Nature Publication Presents New 'Blueprint' Revealing How SARS-CoV-2 Virus Hijacks Human Cells

An international team of more than 120 scientists has detailed the impact of 75 over-the-counter prescription and development-stage drug compounds on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Several of these agents show promise in blocking SARS-CoV-2 replication in laboratory experiments. One

CureTalks Podcast: New Findings in Gastrointestinal Cancers

New UCSF Study Identifies Precision Medicine Therapy for Rare Pediatric Glioma

Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer mortality in children, several types of which still do not have an optimal therapeutic strategy. Among these are diffuse gliomas, which cannot be cured by surgical resection alone due to the way the tumor cells infiltrate throughout the neighboring brain

CureTalks Podcast: Managing your Mental Health During COVID-19

CRISPR-Based 'Discovery Engine' for New Cell Therapies to Advance Cancer Treatments

Despite centuries-long efforts to develop cures for cancer, various forms of the disease will kill about 630,000 people in the U.S. in 2020. But hopes are rising for cell therapies – sometimes called “living medicines” – that can boost and adapt the natural cancer-fighting potential of the immune

New CRISPR-Based COVID-19 Test Kit Can Diagnose Infection in Less Than an Hour

Scientists have developed an inexpensive new test that can rapidly diagnose COVID-19 infections, a timely advance that comes as clinicians and public health officials are scrambling to cope with testing backlogs while the number of cases continues to climb. Developed at UC San Francisco and Mammoth

Air Pollution and Smoking May Increase Coronavirus Risks, Worsen Outcomes

Lung damage is the cause of most COVID-19 deaths, and lung damage also is a public health concern for smokers and anybody living under polluted skies. The assault to the lungs in COVID-19 and due to inhaled smoke and chemicals has led researchers to suspect that there is a synergy at work for many