Drug repurposing

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The process of drug discovery, safety testing, and clinical trials is an extremely long and costly one. Drug repurposing, or drug repositioning, is an approach which aims to circumvent some of the steps of that process by examining previously approved compounds for their efficacy in new indications. By taking a systematic and computational approach to assessing the suitability of known compounds, researchers are able to speed up successful drug discovery and bring treatment options to patients who need them.

This Collection invites work which develops and uses systematic and well-validated drug repurposing approaches.

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