Mitochondrial Disease News


Researchers Find Impaired Mitochondrial and Metabolic Function in COVID-19 Patients

American Physiological Society (APS) Newswise — New research published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology explores the role of mitochondrial function and related metabolic changes...


Eye Movement Condition Nystagmus May Be Feature of Infantile Pompe, Report Shows

Nystagmus , a condition in which the eyes move rapidly and uncontrollably, may be a feature of infantile-onset Pompe disease , a new case report suggests. The report, “...


Genetic mutation may accelerate heart function decline in DMD patients

A mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis may accelerate heart function decline in those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a new study by UT Southwestern researchers suggests....


Duchenne UK, Muscular Dystrophy Association and PPMD collaborate on $686,500 grant to develop easier way to measure whether new Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatments are working

HAMMERSMITH, England, NEW YORK and HACKENSACK, N.J., Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In an unprecedented collaboration designed to speed research advances, Duchenne UK, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and...


Researcher Investigates Promising Candidate for Mitochondrial Disease Treatment

Nathan Alder, associate professor of molecular and cell biology at his lab on June 27, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo) Researchers and clinicians are exploring many potential medicinal approaches for...


Whole Planet is Invited to Help Charlie Gard Save More Lives

Now more than ever, charities are relying on the generosity of the public and corporate sponsors to help them during the COVID crisis. One ground-breaking charity which was formed...


Liam Foundation: Family spreads the word on that affects multiple organs, motor function, and the nervous system

LIAM SUFFERS FROM POLG MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE: Liam Reason When Liam Reason was only five years old, his family’s world was turned upside down. In June 2019, Liam was diagnosed...


Spoon Theory for Late-onset Pompe Disease Patients

A WAY TO CONCEPTUALIZE LIVING WITH ENERGY LIMITATIONS: If you have late-onset Pompe disease , you’re likely dealing with muscle weakness, aches, and cramps, and possibly headaches and fatigue....


Timeline Unveiled for One of the Most Important and Puzzling Events in the Evolution of Life

INTERESTING ON HISTORY OF MITOCHONDRIA IN MORE COMPLEX, EUKARYOTIC CELLS: Timeline of early eukaryotic evolution unveiled the mitochondrial acquisition occurred in a scenario of increasing complexity. Credit: Utrecht University,...


Energy Ball helps those struggling with rare disease

FUNDRAISER FOR FRIEDRICH’S ATAXIA: Friedreich’s Ataxia is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative, neuro-muscular disorder. There are approximately 5,000 patients in the US and 15,000 globally. It is a single gene...