With just 15 days for the MitoMouse project fundraiser left, we thought it would be the ideal time to share with you some questions we asked the team about the project. To kick things off we have Dr. Matthew O’Connor the Vice President of Research at the SENS Research Foundation talking about the the MitoSENS program at the foundation and how it has evolved into the Mitomouse project.
Dr. Amutha Boominathan is leading the MitoMouse project team and she gave us a great overview of the project and how it builds on the 2015 project successfully funded on Lifespan.
You may be interested to learn that MitoSENS is actually the oldest project of the SENS Research Foundation, Dr. Aubrey de Grey talks about the history of the project and how it has evolved.
But why is repairing the mitochondria in our cells so important? Dr. O’Connor was ready to answer this question.
Carter Hall from the MitoMouse team explains why correcting the function of damaged mitochondria is important in the context of age-related diseases.
A lot of people ask why mitochondrial DNA is more vulnerable than nuclear DNA? Caitlin Lewis from the MitoMouse team gives us this excellent and detailed explanation of why this is.
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