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Mitochondrial Disease News


BG mom leads effort to fund research into rare disease

Parents start new foundation for daughter who suffers from mitochondrial disease (vision):   Ashley (right) and Casey Brindley have formed the Hadley Jo Foundation that is raising money to fund...


Pelletier case casts pall on Patrick’s POTUS run

This prominent case of a family falsely accused of Munchausen by proxy opens in court:  01/21/2020 Boston MA – Justina Pelletier was inside courtroom at Suffolk Superior Court, For...


You can heal type 2 diabetes

Some mito patients struggle with blood sugar issues.  This article addresses lifestyle approacesh in a basic commensense fashion on low carb diets:  Type 2 diabetes is the most common...


She Was Prescribed Three Antibiotics but Only Got Worse. Why?

Some patients with mitochondrial disease arrived there through use of antibiotics which know one realized were harmful to them.  This is a case study, not necessarily about mito but...


MDA Awards Venture Philanthropy Funding of More Than $1M to AavantiBio to Develop Gene-Targeting Therapy for Friedreich’s Ataxia

Pharma research advances in Freidrich’s Ataxia:    NEW YORK and GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and AavantiBio, a biotechnology company developing a...


‘Game-changing’ DNA test to rapidly diagnose rare diseases for children

Whole exome sequencing may become mainstream in UK: A new ‘game-changing’ DNA test on the NHS is said to be able to rapidly diagnose rare diseases for critically ill...


Patient Files: Ataxia

Some mitochondrial patients suffer with ataxia.  This article describes one man’s journey with his symptoms and their onset: Alan Thomas talks about his experiences with this rare disease Can...


Study: People With Rare Diseases Suffer High Rates Of Anxiety, Depression

An article describing higher rates of anxiety and depression in the rare disease popluation in general: Ankxt/Creative Commons People with a statistically rare disease are at greater risk of...


Medical Breakthrough: Physical therapy helps man with rare genetic disease

Relief for a patient with Friedrich’s Ataxia through physical therapy: “I really encourage everyone, no matter what kind of limitation is in their life, to push themselves and keep...


CRISPR gene-editing corrects muscular dystrophy in pigs

Gene editing technique offering hope for Duchenne Muscular dystrophy: Researchers have used CRISPR to correct muscular dystrophy in pigs Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most common...