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Scientists In Japan Develop Better Mouse For Leukemia Drug Research

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japanese scientists say they have developed a better mouse model for faster and better testing of possible drugs to treat leukemia. Current mouse models take up to eight months to develop a precursor to leukemia and often do not develop the targeted disease itself. All of the newly developed mice developed leukemia and in about six months, the researchers said in a published paper. The University of Tokyo group plans to use the new mice to study how myelodysplastic syndrome leads to leukemia, and then find a drug for it. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required

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