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An AI-based method to treat Alzheimer's

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New treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are desperately needed, but numerous clinical drug trials have failed to generate promising options. A Harvard based team has developed an AI method to screen currently available medications as possible treatments. The method could represent a rapid and inexpensive way to repurpose existing therapies into new treatments.

The team applied the screening method to 80 FDA-approved and clinically tested drugs for a wide range of conditions. The analysis yielded a ranked list of candidates, with several anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and blood cancers emerging as top contenders.

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/03/ai-reveals-current-drugs-that-may-help-combat-alzheimers/

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By Lynn Wood

7 March 2021

 
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