Tag Archive: mtDNA

Oct 29 2014

Mitochondria Study Offers Insights into Diseases’ Underlying Causes

Recent work by a mitochondrial medicine pioneer from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia details how subtle changes in mitochondrial function may cause a broad range of common metabolic and degenerative diseases.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/mitochondria-study-offers-insights-diseases-underlying-causes/

May 31 2013

Mighty Mitochondria

Wallace studies mitochondria, tiny structures that serve as our cells’ “power plants,” converting food and oxygen into energy. Mitochondria are actually symbiotic bacteria that invaded our cells more than 2 billion years ago.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/mighty-mitochondria/

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