Michigan State University's Recent Study
This was discovered in a study carried out at the Michigan State University. The study was evidently clear that the melatonin produced during sleep was able to stop the breast cancer stem cells from growing. The researchers at the university grew a particular kind of tumor called mammospheres. The mammospheres were grown from stem cells. During the research, it was observed that the addition of melatonin decreased the size and number of the mammospheres. The mammospheres were designed in a similar way to the actual breast cancer stem cell tumors, and had similar characteristics in the way they reacted to the melatonin in comparison to the breast cancer stem cell tumors.