A new study in Cancer Research from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers is providing new clues as to how estrogen fuels many breast cancers. The researchers have found that the hormone inhibits the MLK3 protein that causes normal cell death. When the protein is blocked, cancer cells can grow uncontrolled, and can be resistant to chemotherapy.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

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