Mouse-ear: your opinion...

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Mouse-ear: your opinion...

Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:30 pm

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Post by iri_black » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:14 pm

wow! :(
It was just an accident, or the've conducted experiments and came up with this?
And if this was an experiment, i really would like to know what was the purpose.

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Post by opuntia » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:45 pm

That's very selfish of the person who has done such a thing to that vulnerable creature :(
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Post by cantab » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:34 pm

People often mistake this as being the result of genetic manipulation. The ear has in fact been grafted on to the mouse.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:50 pm

Well, yes that is actually NOT a genetic engineering, that is only a transplantation. And, that is also NOT an ear transplantation, but only a cartilago transplantation. The cartilago accidentally grows in sickle shape, similar to the shape of human ear.

Out of that phenomenon, do you still find another peculiar thing on that mouse? :wink:
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Post by Poison » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:37 pm

Looks useful...
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Post by James » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:44 pm

Why would anyone want a mouse on their ear? :o :wink:

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Post by mustangsally » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:05 pm

is it that it appears to have no hair?

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Post by canalon » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:14 pm

It's a "nude" mouse. Known for their lack of hair and immune system IIRC. A logical background to make grafts, I think.

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Post by mothorc » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:23 am

Interesting, but I think this ear is use for people who miss his one, why Scientist make a ear on mice, then trans to people?We can make it directly?

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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:17 am

mothorc: First, that is NOT an ear. Second, there is a rule in scientific experiments, for biology, medical, farmacology, husbandry, etc., telling that we cannot apply a novel discovery or research directly to human. They must undergo some steps, started with being tested in laboratory animals (usually rodents), then 'higher' mammals (pigs, dogs, cats, cow, etc.), the 'lower'primates (monkeys, apes, etc.). Then we need to evaluate the results and risks, before we apply it to human.
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Post by mothorc » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:21 am

Yes, science is for people.
I watch TV and they said it is an ear.
Sorry

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