Virtual Repurposing Can Speed the Discovery of New Uses for Existing Drugs

January 11, 2019

(STAT News) – The process for discovering drugs tends to be based on the same kind of pigeonholing that doctors use to treat disease: Parkinson’s is one disease, Crohn’s is something completely separate. A new approach, sometimes called virtual repurposing, offers a way to discover unknown connections between “unconnected” diseases that may lead to new treatments.

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