Scientists at Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science have developed an AI-based algorithm that helps in discovering new applications of the existing medications. Currently, time-consuming and expensive randomized clinical trials are used before an existing medication is re-purposed for a different disease. Using AI-based framework, researchers were able to identify medication that could be a good target to treat other diseases.
The AI-based algorithm was able to identify a diabetes medication that can lower the risk of heart failure and stroke in the selective group of patients. Incidentally, the medicine is currently being tested for its effectiveness against heart diseases.