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August 28, 2014

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4:19 PM | Superfoods and breast cancer: Study takes a closer look at broccoli and green tea
Could a combination of broccoli sprouts and green tea offer protection against breast cancer — and transform hard-to-treat breast tumors into a type that responds to medication?A series of studies in the lab of UAB biologist Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D., D.O., have generated encouraging findings. Tollefsbol, who is also a senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, has shown that mice given sprouts in their chow and green tea polyphenols in their water are protected against tumor […]
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12:00 AM | Reading the new map of breast cancer
In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic 'map' of breast cancer - today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

August 15, 2014

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9:01 PM | Twenty-three years and millions served: CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Next time someone asks you what exactly public health does, repeat this number: 4.3 million. That’s the number of women — mothers, sisters, wives, aunts, grandmothers, daughters and friends — who might have otherwise gone without timely breast and cervical cancer screenings if it weren’t for public health and its commitment to prevention.
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9:01 PM | Twenty-three years and millions served: CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Next time someone asks you what exactly public health does, repeat this number: 4.3 million. That’s the number of women — mothers, sisters, wives, aunts, grandmothers, daughters and friends — who might have otherwise gone without timely breast and cervical cancer screenings if it weren’t for public health and its commitment to prevention.

August 14, 2014

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12:25 PM | How Not to Stink!
Last week we looked at why we sweat and why it smells, but it doesn’t have to be like that! We saw that sweat can be affected by many factors – including  how many X chromosomes you have (by the way, if genetics is not your strong point, females are XX while males are XY). [...]
Editor's Pick

August 12, 2014

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8:09 PM | How Breast Cancer Uses the Power of Mammary Stem Cells
Dr. David ChereshDuring pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammary stem cells associated with the pregnant mammary gland are related to stem cells found in breast cancer.Writing in the August 11, 2014 issue of Developmental Cell, David A. Cheresh, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and […]
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