Influenza drug shows promise against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have found that high doses of a drug called favipiravir strongly inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters. Favipiravir also prevented infection in healthy animals that had exposure to an infected cage mate. It takes many years to develop a potent antiviral drug from scratch for a particular viral infection. Throughout the pandemic of COVID-19 — the […]

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...

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...