Oncology & Cancer

Researchers demonstrate why DNA breaks down in cancer cells

Damage to normal DNA is a hallmark of cancer cells. Although it had previously been known that damage to normal cells is caused by stress to their DNA replication when cancerous cells invade, the molecular basis for this ...

Medical research

Hormone sensitivity of breast stem cells presents drug target

Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered that breast stem cells are exquisitely sensitive to the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, a finding that opens the way for the development of new ...

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