11
Jul
2018

Stanford AI can predict negative side effects of millions of drug combinations

Nearly 40 percent of Americans over the age of 65 take five or more different drugs, and doctors often simply have to monitor patients to see if any of those drugs combine to create adverse side effects. Drug combinations are a remarkably unstudied area, but as Marinka Zitnik explains, “it’s practically impossible to test a new drug in combination with all other drugs, because just for one drug that would be five thousand new experiments.”

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