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2014-08-18 16:27:41

Registry could impact development of treatments and potential cures. PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) has announced the creation and launch of the Mitochondrial Disease Community Registry (MDCR). The registry, to be populated by patients, caregivers and family members, is the first of its kind that gathers information about mitochondrial disease to be shared as a tool to impact the development of diagnostic tools,...

2014-06-09 00:21:32

EPI-743 in phase 2B development for Leigh syndrome MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced that the FDA has granted Orphan Drug status to vatiquinone for the treatment of Leigh syndrome. Vatiquinone is the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) for Edison's EPI-743. The INN is a unique international name issued by the World Health Organization, which is used to identify the active pharmacological ingredient in a drug. This is...

2014-06-05 23:16:50

CEO and founder of Edison Pharmaceuticals has changed the lives of many children and families with mitochondrial disease BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Guy Miller, MD, PhD, CEO and founder of Edison Pharmaceuticals has changed the lives of many children and families with mitochondrial disease. For his efforts, MitoAction recognized him with its “Making a Difference For Mito” award. Dr. Miller was chosen based on his extensive and ongoing contribution to the mitochondrial disease...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to the findings, described in The Journal of Cell Biology, the link involves mitochondria that are unable to self-repair. This information gives researchers a new method for diagnosing mitochondrial disease, as well as a target for new drug...

2014-04-04 23:33:51

By illuminating mitochondria, UVA researchers shed light on disease and human health. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created a method to illuminate and understand them in living creatures like never before. Not only can the researchers make the...

2014-03-21 23:26:31

The conference offers physicians, nurses, and specialists an opportunity to understand more about identifying mitochondrial diseases, managing adults and children with mitochondrial disorders, and assisting patients with treatment options and coordinated care. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 In an ongoing effort to improve mitochondrial disease patient care, MitoAction will host the 2014 Mitochondrial Disease Clinical Conference Boston on May 3, 2014 at Mandarin Oriental. This is...

2014-03-17 00:23:41

FDA approves IND for clinical trial in ultra rare orphan mitochondrial disease MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced the initiation of a phase 2 study entitled "A Phase 2 Safety and Efficacy Study of EPI-743 (Vincerinone(TM)) in Children with Pearson Syndrome." The Investigative New Drug application (IND) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Hematology and Oncology Products. The trial is a...

2014-01-08 23:22:10

The conference offers physicians and specialists who are not mitochondrial experts an opportunity to understand more about identifying mitochondrial diseases, managing adults and children with mitochondrial disorders, and assisting patients with treatment options and coordinated care. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 In an ongoing effort to improve mitochondrial disease patient care, MitoAction, in collaboration with the organization’s Medical Advisory Committee, will host the...

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. Mitochondrial myopathy, as it is known, causes muscle weakness, movement problems and learning difficulties and affects more than 70,000 people in the UK. For the first time, mutations in a particular gene, MICU1, have been linked to myopathy. The discovery gives a better...

2013-03-20 23:01:29

In an ongoing effort to improve mitochondrial disease patient care, MitoAction, in collaboration with the organization´s Medical Advisory Committee, will host the 2013 Mitochondrial Disease Clincial Conference on May 4, 2013 at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA. (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 In an ongoing effort to improve mitochondrial disease patient care, MitoAction, in collaboration with the organization´s Medical Advisory Committee, will host the 2013 Mitochondrial Disease Clincial...


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