Coronavirus and cancer hijack the same parts in human cells to spread – and our team identified existing cancer drugs that could fight COVID-19
Kinases are cellular control switches. When they malfunction, they can cause cancer. The coronavirus hijacks these kinases to replicate, and cancer drugs that target them could fight COVID-19.
June 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: drugs covid-19 coronavirus sars-cov-2 treatment antiviral-drugs drug-research sars-cov mass-spectrometry cancer-drugs antiviral
Scientists tap the world's most powerful computers in the race to understand and stop the coronavirus
Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: medicine drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus pandemic molecular-biology antiviral-drugs viruses computational-biology proteins sars-cov2 biophysics drug supercomputers
Could chloroquine treat coronavirus? 5 questions answered about a promising, problematic and unproven use for an antimalarial drug
A medicinal chemist addresses questions about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what it is, whether it is effective against COVID-19 and whether it can treat and/or prevent this disease.
March 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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COVID-19 treatment might already exist in old drugs – we're using pieces of the coronavirus itself to find them
Among the more than 20,000 drugs approved by the FDA, there may be some that can treat COVID-19. A team at the University of California, San Francisco, is identifying possible candidates.
March 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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