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Mammary glands explained

  • Bryony Wiseman
Genome Biology20001:reports206

DOI: 10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reports206

Received: 19 October 1999

Published: 17 March 2000

Abstract

A great site for anyone interested in breast cancer or mammary gland development - beginners and experienced researchers alike.

Content

A great site for anyone interested in breast cancer or mammary gland development - beginners and experienced researchers alike. There are detailed figures and reviews on mammary development and tumorigenesis, a detailed summary of transgenic mice and their mammary gland phenotypes, a histology atlas of cancerous and normal breast tissue and detailed methods of relevant techniques, including video clips of mouse mammary surgical techniques (these require the QuickTime plug-in).

Navigation

Navigation is easy, with a home page icon on each page. The search engine searches review articles but not everything on the site.

Reporter's comments

Timeliness

The last update of anything I found was a meeting announcement placed in July 1999, and now out of date. More importantly, this site lacks updates on current developments in the field. It is disappointing that a site started with evident enthusiasm in 1996 seems no longer kept up to date.

Best feature

The general reviews, the techniques section (especially the surgery clips), and the histology atlas are extremely useful.

Worst feature

There is no mention of the most recent transgenic mouse models and no good indication of how recently the review articles were written.

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Copyright

© BioMed Central Ltd 2000

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