Medicine: Breast Cancer and Virus

Of all the diseases to which women are susceptible, few are more devastating than breast cancer. This year alone the disease will affect 70,000 American women and kill 30,000. Doctors who have tried for decades to determine the cause now have strong evidence that a principal villain is a virus. Researchers in the U.S. and India have found high concentrations of virus-like particles in the milk of women with family histories of breast cancer. Equally important, according to an article published in the British scientific journal Nature, they have found that these particles...

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