Farid A. Badria

Mansoura University

Professor Farid Badria, Ph.D., MSc, is the recipient of several awards including The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize for Public Understanding of Science; World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Gold Medal for Best Inventor; State Recognition Outstanding Award in Medicine (Egyptian Academy of Science); Outstanding Arab Scholar, Kuwait; and Khawrazmi International Award, Iran. He is also a scholar of the Arab Development Fund, Kuwait; International Cell Research Organization (ICRO)-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International, Chile; and UNESCO Biotechnology France. Dr. Badria has 20 patents, 250 publications, more than a dozen books, several marketed pharmaceutical products, and many plenary lectures and workshops to his credit. He continues to lead research projects on developing new therapies for liver disease, skin disorders, and cancer.

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Drug repurposing or drug repositioning is a new approach to presenting new indications for common commercial and clinically approved existing drugs. For example, chloroquine, an old antimalarial drug, showed promising results for treating COVID-19, interfering with MDR in several types of cancer, and chemosensitizing human leukemic cells.This book focuses on the hypothesis, risk/benefits, and economic impacts of drug repurposing on drug discovery in dermatology, infectious diseases, neurological disorders, cancer, and orphan diseases. It brings together up-to-date research to provide readers with an informative, illustrative, and easy-to-read book useful for students, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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