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Latest Human mitochondrial genetics Stories

2008-10-09 12:00:17

To: SPORTS EDITORS Contact: Cliff Gorski of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, +1-412-793-8077, cliff@umdf.org Tampa Bay Rays' Baldelli's Miraculous Comeback an Inspiration To Those Suffering from Mitochondrial Disease PITTSBURGH, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) is urging baseball fans everywhere to Root for Rocco, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Rocco Baldelli, as Baldelli and the Rays get ready to face off against the Boston...

2008-08-11 12:00:12

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Cliff Gorski of United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 1-888-317-UMDF ext. 101, cliff@umdf.org Mutation Causing Mitochondrial Disease More Common Than Previously Believed PITTSBURGH, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) today announced landmark research finding that one in every 200 people has a DNA mutation that could potentially cause a mitochondrial disease in them or their offspring. Mitochondrial...

2005-07-14 16:50:00

MADISON -- Delving deep into the molecular subtleties of a strain of mice engineered to age rapidly, scientists have found that an accumulation of genetic mutations prompts a cascade of programmed cell death that seems to underpin the aging process. Writing today (July 15, 2005) in the journal Science, a team of scientists led by University of Wisconsin-Madison geneticist Tomas A. Prolla describes a series of experiments in mutant and normal mice that peel away some of the root secrets of...

2005-06-16 22:40:00

A pilot study at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in support of the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), has validated the measurement accuracy of new techniques that use mitochondrial DNA as an early indicator for certain types of cancer. Additional results suggest that a relatively simple diagnostic test using a DNA microarray "chip" could enable early detection of some solid tumors, including lung cancer. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)...