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2008-12-04 14:33:00

SafeMinds Asks, "Is Mercury a Common Factor?" WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new reports announced last week call into question the safety of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) decade's old policy of routinely administering multiple vaccines concurrently. Mitochondrial Disease in Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients, published last week in PLOS One by investigators from the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital...

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...

2008-08-15 00:00:37

By Brian Bowling Isabelle Christenson, 10, of Seven Fields in Butler County died at home Wednesday after losing her battle with mitochondrial disease. Her case was featured in newspaper and television stories and received national attention after British doctors announced they were closing in on a cure for the disease. Isabelle's mother, Michelle Christenson, told the Tribune-Review in January that she kept family and friends up-to-date with Isabelle's condition by using a blogging...

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...

2008-07-15 00:00:10

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company located in San Jose, CA, announced today that EPI-A0001 (A0001) has entered clinical development, triggering a milestone payment from Penwest Pharmaceuticals, Edison's development partner. Penwest has begun dosing in a Phase 1a clinical trial of A0001, a 2nd generation coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) analog. It differs from CoQ10 in that it possesses more favorable oral absorption and electron...

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2008-02-05 12:00:00

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of serious hereditary diseases, British Scientists from Newcastle University have created ten test-tube human embryos, each containing the DNA from one man and two women.  The scientists, led by Professor Doug Turnbull, believe the procedure could someday be used to prevent women with faults in their mitochondrial DNA from passing the disease on to their children. Mitochondrial DNA is passed down only through the female line.Mitochondria...


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