Researchers typically house mice in temperatures ranging from 20°C–26°C, cooler than the 30°C–31°C the animals prefer. It turns out that the chillier standard lab temperatures speed tumor growth in mouse models of cancer by impairing immune system function, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [1].

From:

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-348564.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=a7a6a8cf9f-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-a7a6a8cf9f-87647657#.Uqc-1LQozGj

Advertisements