Research: Promote & Retard

One of the many mysteries about muscles is the fact that they rarely develop cancer. So, by the arcane logic of scientific research, what appears to be a hopeful line of cancer research is being conducted by one of the world's greatest authorities on muscle. He is Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 69, the Hungarian-born Nobel prizewinner* who is head of the Institute for Muscle Research in Woods Hole, Mass.

Clue in the Neck. Dr. Szent-Gyorgyi (pronounced St. Georgie) entered the cancer field almost by chance. After he fled Hungary's Communist control in 1947, he was...

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