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Coronavirus drugs: how well is the hunt for covid-19 treatments going?

By Michael Le Page We may need to build a covid-19 treatment from scratch, instead of relying on known antiviral drugsMICHAEL DANTAS/AFP via Getty Images Several hundred trials of potential treatments for the coronavirus are now underway around the world. Early results suggest a few might slightly reduce the risk of dying from covid-19, but… Read More »

Discovery of Malaria Parasite’s Clock Could Pave Way to New Treatments

Summary The parasite that causes malaria has its own internal clock, explaining the disease’s rhythmic fevers and opening new pathways for therapeutics. In the fight against malaria, time may now be on our side. The parasite that causes the disease has its own internal clock, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Joseph Takahashi and colleagues report May 14,… Read More »

Top hay fever treatments you can buy online

Sneezing and coughing? Runny or blocked nose? Itchy, red or watery eyes? Itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears? Tired? You may be suffering with hay fever – ’tis the season to be sneezy, after all. If you’re a sufferer, it’s difficult to completely eradicate the reaction, but the best hay fever treatments you can buy… Read More »

Study identifies potential drug treatments for telomere diseases

Capping decades of research, a new study may offer a breakthrough in treating dyskeratosis congenita and other so-called telomere diseases, in which cells age prematurely. Using cells donated by patients with the disease, researchers at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center identified several small molecules that appear to reverse this cellular aging process.… Read More »