In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer does its deadly work, researchers at the University of Virginia have shown that many cancers, including nearly all pancreatic cancers, enslave … Continue Reading Researchers show how common cancers hijack and deform mitochondrial fission.
Researchers show for the first time that mitochondria are altered in human model of Parkinson’s disease.
It has long been suspected that the most common mutation linked to both sporadic and familial Parkinson’s disease wreaks its havoc by altering the function of mitochondria in neurons that … Continue Reading Researchers show for the first time that mitochondria are altered in human model of Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have described the presence of mutations in the MDH2 gene, in a family with very rare neuroendocrine tumours associated with a … Continue Reading Researchers identify point of epigenetic mutation of hereditary neuroendocrine tumours.
An experimental drug that attacks brain tumour tissue by crippling the cells’ energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, state researchers … Continue Reading Selective mitochondrial chemotherapy, decimates brain tumours and headed for human trials.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new molecular pathway critical to aging, and confirmed that the process can be manipulated to help make old blood like … Continue Reading Researchers identify new mitochondrial pathway critical to aging.
A study by researchers from the University of Granada, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Columbia University has provided new data on the Q10 coenzyme (CoQ10), a molecule which is synthesized … Continue Reading Researchers uncover more about the enzymatic pathways of the elusive mitochondria.
When new medicines are invented, the drug may hit the intended target and nullify the symptoms, but nailing a bull’s eye, one that produces zero side effects, can be quite … Continue Reading New technique gives first-ever view of TSPO anxiety protein structure.
The power plants that fuel liver cells rapidly splinter when exposed to bile salts that aid digestion, prompting cell death, but blocking this excessive fission appears to protect the liver, … Continue Reading Controlling mitochondria cell-division reduces liver cell death in cholestasis.
Mouse cells and tissues created through nuclear transfer can be rejected by the body because of a previously unknown immune response to the cell’s mitochondria, according to an international study … Continue Reading Previously unseen immune reaction identified for stem cell transplants.
Researchers from the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute have revealed an exciting and unusual biochemical connection. Their discovery has implications for diseases linked to mitochondria, which are the primary sources of energy … Continue Reading Researchers make scientific history with new cellular connection.