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[Columbia University Medical Center] Scientist successfully duplicated human immune systems in mice

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Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists have developed a way to recreate an individual’s immune system in a mouse. The “personalized immune mouse” offers researchers an unprecedented tool for individualized analysis of abnormalities that contribute to type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, starting at the onset of disease.

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This could help a lot of people who currently don't take a certain medication that they really need because their doctor is unsure how it could behave in their system.
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The approach seems fairly straight foward and rather low-tech. A little surprised that no one else has tried this before.
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... has absolutely nothing to do with the content of this thread. Seriously.

That's a pretty neat development. I'm glad konoii posted this; it has some pretty direct application to the research that I will soon be doing and it's great to find out about it early. Thanks konoii!
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So do the mice suffer and extreme side effects such as hypnogogic hallucinations? I kid i kid tongue.gif

I do wonder though, what they do with the old immune system.
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