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Breast Cancer and Body Rhythms -- Science Nation

Breast Cancer and Body Rhythms

Could working the night shift alter a woman's body clock enough to cause breast cancer? Virginia Tech biologist Carla Finkielstein is using funding from the National Science Foundation to investigate a possible connection between body rhythms and breast cancer. Her lab is full of frogs because she uses their eggs to study whether circadian rhythms impact cell division, the overall health of a cell, and how a malignant tumor will grow and multiply.

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