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Of Mice And Men

A technician holds a laboratory mouse at the Jackson Laboratory, Jan. 24, 2006, in Bar Harbor, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

A technician holds a laboratory mouse at the Jackson Laboratory, Jan. 24, 2006, in Bar Harbor, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

For decades, mice models have been the cornerstone model in scientific labs when studying the effects of new medications.

But new research suggests mice may not provide the most accurate information when it comes to studying dangerous human conditions such as burns, trauma, and the deadly bacterial infection, sepsis.

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