Feature

Of Mice and Man

The lab mouse is being remodeled to better mimic how humans respond to disease

By
10:37am, March 7, 2013

It looked like a lost cause: a 61-year-old patient with advanced pancreatic cancer — one of the deadliest diagnoses. Ordinarily, doctors wouldn’t have much choice. They could try chemotherapy drugs one at a time to see if any worked, or they could slam the tumor with a cocktail of chemicals that had shown some success with similar cases.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join SSP today or Log in.

More from the Science News Archives