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Mitochondrial Disease News


[Science Solitaire] Why each of us got more from Mom than we did from Dad

‘n terms of DNA, you have to know that you got more DNA from your mother than from your father – all of us did’   Each of us...


New research leads to understanding of why mutations in a gene leads to mitochondrial disease

Monash University researchers have uncovered for the first time the reason mutations in a particular gene lead to mitochondrial disease. The finding, published in PNAS journal and led by Professor Mike Ryan from...


AavantiBio Appoints Dr. Christopher Wright as Chief Medical Officer

March 30, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AavantiBio, a gene therapy company focused on transforming the lives of patients with rare genetic diseases, today announced the...


Global Genes to Connect Rare Disease Patients and Families With Medical Students to Build a Stronger, More Compassionate, Equitable, Inclusive and Informed Healthcare System

March 23, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the past six years, Global Genes, a leading rare disease patient advocacy organization, has connected hundreds of medical...


Chronically ill Missouri woman says TikTok is keeping her alive

Tricia Melland was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease more than a decade ago. The 22-year-old is constantly taking her temperature and blood pressure while balancing a rigorous course of treatment...


Stealth BioTherapeutics Announces Promotion of Marty Redmon to Chief Research & Development Officer

BOSTON, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Stealth BioTherapeutics (Nasdaq: MITO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for diseases involving mitochondrial dysfunction, today...


How Covid-19 is changing rare diseases research

While Covid has made many aspects of living with a rare disease more difficult, it has inspired policies and techniques that could help rare disease research progress more smoothly...


Prominent Mitochondrial Researcher Dr. Navdeep Chandel Joins Penrose TherapeuTx Scientific Advisory Board

Wed, March 10, 2021, 7:00 AM·3 min read Dr. Chandel brings decades of research expertise as the company advances its novel Mitochondria Modifying Agent oncology research program Penrose TherapeuTx,...


Researchers find effective combination of therapies for managing mitochondrial disease

Study is first to demonstrate how one specific combinational therapy may provide measurable benefits to patients with mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders, which currently lack FDA-approved therapies CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF...


Having a Rare Disease Is a Lot Harder Than You Think

Because we just honored Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28, I’d like to share what it’s like living with one. Having a rare disease means strangers telling you what your rare disease means,...