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Night Shift Work And Breast Cancer Risk

Women who work at night, especially during pre-menopause, may be at greater risk of developing breast cancer. This the finding of a new analysis of surveys of 13,000 women from five countries conducted by a team of researchers that includes Anne Grundy, a research associate at Université de Montréal's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, part of the School of Public Health.

Privatising Education and Health, Subtle Methods

It is said that Sri Lanka has a ‘free education’ system and a ‘free health service’. To some extent, it is true as the Government schools and hospitals do not levy fees legally from students and patients. However, in a sense, one cannot call the country’s education and the health services ‘free’ because authorities have developed various methods to levy money from the students and the patients or push them to the wall, where they have to spend money for the same services.

Human Lung Development: Researchers Grow Stem Cell-derived Lung Organoids

Researchers have now grown lung organoids from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that, after implantation in mice, can develop mature alveolar type 1 (AT1) and AT2 cells and architecture approximating that of human lungs. The strategy is the first to generate both lung distal progenitor cells and mature AT1-like cells. The study is published in Stem Cells and Development, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.