Supplement may slow early aging syndrome

Researchers may have a new way to fight Werner Syndrome, which causes early aging and death, with supplements that boost the breakdown of mitochondria.

Gitte Frandsen-U. Copenhagen | Dec. 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging mitochondria supplements

Kids of older moms inherit more mitochondrial mutations

One in eight women in the general population is a carrier of mitochondrial disease. New findings could inform genetic counseling for those who plan to have children.

Gail McCormick-Penn State | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine dna genes mitochondria reproduction

Drug cocktail proves toxic to leukemia

A combination of drugs that affect mitochondria—the power plants inside cells—may become the best weapon yet to fight acute myeloid leukemia.

Jeff Falk-Rice | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer leukemia medications mitochondria

2-part cancer drug works without kidney side effects

A new drug could be an effective alternative to cisplatin, a popular anti-cancer drug that also causes kidney issues.

National University of Singapore | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy drug-development mitochondria

1 method may prevent brain cell death in several diseases

There may be a way to prevent the worst damage in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Huntington's, ALS, and others.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine als alzheimers-disease brains mitochondria neurodegenerative-diseases

Twin astronauts show how mitochondria handle space

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space. His twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, stayed on Earth. Here's how their mitochondria compare.

Mollie Rappe-Brown | April 11, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine astronauts microgravity mitochondria muscles siblings space twins

Fused mitochondria let dividing cells better use O2

Mitochondria join together to help cells to multiply in unexpected ways, finds research with potential relevance to cancer.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | March 4, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer cells mitochondria oxygen

Target brain cell ‘cleaning process’ to fight Alzheimer’s?

When researchers improved the weak "cleaning system" in the brain cells of animals with Alzheimer's, symptoms almost disappeared.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen | Feb. 18, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease brains mitochondria

Mixed ancestry might affect our mitochondria

"This kind of information will be particularly useful in medical procedures such as mitochondrial replacement therapy..."

Gail McCormick-Penn State | Jan. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology cells genes mitochondria

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