Every Person's Guide to Drug Repurposing



Arthritis Drug Successful in Blood Cancer Treatment

The rheumatoid arthritis drug methotrexate, has been show to be a cheaper and effective alternative for blood cancer sufferers. Researchers have found that methotrexate can have the same effect on patients with blood disorders that the drug Ruxolitinib has. Because methotrexate is a World Health Organization ‘Essential Medicine,’ this also means that this well understood drug could […]

New technology repurposed for anti-aging drugs

Gerontology, or the study of aging, is a field that greatly benefits from device repurposing research. Scientists often struggle to complete drug tests on live subjects, leading to long and costly products. However, Insilico Medicine, based at the Emerging Technology Centers at the Johns Hopkins University, has come up with a big data based software called the […]

Neuro Vigor repurposing blood pressure drug for multiple sclerosis

Neuro Vigor is an Indiana startup from Purdue University, built on 15 years of research from neuroscientist Riyi Shi. They have found a new use for the generic drug hydralazine, which is commonly used in cases of hyptertension. Shi is working with the drug as treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as neuropathies, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. Hydralazine can bind to […]

Clinical Molecule Ebselen Repurposed to Combat Drug Resistant Pathogens

A huge problem in treating and preventing infection are newly-emerged multidrug-resistant pathogens. These pathogens are affecting an increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. As such, research finding novel antimicrobials and novel approaches to develop them is a pressing need, making it a perfect field for repurposing. The organoselenium clinical molecule Ebselen has been […]