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Chilly temperatures foster cancer growth in mice | Ars Technica

Wait, what? 22ºC is cold and 30ºC is comfortably warm? When it is 15ºC in my room I am cold and when it is 25ºC I am too hot. Mice must run warmer than me or something. Either that or 15ºC is COLD like it feels and today's comfortable 19ºC is actually cold but I am weird…



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loodje
Nov. 23rd, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
One would think that'd be the other way around!
natf
Nov. 23rd, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
What would? *confused*

Sorry I have a headache and have just watched Dr Who so I am not thinking very straight…
loodje
Nov. 23rd, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
"Chilly temperatures foster cancer growth in mice" ... you'd think hotter temperatures would ...
natf
Nov. 23rd, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
Ah hah! Yes you would, for skin cancer, but I can see how the biochemistry would cause more mutations at low temperatures.

I thought you meant the bit about me and my body temperature regulation fubar. ;-p
natf
Nov. 23rd, 2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
…and that I have icons for this…
siliconshaman
Nov. 23rd, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
It's been awhile since I had anything to do with mice, but IIRC they do run a little hotter and require a warmer environment. Fuzzy littles loose body heat faster you see..
natf
Nov. 23rd, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
That would explain some of it then. The rest is my MonSter-eaten hypothalamus which means I have a non-functioning body thermostat.

Edited at 2013-11-23 11:52 pm (UTC)
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