Latest Mitochondrial disease Stories

2013-09-16 23:25:45

UMDF Members raise awareness for disease with events around the nation including a Congressional Briefing. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 We all have mitochondria. They are the powerhouse of our cells. Our mitochondria provide the energy to help us walk, talk, hear, see, and breathe. Mitochondrial disease occurs when these tiny power plants fail, shutting down the body’s ability to sustain life and support growth on a cellular level. Every 30 minutes, a child is born with...

2013-09-03 10:13:25

The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, converting energy into usable forms. When a child is born with a gene defect that results in dysfunctional mitochondria, the results can be devastating, causing physical and cognitive disability and often death. Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial...

2013-08-17 23:03:38

Family traveling 3,000 miles to attend inspiring, uplifting event that raises awareness about mitochondrial disease. BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) August 17, 2013 Becky Allen is in her third year as captain of Team Emma for the MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K. She started the team in honor of her niece, Emma Ryan. This year, for the first time, Emma, her sister Alexandra, and their mom, Melissa, will be traveling almost 3,000 miles from Santa Clarita, CA to participate in the Boston walk in person....

2013-08-12 14:10:30

Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson's disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments. In the new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers from UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield showed how defects in the Parkinson's gene Fbxo7 cause problems with 'mitaphagy' – an essential process through which our bodies are...

2013-07-30 23:32:38

Rentapen Inc. and FundCrowd Benefits teamed up to raise money for a Waukesha man as he battles Mitochondrial Disease. Waukesha, WI (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 On July 27, 2013 there was a Charity Co-Ed (3 girls and 3 guys) Volleyball Tournament held at Sunset Bowl Entertainment Center. There were over 30 people in attendance and the charity helped raise roughly $400.00. All of the events were open to the public and all donations and profits raised have gone directly to the “Supporting Jeremy...

UK Approves Three Person IVF
2013-06-28 12:33:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A controversial yet lifesaving treatment that essentially engineers three-parent children using in vitro fertilization (IVF) and third-party mitochondrial DNA will move ahead with clinical trials in the UK, according to British officials. The procedure involves taking dysfunctional mitochondrial DNA from a prospective mother and swapping it out for healthy mitochondrial DNA from a female donor. The technique, called mitochondrial...

2013-06-25 23:31:24

Rentapen Inc. and FundCrowd Benefits team up with Sunset Bowl to raise money for Jeremy Dickinson as he battles mitochondrial disease. Waukesha, WI (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 On June 29, 2013 starting at 1:30 p.m. CST in Waukesha, WI there will be a 9 Pin Tap Bowling Tournament at Sunset Bowl Entertainment Center. A second squad will start at 3:30 p.m. CST. This event is open to the public and all donations and profits raised will go directly to the “Supporting Jeremy Fund” that Rentapen...

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