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Mitochondrial Disease News


Experimental therapy may offer hope for rare genetic disorders

This is a very technical article about a proposed new treatment approach for mitochondrial disease. It is in very early phases of development: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at...


Investigating mysteries of Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) is a genetic disease that affects the mitochondria of the retinal ganglion cells – specialized cells at the back of the eye. LHON causes...


Stealth BioTherapeutics Initiates First-in-Human Study of SBT-272

Second Generation Mitochondrial Targeted Candidate Enters Clinic with Potential to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Stealth BioTherapeutics (NASDAQ: MITO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on...


Stealth BioTherapeutics Provides Update on Phase 3 Trial of Elamipretide in Primary Mitochondrial Myopathy

Primary endpoints of six-minute walk test and Primary Mitochondrial Myopathy Symptom Assessment (PMMSA) Total Fatigue Score not met FDA engagement for Barth syndrome and enrollment of Phase 2 trial...


NeuroVive Soon to Recruit Patients With Primary Mitochondrial Disease to Test its Oral Treatment Candidate

NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB has completed recruitment of healthy subjects for the second part of an ongoing Phase 1a/b study testing its oral treatment candidate KL1333 for primary mitochondrial disease...


Mitochondria: This First Responder May Ease Chronic Inflammation

Mitochondria exist within our cells and play a crucial role protecting our DNA.(3d_man/Shutterstock) Mitochondria are the microscopic power plants found in nearly all cells in the body and are...


Go, Bryce, go!

Conner uses adaptive sports to overcome physical obstacles, contributes to book Bryce Conner is always smiling, even after three hours of physical therapy. His recent grueling therapy sessions of...


What I’ve Learned About ‘Accepting’ My Child’s Life-Changing Diagnosis

Mother and daughter walking down the street, back view I remember when my daughter was clinically diagnosed with her mitochondrial disease , I processed and cried and continued on....


Experimental therapy may offer hope for rare genetic disorders

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a new way to alleviate problems caused by dysfunctional mitochondria, which are the “powerhouses” that produce energy...


Justina Pelletier trial set to begin Tuesday after Boston Children’s Hospital loses bid to delay

Justina Pelletier met with reporters in front of the State House with her parents Linda and Lou Pelletier in 2016 to announce a law suit against Boston Childrens Hospital....