243 – EveryCure and the Power of Collaboration w/ Dr. David Fajgenbaum

March 4, 2024 twodisableddudes

In this episode, Dr. David Fajgenbaum shares his journey of discovering a drug that saved his own life. He emphasizes the importance of repurposing existing drugs for new uses and highlights the potential of artificial intelligence in identifying such opportunities.

Dr. Fajgenbaum discusses his nonprofit organization, EveryCure, which aims to unlock new uses for existing FDA-approved drugs. The organization utilizes biomedical knowledge and AI algorithms to analyze connections between drugs, genes, proteins, pathways, and diseases. The goal is to find potential treatments for various diseases by evaluating existing drugs.

Also in the audio version:

  • Sean abandons his principles.
  • Newsworthy: Here’s what the starbucks of the future looks like. Starbucks has opened its first cafe designed to give customers with disabilities a more accessible store experience.
  • Thank you notes: Make a Hole Stranger and Gas Station Jeep Guy

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