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Caitlin Faulds

A DNA strand

A mystery launched a decade-long quest, leading to a novel cause of bone marrow failure

Twelve years ago, after a routine check-up of a newborn, a medical resident inadvertently ordered…

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A SARS-CoV-2 spike.

Ubiquitous yet less severe, did omicron sacrifice virulence to evade immunity?

According to conventional wisdom, a SARS-CoV-2 variant becomes more infectious when it mutates to better…

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From bench to business: Samantha Singer brings a unique profile and perspective to the IPI board

When a young scientist looks out at the world, they typically see a career in…

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Becoming a research scientist: Krishna Anand takes IPI lessons to biomedical graduate school

Krishna Anand spends her weekdays at the tail end of the Institute for Protein Innovation’s…

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In science and collaborations, Naoko Mizuno deftly weaves together pieces of a whole

Structural biologist Naoko Mizuno likes decision making. She studies it — down to its molecular…

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Man in office lined with awards.

Five years on, IPI sits in ‘exciting landscape’ of protein research: A Q&A with co-founder Timothy Springer

When Harvard University professor and eight-time entrepreneur Timothy A. Springer co-founded the Institute for Protein…

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Purple clusters of bacteria

Super toxin linked to food poisoning could bind to all human cells, cause other illnesses

Grape-like clusters of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus might look harmless under a microscope. But they’re…

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A person holding a vial

Antibodies are going from biology’s workhorses to precision tools, a boon for reliable research

Roughly a decade ago, biologists conducting high-stakes experiments noticed a pattern: Many findings couldn’t be…

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Shaotong Zhu in lab coat standing at IPI lab bench.

Shaotong Zhu takes the helm of IPI’s growing Protein Research team

Shaotong Zhu’s face lights up when she talks about a challenge. From bacterial enzymes to…

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A rendering of a SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and a receptor on a cell

To try to hone COVID-19 vaccines beyond variants, scientists can zoom in on mutations

Concern that omicron, the latest coronavirus variant, could be poised to overtake delta, which swept…

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The German translation for opioid

An opioid crisis in the US is not news. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control…

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Pursuing a ‘diff’erent microbe

The world now understands all too well the peril of coronaviruses. Yet, microbiologists and healthcare…

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