Sarah Anderson joined Drug Discovery News as an assistant editor in 2022. She earned her PhD in chemistry and master’s degree in science journalism from Northwestern University. She served as managing editor of the Illinois Science Council’s “Science Unsealed” blog and has written for Discover Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, Chicago Health Magazine, and others. She enjoys reading at the beach, listening to Taylor Swift, and cuddling her cat, Augustus.
Researchers discovered that copper induces cytotoxicity through a distinct pathway termed cuproptosis. This insight guides the use of copper-shuttling drugs to treat copper regulation disorders and opens up new therapeutic applications for cancer.
Small molecule drugs that trigger the death of cells storing latent viruses are a promising approach for treating HIV. Researchers identified a potent compound in a marine sponge — a more likely source than it may seem.