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For the Google Science Fair 2013, I was thinking of testing the effects of tuberculosis on lung cancer…. Do you guys think that it's a good idea? Also I know where to order the cells and the science chair said he'd buy all materials, except we don't have anything to store the cells in once they arrive. We're supposed to store them in a cryogenic freezer when it arrives but obviously a public school wouldn't have them and wouldn't buy them either considering the cheapest one is around 25k. Any suggestions? Thanks :diebanana:
 

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For the Google Science Fair 2013, I was thinking of testing the effects of tuberculosis on lung cancer…. Do you guys think that it's a good idea? Also I know where to order the cells and the science chair said he'd buy all materials, except we don't have anything to store the cells in once they arrive. We're supposed to store them in a cryogenic freezer when it arrives but obviously a public school wouldn't have them and wouldn't buy them either considering the cheapest one is around 25k. Any suggestions? Thanks :diebanana:
Don't give your ideas away :scared:

Could you partner up with your local university/college to do this project? I don't know much about the Google Science Fair 2013 but it sounds high level so i'm guessing people are going to be pulling all the strings to have the best project.

This means that unless they specifically bar you from working in a university lab, you should probably try and work in a university lab.
 
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Don't give your ideas away :scared:

Could you partner up with your local university/college to do this project? I don't know much about the Google Science Fair 2013 but it sounds high level so i'm guessing people are going to be pulling all the strings to have the best project.

This means that unless they specifically bar you from working in a university lab, you should probably try and work in a university lab.
Thanks for the advice, I've asked one college already and unfortunately they couldn't help, but I'll keep looking. Thanksss!!
 

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For the Google Science Fair 2013, I was thinking of testing the effects of tuberculosis on lung cancer…. Do you guys think that it's a good idea? Also I know where to order the cells and the science chair said he'd buy all materials, except we don't have anything to store the cells in once they arrive. We're supposed to store them in a cryogenic freezer when it arrives but obviously a public school wouldn't have them and wouldn't buy them either considering the cheapest one is around 25k. Any suggestions? Thanks :diebanana:

Doesn't sound like a viable option. For one, what type of lung cancer? For two, human cells are highly restricted and without an institutional review board such as one you could find at a university there is no way you can do this, and for three what is the underlying hypothesis? I'd consider a different idea, because frankly lung cancer patients that are immunosuppressed get TB frequently enough that I'm not sure what you are hoping to prove since we know that diseased lung is prone to TB and we probably would know if TB somehow preferentially killed cancer cells. Sounds vaguely like the neurosurgeons who tried to cure brain cancer by infecting the tissue.
 

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If you are actually going to do this, email the different departments on a nearby college campus. Tell them you just need freezer space for the cells and estimate the volume needed. I know my college has lots of extra room in the -40 freezer where we keep the cell cultures while we wait to use them.