News tagged with breast tissue

Related topics: cells , breast cancer , cancer cells

New skin gel fights breast cancer without blood clot risk

A gel form of tamoxifen applied to the breasts of women with noninvasive breast cancer reduced the growth of cancer cells to the same degree as the drug taken in oral form but with fewer side effects that deter some women ...

Jul 15, 2014
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To revert breast cancer cells, give them the squeeze

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have put the squeeze—literally—on malignant mammary cells to guide them back into a normal growth pattern.

Dec 17, 2012
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Breast

The breast is the upper ventral region of an animal’s torso, particularly that of mammals, including human beings. The breasts of a female primate’s body contain the mammary glands, which secrete milk used to feed infants.

Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty female sex hormones, mainly estrogens, promote breast development, which does not happen with men. As a result women's breasts become more prominent than men's.

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