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Image Number K10898-1

Neuroendocrinologist Thomas Badger inserts a sample into a mass-spectroscopy unit to measure soy isoflavones in mammary gland epithelial cells. Studies at ACNC have shown that animals fed diets high in soy have a lower incidence of breast cancer. Epithelial cells are studied because they are the cells that develop into breast cancer.

Photo by Stephen Ausmus.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006