Medications

Researchers develop potential oral treatment for COVID-19

Eugenol, an oily liquid extracted from cloves and a Southeast Asian plant known as holy basil, has been effective in treating mice infected with COVID-19 in a laboratory study, according to newly published research results ...

Medical research

Mapping the effects of genetic variation, one letter at a time

In the two decades since the human genome was first sequenced, scientists have learned much about how the genome is organized and how widely it varies between people around the globe. A better view of how that genetic variation ...

Medical research

Looking beyond DNA to see cancer with new clarity

Researchers at UC San Francisco and UC San Diego have mapped out how hundreds of mutations involved in two types of cancer affect the activity of proteins that are the ultimate actors behind the disease. The work points the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Good news, bad news from Alzheimer's vaccine trial

An experimental Alzheimer's vaccine appears to safely clear abnormal tau protein from the brain, but it's not yet clear whether the shot will be able to save brain function.

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