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Tags: mice studies


Fast-track this ‘revolutionary’ dental treatment? No way. Intervention only tested in mice tooth cells


Dana-Farber touts potential leukemia ‘cure’ based on study involving only mice


Potential new kidney cancer drug said to be “more effective than standard of care,” but only if you’re a mouse


Release on bile acids as a heart treatment wrongly equates success in mice with human outcomes

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Referencing “animal study” in headline, NYIT accurately frames evidence on possible new heart failure treatment


New imaging technique is good at finding early cancer in mice, but NIH release skimps on translation to human patients


Release touts “new treatments to thwart colon cancer” — but buries that study subjects were mice