Research Topic 1: Evaluation of Action Potential For Treatment

All animals have their own characteristics. For example, the earthworm has a giant axon fiber running along the ventral side so that the study of the nervous system can be easily done compared to the daphnia which enables us to study on the effects of various chemical compounds to the heartbeat. In our study model, the change of action potential of Lumbricus Terrestris is evaluated before and after or during an introduction of chemical pharmaceuticals. Many drugs selling over the counter can be evaluated to the effects of the action potential.

For comparison of the output curves from a telemetric data acquisition, the fast Fourier transform mathematical function should be used. A telemetric system is employed for the parameter estimation since the L. Terrestris can be moved around during the study. This model will be particularly useful for the development of drugs such as analgesics and anesthetics.