Breast cancer cells shift metabolism to spread

The discovery of how breast cancer cells shift to mitochondrial metabolism to metastasize could lead to new ways to stop their spread and reduce mortality.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer metabolism mitochondria health-and-medicine metastases

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 • futurity
Dec. 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: mitochondria aging supplements health-and-medicine

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 • futurity
Nov. 19, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: reproduction dna mitochondria genes health-and-medicine

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 • futurity
Nov. 1, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cancer mitochondria leukemia health-and-medicine medications

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 • futurity
Oct. 4, 2019 ~5 min

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

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 • futurity
Sept. 26, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease mitochondria als brains health-and-medicine 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 • futurity
April 11, 2019 ~2 min

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

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 • futurity
March 4, 2019 ~6 min

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

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 • futurity
Feb. 18, 2019 ~3 min

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

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 • futurity
Jan. 14, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: mitochondria genes cells featured science-and-technology

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