New Uses, Unexpected Side Effects Of Already-Existing Drugs – Health News – redOrbit

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco have developed and experimentally tested a technique to predict new target diseases for existing drugs.

The researchers developed a computational method that compares how similar the structures of all known drugs are to the naturally occurring binding partners — known as ligands — of disease targets within the cell. In a study published this week in Nature, the scientists showed that th Story continues here ➤