nude mouse

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a mouse with a genetic defect that prevents them from growing hair and also prevents them from immunologically rejecting human cells and tissues

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Prostate tumor growth and recurrence can be modulated by the omega-6:omega-3 ratio in diet: athymic mouse xenograft model simulating radical prostatectomy.
Forsyth and his colleagues were able to demonstrate in an athymic mouse model that REOLYSIN(R) treatment of intracerebral tumours resulted in dramatic extension of life.