.    She'll analyze the samples and mark down the sperm count and motility but no names will be associated with any samples unless there is a specific aberration of some type.  

Current trial participants are:
Gus Knickel
Bill Weasley
Remus Lupin
Rupert de Worde
Rob Chase
Tim Riggins
Tony DiNozzo
Hunter Novotny-Bruckner

Which means we need 2 more volunteers to reach a statistically meaningful number.  If anyone would like to volunteer, please let me know. 

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AndreaLyn

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from: andrealyn
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
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Chase is actually very curious about the results, so he'll be willing to help in exchange for possibly getting to see the labs.

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

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from: abbysciuto
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like a fair exchange. :) The results will be available to anyone who asks (assuming a lag time for number crunching) since Abby and subterfuge don't really work well together.

Thanks for volunteering. Abby and I both appreciate it. :)

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Tim Riggins

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from: texas_forever
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Okay, so Tim's telling me that he's SO all over is. Though, be aware that he will probably flirt with Abby a bit.

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

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from: abbysciuto
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Hee, flirting Abby can handle. She'll probably think it's kinda cute, even...and completely not take him seriously. :P

Thanks for volunteering. :)

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Tim Riggins

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from: texas_forever
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
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HA! That's fine with him. He's pretty used to not being taken seriously.

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I thought it was Fun Dip!

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from: dsneyvoice
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Bill also would have tried to recruit Fred&George, but I need to ask Em & Sam whether or not they'd have accepted. ;)

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

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from: abbysciuto
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Heh, okay. :D Abby thanks Bill for his recruiting skills anyway.

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Toshiko Sato

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from: toshiko_san
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Put Tony on the list.<3

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

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from: abbysciuto
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Really? He seemed a little...oogly about it when Abs brought it up.

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Toshiko Sato

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from: toshiko_san
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but he'll feel guilty. And then more guilty. And finally offer.

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

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from: abbysciuto
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Aaaah, excellent. We will gladly take advantage of guilt if it will get us more volunteers. ;)

We have no shame. :D

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The Moonlight Sonata

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from: moonlight69
date: Feb. 9th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC)
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I'm assuming they must be healthy, disease-free males? :P

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

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from: abbysciuto
date: Feb. 9th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but other than that, we have no requirements in terms of age etc.

And if I can't find another three people, I'll consider non-healthy males, too. :P

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The Moonlight Sonata

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from: moonlight69
date: Feb. 9th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Because yeah, Hunter would totally do it, but he's positive.

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

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from: abbysciuto
date: Feb. 9th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Is he healthy, other than being positive? Not in AIDS itself? I don't recall him being, but my brain is still a little fluffy.

In that case, he might be perfectly fine to help if he'd like.

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The Moonlight Sonata

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from: moonlight69
date: Feb. 9th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Nope. He got diagnosed when he was hospitalized for a...kidney infection, I think, but he's completely healthy other than being positive, takes good care of himself, takes his meds and gets lots of exercise.

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

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from: abbysciuto
date: Feb. 9th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Then I think he should be fine.

Thank you for being willing to volunteer him. I apppreciate it. :)

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