Thursday, January 05, 2006

Stem Cell Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Research

The Age, January 5, 2006
researchers have taken a giant step towards understanding the genesis of breast cancer by inducing female mice to grow new mammary glands from stem cells. The breakthrough could open the way for the eventual development of new drugs or therapies to treat breast cancer — one of the biggest causes of premature death in women. The new hypothesis suggests cancerous cells descend directly from immortal precursor cells — stem cells and their "daughter" cells that continually renew the body's tissues and major organs throughout life. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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