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Meet the ‘mitomaniacs’ who say mitochondria matter in autism

Douglas Wallace watched with anticipation as a mouse navigated chambers in a habitat in his lab in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For the most part, it was a typical lab mouse:...


Whole-Genome Sequencing Helpful When a Mitochondrial Disorder Is Suspected

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) can shorten the “diagnostic odyssey” for patients with suspected mitochondrial disorders, report researchers in the United Kingdom. Mitochondrial disorders affect about...


Weir: Flower Mound woman fighting for her life

Peter Klamkin, Bob Weir and Susan Klamkin, photo and video by Netsky Rodriguez During the past couple of years, we’ve all been made aware of a disease, virulent enough...


Use of whole genome sequencing to determine genetic basis of suspected mitochondrial disorders: cohort study

Abstract Objective To determine whether whole genome sequencing can be used to define the molecular basis of suspected mitochondrial disease. Design Cohort study. Setting National Health Service, England, including secondary and tertiary...


Vitamin D Deficiency Can Impair Muscle Function

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function due to a reduction in energy production in the muscles, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Vitamin D...


CIC participates in Pretzel Therapeutics’ financing round to develop first-in-class treatments for mitochondrial disease

Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), the venture capital investor focused on deeptech and life science businesses in the Cambridge ecosystem, is pleased to announce its participation in the financing raised...


2021 INFORM International Virtual Meeting

INFORM has generously given MitoAction (20) complimentary registrations for the 2021 Virtual Meeting taking place on October 27th & 28th!  The objective of the conference is to familiarize attendees...


A glimmer of hope: Researcher creates cell lines to help treat mitochondrial diseases in children

The mitochondrion has garnered quite the reputation for its role as the “powerhouse of the cell.” These tiny, but mighty organelles play various life-sustaining roles, from powering our own...


USF men’s tennis team is forever young with their newest member

TAMPA, Fla. – Meet the newest member of the USF Men’s Tennis team. He’s a hard one to keep up with. That’s because Declan Patrick is a little all over...


Why are mitochondria known as the powerhouse of the cell?

Check out the structure and function of mitochondria. Why are mitochondria known as the powerhouse of the cell? A cell is a structural and functional unit of life. It consists of Plasma...