The Mouse Virus
Mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) is a B-type retrovirus. Discovered in 1936, MMTV causes mammary cancer in mice through a process called insertional mutagenesis. A human homolog of MMTV has long been sought by researchers.
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Green Tea May Cut Prostate Cancer
According to a report from the Epidemiology and Prevention Division of the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, a study of 50,000 men aged 40-to-69 revealed that those who drank 5 or more cups of green tea a day cut their risk of developing progressive prostate cancer by half. Researchers speculate that catechin, a substance contained in green tea, may either inhibit cancerous cell growth or help reduce testosterone levels.
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