Drug targets enzymes that enable virus to invade cells

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enlists the help of two enzymes on the surface of human cells in order to invade them. A new study suggests that a compound that inhibits both enzymes could make a highly effective treatment. Share on PinterestNew research finds that a drug could keep the new coronavirus from entering […]

Antimalarial drug boosts glioblastoma treatment

The drug, called lumefantrine, may improve the success rate of radiation and chemotherapy treatments for a severe type of brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an especially aggressive form of cancer that is difficult to treat. With currently available...

Alcohol-related liver disease: New drug targets found

A study combining analysis of patient samples with mice studies has identified new drug targets for alcohol-related liver disease, which, currently, doctors can only treat by transplant. Share on PinterestResearchers find new drug targets for the potential treatment...

Drug for alcohol use disorder could also treat obesity

Treating obese mice with disulfiram — a drug that doctors usually prescribe for alcohol use disorder — led to significant weight loss and improved metabolic health, a new study reports. Obesity is a major health problem facing societies across the globe. Rates of...

Scientists identify promising drug candidates

By mapping interactions between human proteins and the new coronavirus, researchers have pinpointed 29 potential treatments using drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a wide range of other conditions. Share on PinterestScientists have...