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Topic: ‘Network Biology’

How AI Is Applied To Metabolomics To Identify New Targets And Drugs

   by Andrii Buvailo    1913

The team at MIT created the most comprehensive database of metabolites, their interactions with proteins, protein-protein interactions, drug-protein interactions, and associations of metabolites with diseases. They then use the obtained interactions map to make inferences about the disease mechanisms and novel targets. With this new technology, the team launched a biotech startup ReviveMed in 2016 having raised $1.5M of funding so far.

2018 Brings A Surge Of Activity In The “AI For Drug Discovery” Space

   by Andrii Buvailo    5729

(Last updated: 15.03.2018)

The idea of using artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate drug discovery process and boost a success rate of pharmaceutical research programs has inspired a notable amount of activity over the last several years with a considerable number of initiated research collaborations between AI-driven R&D vendors and top pharmaceutical companies in 2016-2017.

(For a detailed review of the topic, read Biopharma’s Hunt For Artificial Intelligence: Who Does What?).

A busy beginning of 2018 shows that the area is getting even “hotter” and things start unfolding faster in the emerging “AI for drug discovery” space. Below is a brief summary of some of the most notable events of this year so far:  

Network Driven Drug Discovery Using AI

   by Andrii Buvailo    2046

“One-target-one-disease” paradigm has been around for decades, prompting numerous drug discovery programs focusing on identifying small molecules for targeting only one specific protein (or other targets) believed to be responsible for the disease mechanism.