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Mice Unable To Synthesize Vitamin C Should Become Valuable Research Tool, Scientists Say

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May 17, 2000
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have successfully developed the world's first mice incapable of synthesizing vitamin C, a nutrient essential for growth and healthy bones, teeth, gums, ligaments and blood vessels. The genetically engineered research mice should become a valuable tool in determining vitamin C's role in health and illness, the scientists say.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have successfully developed the world's first mice incapable of synthesizing vitamin C, a nutrient essential for growth and healthy bones, teeth, gums, ligaments and blood vessels. The genetically engineered research mice should become a valuable tool in determining vitamin C's role in health and illness, the scientists say.


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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. (2000, May 17). Mice Unable To Synthesize Vitamin C Should Become Valuable Research Tool, Scientists Say. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000516071848.htm
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. "Mice Unable To Synthesize Vitamin C Should Become Valuable Research Tool, Scientists Say." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000516071848.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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