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Mitochondrial Disease News


National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Announces Kay Holcombe as New Board Chair and Dennis Jackman as New Member of its Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) announced that during a recent Board of Directors meeting, Kay Holcombe was elected as Chair and Dennis Jackman joined as a new...


Nutritionist explains relationship between processed foods and diseases

(CNN) – As a nutritionist, I am aware of many debates in the world of nutrition about the foods that keep us healthy and the foods that actually cause illness....


Muscle Weakness Tied to Poor Mitochondria Function

Poorly working mitochondria — small energy-producing cell compartments — may drive muscle weakness or wasting in a new mouse model of porphyria, a study suggests. “In some cases, muscle atrophy...


[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...