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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Caption: Dr. Geoff Lindeman and Dr. Jane Visvader from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, have discovered that breast stem cells are exquisitely sensitive to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, a finding that opens the way for the development of new preventions and treatments for breast cancer.
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