• Cell by Cell: Deep Learning Powers Drug Discovery Effort for Hundreds of Rare Diseases

    5 monthes ago - By NVIDIA

    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease. These diseases attract a ton of research effort and funding, and for good reason: They afflict tens of millions of people each year.
    But there are about 7,000 known rare diseases that rarely get attention. Also called “orphan” diseases, these conditions collectively affect about 400 million worldwide and were historically neglected by the drug industry, which could not justify the costs of developing drugs to address the small number of affected patients.
    That's slowly changing, thanks to new funding options as well as new drug discovery methods.
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