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Tag: pharmacology

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…

Irina M. Bochkis has made a discovery that suggests how we might turn back the clock on aging and reverse diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases.
How We Could Reverse Aging Using Viruses
May 28, 2018

Our Irina Bochkis, PhD, has made a discovery that suggests we could cure or prevent fatty liver disease, diabetes and other metabolic diseases -- and possibly even reverse aging itself -- by removing wrinkles inside our cells. Much as our skin wrinkles with age, so does the membrane surrounding our…

Graduate student Michael Schappe (left) and Bimal Desai, PhD, have discovered a switch that could let doctors shut down inflammation.
The Switch That Could Shut Down Inflammation – Even in the Brain
February 26, 2018

Our Bimal Desai, PhD, has discovered an electrical switch within a certain type of immune cell that could let us treat inflammatory diseases including inflammation of the brain, as seen in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, for the first time. What he found was that this switch, called an ion channel,…

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…