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The Way Energy Is Made

Why are mitochondria important for every living being to sustain life?

What does it mean to have a mitochondrial disease?

How is mitochondrial function related to aging and other diseases?

What does Complex I-IV mean as a diagnosis?

Learn about how energy is made in this exciting short animation created by MitoAction and students from CDIA Boston!


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leg0666

07/28/2009

My son has been battling MitoDZ for nearly 7 years now and our family could attest to the challenge of educating family, friends, and teachers about this challenge. Thank you for creating this piece; it will assist in making this complex situation a bit more understandable.
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leg0666

07/28/2009

My son has been battling MitoDZ for nearly 7 years now and our family could attest to the challenge of educating family, friends, and teachers about this challenge. Thank you for creating this piece; it will assist in making this complex situation a bit more understandable.
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janice

07/28/2009

Great job Cristy, thank-you.
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mitoscottie

07/30/2009

Wow Cristy! This is so EASY to understand both for us and for those who love us! THANK YOU!
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AllanK

06/22/2010

If this is how our teacher explained to us how energy (ATP) is released from mitochondria, I think it would be VERY EASY for to understand during our elementary years.  The educational video explained it well in a simple manner - fantastic!   Much better than discovery channel ;-) he.

Allan

 

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topu prime

11/01/2010

Mitrocondrial diseases caused by damage to the mitochondria-small, energy-producing structures that serve as the cells' "power plants."very useful info for me.Because i'm new in blogging and i'm need good tutorial like your post.

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frankzz

07/20/2011

that is really great animations.......

Regards

 

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BerdaHuang

07/26/2011

I still don't understand How is mitochondrial function related to aging and other diseases. Anyone here got another soure of information?

Berda -

 

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Sheila4Wellness

09/09/2011

When the mitochondria does not work properly free radicals are produced. Think of a cinder from a fireplace. The free radicals are the cinders and the carpet our body. Whatever part of our body receives the most free radical damage is the first to wear out and develop degenerative disease. If it is your eyes it may be cataracts or macular degeneration. It is your joint space then arthritis. If it is your brain then Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. Over time our bodies can look like the carpet in front of a fireplace. Our enemy is free radicals and our allies are antioxidants. What creates free radicals? Excessive Exercise, Excessive Stress, Air pollution, Pollution of our food and water, Ultraviolet Sunlight, Medications and Radiation Note: Info taken from Dr Ray Strand, M.D's book " What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Nutriitonal Medicine May Be Killing You".
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owall

10/31/2011

Just like BerdaHuang, I am still don't understand how is mitochondrial function related to aging and other diseases. Can anybody explain it slowly to me ? ( I am googling right know, to search more information about this).
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12/15/2011

Thanks for the highly educational video. What a fascinating topic - reminds me of how the "force" is generated in Star Wars. :)
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darrellgelkins

05/19/2012

Every time I see such an animation my inspiration to study biochemistry boosts even more.. i enjoy the beauty of this video and the artwork that was put into it. Cheers, Darell Williams