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12-minute bursts of exercise: the unexpected health benefits of shorter stints of intense activity

POSITIVE EFFECTS OF MITOCHONDRIA NOTED: When you start a workout , chances are your focus will be on working at a moderate intensity for a longer period. However, a...


Gene therapy injection in one eye surprises scientists by improving vision in both

LHON RELATED: Injecting a gene therapy vector into one eye of someone suffering from LHON, the most common cause of


Why does exercise make some people healthier than others? Pennington scientists will try to find out

STUDY SEEKS ANSWERS THROUGH CLOSER LOOK AT MITOCHONDRIA: Owen Carmichael Why do some people benefit so much from exercise while others enjoy few health gains or even suffer harm?...


The European Commission Approves Zogenix’s FINTEPLA® (Fenfluramine) Oral Solution for the Treatment of Seizures in Dravet Syndrome

RE: EPILEPSY – DRAVEY SYNDROME: EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zogenix (NASDAQ: ZGNX), a global biopharmaceutical company developing rare disease therapies, announced today that the European...


Reducing proton leak restores function in aging heart cells

ELAMPRETIDE RELATED: A drug to improve heart function, elamipretide, stanches proton leaks in aged heart cell mitochondria. Scientists have revealed a mechanism that causes heart cells to age and...


Researchers discover novel mechanism by which cells turn over mitochondria

PARKINSON’S RELATED, A LOOK AT MITOCHONDRIAL TUNROVER: Mitochondria are cellular organelles that generate most of the energy cells need...


Isha Jain Joins Gladstone Institutes

RESEARCHER IN MITOCHONRIA: SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Oxygen is vital for all life, but in the human body, the level of oxygen must be just right....


How a very ‘sociable’ protein can hold clues about Alzheimer’s origin

AGING RELATED: Using the ESRF cryo-electron microscope and Small Angle X-ray Scattering at the ESRF’s beamline BM29, the researchers managed to decipher the role of ECSIT in


Nuclear receptors protect against kidney disease

In terms of cellular diversity, it may not be the brain, but the kidney boasts more cell types than most other organs. Now, researchers at the Institute for Bioengineering...