Latest Mitochondrial genetics Stories

2009-08-06 10:35:57

The normal aging process has long been linked to problems with cell respiration, the process through which the cells extract energy from nutrients

2009-07-03 15:40:48

Gene mutations that once helped humans evolve and survive could increase the risk of cancer and other diseases today, researchers in Israel said. The mutations were found in the genome of the mitochondria, the part of cells responsible for energy production that is passed from mother to child, scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev said. Although mitochondria's role in the emergence of new species has been investigated recently, the idea that they are responsible for our...

2009-07-02 12:41:09

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that gene mutations that once helped humans survive may increase the possibility for diseases, including cancer.

2009-06-09 05:15:00

Highly Sensitive Genetic Test Provides Early Diagnosis of Mitochondrial Diseases LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDomics, LLC (www.medomics.com) announces an innovative test for early diagnosis of mitochondrial diseases, a group of disorders that can result in neurological dysfunction, muscle weakness, gastrointestinal symptoms, migraine headaches, blindness, deafness, and diabetes.

2009-06-04 12:18:35

Researchers at the University of Leeds have devised a more accurate method of dating ancient human migration – even when no corroborating archaeological evidence exists.

2009-05-29 08:07:41

Sensory ataxic neuropathy (SAN) is a recently identified neurological disorder in Golden Retriever dogs with onset during puppyhood. Affected dogs move in an uncoordinated manner and have sensory deficits.

2009-04-15 10:42:10

The Neanderthals inhabited a vast geographical area extending from Europe to western Asia and the Middle East 30,000 to 100,000 years ago.

2008-12-12 10:14:07

A fundamental process in the transmission of genes from mother to child has been identified by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. The new study published in the December issue of the journal Nature Genetics identifies a mechanism that plays a key role in how mutations are transmitted from one generation to the next, providing unprecedented insight into metabolic diseases.DNA that is only passed on from mothers to their children is stored in mitochondria, a...

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.

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