Elizabeth Devitt

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When reports of a new coronavirus trickled out of Saudi Arabia last year, scientists leveraged a decade of experience studying SARS (severe acquired respiratory syndrome) to quickly find ways to stop infections from the deadly pathogen. But research efforts are stalled because of one key difference between the two coronaviruses: unlike SARS, which readily(More)
NATURE MEDICINE VOLUME 19 | NUMBER 9 | SEPTEMBER 2013 1077 possible that even a vaccine that is highly effective today would need to be updated and readministered periodically. Ralph Baric, a microbiologist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, has found a potential work-around that might extend a vaccine’s lifespan. Baric’s(More)
It’s said that experience is the best teacher. In the case of Jason Dragoo, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Stanford who specializes in knee injuries, experience may also make the best healer. During his college football career as a defensive safety, Dragoo endured many injuries. In the end, he spent as much time in doctors’ offices as he did on the playing(More)
When Adam de la Zerda commuted home from his postdoctoral chemistry work at UC-Berkeley, he often stopped at a French restaurant in San Mateo. But he didn’t join the other diners. Instead, he headed for the kitchen where he swapped his lab books for cookbooks and stood in as a sous chef. “There’s a lot of chemistry in cooking,” said de la Zerda. His(More)
1352 VOLUME 19 | NUMBER 11 | NOVEMBER 2013 NATURE MEDICINE Celia Goulding has spent the past three years trying to crack the structure of MmpL3, a protein encoded by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is involved in the assembly of the bacterium’s cell wall. As one of the principal investigators of the Tuberculosis Structural Genomics Consortium (TBSGC),(More)
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