by Haley Hammen
This project explores group differences in immune function between maltreated and non-maltreated children. The objective is to measure the inflammatory response following in vitro bacterial stimulation. Further, to test whether physical activity may act as a moderating factor. The proposed hypotheses are that maltreated children will have a greater inflammatory response than non-maltreated children, with physical activity as a moderating factor such that greater physical activity is associated with a reduced inflammatory response.
Health and Life Sciences