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Editorial

The BRIC-GARN Meeting 2011: of mice and men

David S Pisetsky

Author Affiliations

Duke University Medical Center, 151G, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA

Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012, 14:107  doi:10.1186/ar3698

Published: 24 February 2012

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Mice were very much on the minds of guests staying at the Hilton Tokyo Bay from 14 to 16 November 2011. The hotel is a short distance from Tokyo Disneyland and, for most guests, the mice were of the cartoon variety that descended from Steamboat Willie. Now known as Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie was the brilliant product of Walt Disney's imagination. Not surprisingly, more than a few children cavorting in the hotel lobby wore the iconic black ears as treasured souvenirs of their trip to the Magic Kingdom.