Computers to predict drug side effects

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Computers to predict drug side effects

Postby dignan » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:22 pm

This is one way the drug discovery process should speed up in the coming years.



New Computational Technique Can Predict Drug Side Effects

ScienceDaily - December 13, 2007 - Early identification of adverse effects of drugs before they are tested in humans is crucial in developing new therapeutics, as unexpected effects account for a third of all drug failures during the development process. Now researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have developed a novel technique using computer modeling to identify potential side effects of pharmaceuticals, and have used the technique to study a class of drugs that includes tamoxifen, the most prescribed drug in the treatment of breast cancer. Their study is currently available on line at PLoS Computational Biology.

For the rest of the article:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 232919.htm
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