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'Dirty' Mice Lead USC Researchers to Possible Culprit in Autoimmune Disease

Jan 30, 2019 - Targeted News Service

[TNSscience] -- The University of Southern California issued the following news release:

When is a dirty mouse a good mouse?

USC researchers can answer that question: They introduced squeaky-clean lab mice to rodents from the outside world -- mice from a pet store - and gained a clue about autoimmune disease in the process.

"Lab mice are wonderful for many kinds of experiments, but wild mice have more in common with people in terms of the germs we're exposed to," said first aut...