News - 15 Feb 2011
For the last several years, neurologists have been probing a connection between Parkinson's disease and problems with mitochondria, the miniature power plants of the cell.
Life Sciences - 23 Aug 2018
Mitochondria are organelles found in the cytoplasm of most cells. They are essential to healthy living as they play an important role in the way cells function in the body. Mitochondria generate...
News - 11 Nov 2011
Current thinking about Parkinson's disease is that it's a disorder of mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles inside cells, causing neurons in the brain's substantia nigra to die or become...
Life Sciences - 26 Feb 2019
Mitochondria are double membrane bound cytoplasmic organelles present in most eukaryotic cells. They are responsible for aerobic respiration, which they achieve through oxidative phosphorylation.
News - 3 Mar 2011
The burning, tingling pain of neuropathy may affect feet and hands before other body parts because the powerhouses of nerve cells that supply the extremities age and become dysfunctional as they...
News - 7 Aug 2010
Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have uncovered a role for an essential cell protein in...
News - 15 Jun 2009
Scientists have identified a protein in the brain that plays a key role in the function of mitochondria - the part of the cell that supplies energy, supports cellular activity, and potentially wards...
News - 7 Jan 2011
Medical researchers who crave a means of exploring the genetic culprits behind a host of neuromuscular disorders may have just had their wish granted by a team working at the National Institute of...
News - 4 Mar 2020
Amid the coronavirus outbreak that is wreaking havoc across the globe, it is essential to know how the cells of the body evade infection from viruses. A team of scientists has explained the mechanism...
News - 16 Apr 2010
A typical human cell contains hundreds of mitochondria-energy-producing organelles-that continually fuse and divide. Relatively little is known, however, about why mitochondria undergo this behavior.