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.
Toilet paper shortages were bad enough. A shortage of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic would be worse. A provision in the Canadian government's relief package aims to prevent that from happening.
You may have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or just suspect you have it. Either way, if you have mild to moderate symptoms, treat them as you would with any other cold or flu.
Among the more than 20,000 drugs approved by the FDA, there may be some that can treat COVID-19. A team at the University of California, San Francisco, is identifying possible candidates.
By imagining a unique scenario to answer "yes" or "no" questions, this research could potentially be used to communicate with locked-in patients.
Professional societies of doctors, surgeons or physiotherapists are more likely to recommend against treatments provided by others, our new research shows.
Pancreatic cancer currently has one of the least optimistic prognosis, with just 5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. A recent study opens a door to hope.
Technology could be a promising alternative to traditional therapy.
New findings show what the public really thinks about how we prioritise treatments at the end of people's lives.
As the Olympics head to the Far East this month, two radically different approaches to training and treating athletes will be on display.
Already suffering debilitating side effects, chemotherapy patients could be made seriously ill by the food they eat.
There are two schools of thought to explain people's height phobias: evolutionary and behavioural.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
Doctors are taught how to treat skin cancer – but not necessarily how to empathise with those who have it.
Although the medical profession must make hard choices about how to allocate care, these decisions need not and should not be shrouded in mystery.
A disease which can mimic the slow march of old age is especially cruel and challenging for those in the prime of life.
Novel drugs that reduce the spread of cancer in mice could pave the way for changing the way we fight tumours.
Diabetes medications can have real benefits but there are still some nagging unknowns about their effects.
Increasing autistic children's levels of vasopressin, a hormone that regulates social behaviour, could help treat the social deficits common to autism, research suggests.
We need to rethink our approach to routinely giving permanently unconscious patients life-prolonging treatment.