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Latest Human mitochondrial genetics Stories

2014-08-18 16:27:41

Registry could impact development of treatments and potential cures. PITTSBURGH, Aug.

Muscle Weakness In Alcoholics And Mitochondrial Disease Patients
2014-04-22 07:25:33

Long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease both suffer with muscle weakness, but it wasn't until a new study from Thomas Jefferson University that a common link was found.

2014-03-28 09:10:41

Mitochondria, long known as "cellular power plants" for their generation of the key energy source adenosine triphosphate (ATP), are essential for proper cellular functions.

2013-12-18 13:34:23

A new gene mutation which will help doctors give a more accurate diagnosis of a particular type of brain and muscle disease in children has been discovered for the first time by University of Leeds experts.

New Genetic Advances Ties Living Natives To Ancient Remains
2013-07-04 09:26:03

According to a new report in PLoS ONE, a team of researchers from the US and Canada used mitochondrial DNA, which mothers pass to their children, to trace three maternal lineages from ancient times into the modern day.

Researchers Discover Key Protein In Development Of Parkinson's Disease
2013-04-26 12:17:29

By working with mouse and fruit fly hearts, researchers at Washington University (WUSTL) School of Medicine, St. Louis identified a key protein that has a connection with Parkinson’s disease and heart failure.

2012-06-08 09:44:49

In exploring the genetics of mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cell – researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have stumbled upon a finding that challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development.

2012-05-03 19:23:40

Research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University helps answer some long-standing questions about how certain disease-causing gene mutations are inherited.

2012-03-12 15:02:25

Researchers at the UCLA stem cell center and the departments of chemistry and biochemistry and pathology and laboratory medicine have identified, for the first time, a generic way to correct mutations in human mitochondrial DNA by targeting corrective RNAs, a finding with implications for treating a host of mitochondrial diseases.


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