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Does changing the natural electrical field slow healing?

Inference of population mean: Changing electrical field from natural level slows healing

Our bodies have a natural electrical field that is known to help wounds heal. Does changing the field strength slow healing? A series of experiments with newts investigated this question. The data below are the healing rates of cuts (micrometers per hour) in a matched pairs experiment. The pairs are the two hind limbs of the same newt, with the body's natural field in one limb (control) and half the natural value in the other limb (experimental). Is there good evidence that changing the electrical field from its natural level slows healing?

Newt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Control 25 13 44 45 57 42 50 36 35 38 43 31 26 48
Experimental 24 23 47 42 26 46 38 33 28 28 21 27 25 45

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Paired-sample t-test to examine if there is good evidence that changing the electrical field from its natural level slows healing.

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