'Undruggable' Parkinson's molecule spills its secrets
UC San Francisco researchers have for the first time developed a strategy for targeting a key molecule implicated in Parkinson's disease, opening up a potential new treatment strategy for the currently incurable movement disorder.
"This molecule is widely regarded as one of the top therapeu ... more
The potential of two drugs to block malaria transmission
An international team of researchers has shown that two different compounds-one, an older malaria drug, the other a common laboratory dye with known antimalarial properties-can safely and effectively be added to treatment regimens to block transmission of the most common form of malaria in ... more
‘Cellbots’ chase down cancer, deliver drugs directly to tumors
UC San Francisco scientists have engineered human immune cells that can precisely locate diseased cells anywhere in the body and execute a wide range of customizable responses, including the delivery of drugs or other therapeutic payloads directly to tumors or other unhealthy tissues. In ex ... more