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Now We Can See Brain Cells ‘Talk’
August 31, 2018

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, and his colleagues have created a way for us to see brain cells called neurons "talk" with each other. Imaging these discussions will help us better understand how the brain works and let us develop new and better treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's,…

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, of UVA's Department of Pharmacology..
Making Medicines Without Side Effects
July 8, 2018

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, and his colleagues have found a way to create drugs without side effects. Basically, they've developed a lab technique that will add a whole new layer of precision to the concept of "precision medicine." The technique is built on their discovery that the same molecule…

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, developed a new technique that will let doctors better diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes.
We Can Predict the Severity of Your Genetic Disease
September 22, 2017

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, has found a way to predict the severity of genetic disease just by measuring mind-bogglingly small interactions between molecules. He and his team of international collaborators have developed a technique that lets them measure the effect gene mutations have on the molecules that cells use…

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, developed a new technique that will let doctors better diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes.
New Approach Speeds Up Cancer Research Hugely
April 26, 2017

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, has come up with a new technique that will let one cancer lab do the work of dozens. Research that would have taken 10 years can now be done in three months. Best of all, the technique isn't just for cancer research -- it's useful for…