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.

Nevan Krogan, Professor and Director of Quantitative Biosciences Institute & Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
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

What doctors know about lingering symptoms of coronavirus

Is it possible that people who recover from COVID-19 will be plagued with long term side effects from the infection? An infectious disease physician reviews the evidence so far.

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
June 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Study shows pangolins may have passed new coronavirus from bats to humans

When a new virus emerges and triggers a pandemic, it is important to trace its origins. Knowing more about how the virus jumped species in the first place can help curb future zoonotic diseases.

Wei Zheng, Postdoctoral Fellow of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan • conversation
April 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic sars-cov-2 severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars sars-cov mers-cov zoonotic-viruses bat pangolin

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.

Katherine Seley-Radtke, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and President-Elect of the International Society for Antiviral Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  antiviral-drugs  viruses  sars-cov  mers-cov  antimalarial

Viruses live on doorknobs and phones and can get you sick – smart cleaning and good habits can help protect you

The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.

Joseph Eisenberg, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, University of Michigan • conversation
March 17, 2020 ~7 min

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