Computer program finds new uses for old drugs

Posted by on November 16, 2017 6:21 pm
Categories: health

Researchers have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts potential drug efficacy. In a recent study, the researchers successfully translated DrugPredict results into the laboratory, and showed common pain medications — like aspirin — can kill patient-derived epithelial ovarian cancer cells.

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