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2009-02-12 08:41:24

Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a much-needed way to monitor and find treatments for a mysterious and devastating group of metabolic diseases that arise from mutations in cells' fuel-burning mechanism.Mitochondrial disorders can cause organ failure, seizures, stroke-like episodes and premature death. The diseases"”more than three dozen in total"”arise from genetic errors of the mitochondria, the cell structures that process oxygen and turn food...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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