While the world's attention was focused on the scary news yesterday on Wall Street, there was some hopeful news on another front. Researchers made an exciting announcement about breast cancer research. According to the BBC:

A new vaccine has completely eliminated a type of breast cancer tumour in tests on mice, say researchers.

The vaccine targets breast cancer caused by an excess of a protein
called HER2 - and even destroyed tumours resistant to current drugs.

The US team said it might also be used to prevent initial development of the tumours in cancer-free women.

The lead US researcher was Taiwanese-born Professor Wei Zen-Wei of Wayne State University in Michigan. This is exciting news, though there is much research to be done before the benefits are fully realized. Congratulations, Professor Zen-Wei!

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