UVA researchers develop new molecule-measuring technique

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a new way to measure the interactions of molecules.

Researchers say it's a feat that was previously so difficult because of a molecule's extremely small size.

The new technique could lead to the ability to better predict the severity of a disease and a patient's prognosis.

"Hopefully we can test many more molecules and prove the same thing works then people can use this technology everywhere for every disease," said UVA Professor of Pharmacology Julius Zhu.

Measuring molecular interactions could offer answers to genetic conditions like Alzheimer's, heart disease, autism and cancer.

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