News tagged with breast

Related topics: women , breast cancer

Stopping the spread of breast cancer

The primary cause of death from breast cancer is the spread of tumor cells from the breast to other organs in the body. Northwestern Medicine® scientists have discovered a new pathway that can stop breast cancer cells from ...

Jun 03, 2014
popularity 4.7 / 5 (7) | comments 0

Radioluminescence tells the story of single cells

With a new molecular imaging system powerful enough to peer down to 20-micrometer resolution, researchers can now use radioluminescence to examine the characteristics of single, unconnected cells. The result is a fascinating ...

Jun 09, 2014
popularity 4.8 / 5 (5) | comments 0

Breast

The breast is the upper ventral region of the torso of a primate, in left and right sides, which in a female contains the mammary gland that secretes milk used to feed infants.

Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty, female sex hormones, mainly estrogen, promote breast development which does not occur in men due to the higher level of testosterone. As a result, women's breasts become far more prominent than those of men.

This text uses material from Wikipedia licensed under CC BY-SA