Unraveled is a podcast produced by Dana-Farber that explores the mysteries of the science of cancer. Veteran broadcaster Ken Shulman digs into the cutting-edge science that is transforming cancer research and providing hope for scientists and cancer patients.

Episode 1: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The parable of the wolf in sheep’s clothing tale reminds us that things aren’t always as they seem, that bad guys can dress up as good guys to do their bad guy things.

Duration: 32:33 Publish Date: 13/8/2021


Episode 2: Behind the Science of the 2019 Nobel Prize

It’s hard to overstate just how important oxygen is to life on earth. Almost every living thing on the planet needs it to convert fuel into energy.

Duration: 28:32 Publish Date: 13/8/2021


Episode 3: A Culture of Mentorship

What do cancer researchers and 15th century Florentine masters have in common? For one, a culture of mentorship. Both come of age in a culture where knowledge is transmitted from master to pupil. In this episode, we take a closer look at that culture and the crucial role mentorship plays at Dana-Farber, with Nobel laureate Dr. William Kaelin.

Duration: 30:58 Publish Date: 14/9/2021


Episode 4: The Blueprints of Your Cells

There are approximately 20,000 genes in the human genome. 20,000 packets that house the blueprints for every human cell. And every cell contains a complete copy of that genome.

Duration: 30:23 Publish Date: 14/9/2021


Episode 5: Turning Science Fiction into Fact

It's always fun to think about the future. Flying cars. Cities in the clouds. Colonies on Venus and Mars. OK, we didn't end up living like the Jetsons.

Duration: 30:15 Publish Date: 29/9/2021


Episode 6: Dana-Farber in the Time of COVID

A beauty… that in some cases becomes tragic. It's not the way most people would describe a virus. In the simplest of terms, a virus is a snippet of genetic code. It can't reproduce on its own. In order to replicate, it needs to infect and hijack a living cell.

Duration: 29:37 Publish Date: 15/10/2021