Computational method predicts new uses for existing medici – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers are optimistic that a computational or computer-based method of finding new ways to repurpose existing drugs could improve treatments and save both time and money.
Butte: The beauty of using existing drugs with known safety profiles is that the potential for getting these to patients is that much quicker.
Narrator: Dr. Atul Butte, an NIH grantee at Stanford University says so far, the computation study has revealed two new disease-drug matches that have also shown promise in animal models.
Butte: We still have a while to go before we can show this actually works in human clinical trials.
Narrator: For more on this computational study and this kind of research, visit www.nigms.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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