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Illustration of frightened reader peering over "Dracula."

Stories that haunt them

Mariana Enríquez, Stephen King, Emily Brontë among the fiction writers who leave campus readers unsettled



“It’s been known for decades that cancer cells use energy differently than most cell types,” said Harvard Stem Cell Institute's David Scadden. “So we thought, maybe there are metabolism differences between blood stem cells and their immediate descendants. And are they so different from cancer that you might be able to manipulate energy sources with something that could have an effect on cancer and not harm normal cells?”

Undermining leukemia

Harvard, MIT team finds that killing cancer cells by disrupting their metabolism doesn’t harm normal cells