For some mice, life produces anxiety—where to nest, which bag of chips to chew through, how to escape human detection. To cope with such crippling panic, these mice groom themselves so thoroughly and frequently that they lick off their fur. These rodents develop bald patches and sores over their bodies. Even in pain, the mouse licks and licks.
Researchers, led by 2007 Nobel prize winner for medicine, Mario Capecchi, found that with a bone marrow transplant, the mice stop their... READ ON