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Tag: Mitochondrial dysfunction

March 25, 2020
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have demonstrated that mitochondrial transplants can give cells a boost of energy and could potentially be the basis of therapies to address various cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and metabolic diseases. The mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, converting the nutrients we consume into energy to be used by every...
March 18, 2020
As aging is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases, their prevalence rises rapidly with advancing age. A new study sheds light on our cells' declining ability to provide quality control for mitochondria, which spurs other aspects of aging. The loss of mitophagy accelerates aging The mitochondria are well-known as being the powerhouses of...
March 11, 2020
A new mouse study has found that injecting healthy mitochondria from young mice into older mice improves learning and memory, skeletal muscle function, and immune system activity [1]. The Aging Mitochondria Mitochondria are incredibly important components of our cells, as they produce energy in the form of ATP, the "molecular unit of currency" of intracellular...
February 17, 2020
Mitochondria provide our cells with the energy they need to function, and they become increasingly dysfunctional as we age. A new study suggests that mitochondrial rejuvenation in the context of restoring healthy blood flow and neurovascular health might be possible with the popular supplement NMN. Rejuvenation of aged mitochondria The mitochondria are the power stations...
February 04, 2020
Researchers from SENS Research Foundation, including Matthew O'Connor and Amutha Boominathan, have published a new study showing how codons play an important role in getting copies of mitochondrial genes placed in the cellular nucleus to express themselves correctly [1]. A possible solution to mitochondrial diseases Mitochondrial disease is not a single disease; in fact, it...
January 20, 2020
Scientists at Scripps Research have developed a new screening platform that has allowed them to identify a new set of compounds that appear to have a potent protective effect on the mitochondria of brain cells, helping these cells to defend against the kinds of stresses encountered during Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Improved screening...