Thursday, July 9, 2009


Tina Taconic from San Jose Wins

The research department at St. Decon Gene Labs unamiously nominates Tina Taconic for Mouse of the Month. This award is a result of her commitment to finding a cure and an end to ALS. A wonderful mother of 16 that has become one of the best in her strain working with the research team. Her and most of the children have signed a contract paying her breeder $2000.00 for each sibling that joins the program. She comes from a family of dedicated mice dating back several years to the 1950's.
We found Tina at rest following a long day of several injections in cage A42. We ask if she had a moment for a few questions about her commitment. "I signed up for the long haul but it would be nice to give our species a rest and move on to something new". "I would like to see new funding and research using Stem Cells of any kind". We asked her about any possible new developments in ALS. She said, "the team is working very long hours and each day is a new challenge because they always come up with a new compound to test on me". "Do you get any rest or time off?" "Thats silly, I get a treatment and after a few hours they want me walk on the treadmill and do my normal series of exercises". Our last question was about the research time line. "Do you think a cure is in reach?" Tina looked at us with those tiny black eyes and said, "you know it takes a lot of money to find out whats causing ALS". "We need a Presidential Mandate that will challenge a cure for ALS in 10 years or less and provide the funding for it". Whatever gave you that idea? "Well , sending Mice into space is just too easy these days, the nation is ready for a new Challenge". With a statement like that we see why Tina is Mouse of the Month.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cmon Doc, I bet there ain't no such critter as Tina. I am beginnin to doubt there is such thing as a CDC or an ALS registry, Maybe the big kahuna is hoping there won't be any of these ALS critters left to find out the truth.