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Physical inactivity is linked to 49,000 breast cancer cases and 43,000 colon cancer cases each year in the US, reports MyHealthNewsDaily. Christine Friedenreich, an epidemiologist at Alberta Health Services-Cancer Care in Canada, presented those data at the American Institute for Cancer Research conference. Friedenreich added that other forms of cancer, including lung, prostate, endometrial, and ovarian, could be prevented if people were more active.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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