Rogue Mitochondria Turn Hermaphroditic Snails Female: Study
The accidental finding marks the first time a phenomenon called cytoplasmic sterility, known to occur in plants, has been found in animals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 19, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Upstate physician awarded $50,000 grant for sarcoidosis research
Auyon Ghosh, MD, MPH, will look to identify possible genes, particularly from a part of the cell machinery called mitochondria, that could be associated with multiorgan sarcoidosis. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - May 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Research Source Type: news

Early predictive value of platelet function for clinical outcome in sepsis
This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of the platelet aggregation for mortality in patients with sepsis. In addition, the relationship between impaired mitochondria and the platelet aggregation was explored. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The molecular machinery that delivers metabolites to mitochondria
A recent Yale study uncovers the machinery behind the delivery of metabolites into the “power plant” of the cell. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 12, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Letting go of damaged mitochondria
Thermogenesis requires that macrophages digest damaged mitochondria released by brown adipocytes. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 3, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

To fight diseases of aging, scientist makes aging itself the target
When Dr. Ming Guo says that she wants to reverse the aging process, she ’s not outlining a fantastical quest for the Fountain of Youth. She’s looking for ways to defeat incurable diseases.“If we could pause, delay or even reverse aging, we would make a significant impact against numerous diseases,” said Guo, professor of neurology, molecular and medical pharmacology at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.“I want to create a higher quality of life over a healthy life span, rather than just prolonging life.”Her particular approach to her research is inspired by her compassion for her patients who have Alzh...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers show protein controls process that goes awry in Parkinson ’s disease
As scientists work toward finding a cure for Parkinson ’s disease, one line of research that has emerged focuses on mitochondria, the structures within cells that make energy. The health of those structures is maintained through a quality control system that balances two opposite processes: fission — one mitochondrion splitting in two — and fusion — two becoming one.When there ’s a problem with fission, that system is thrown out of balance. The consequences can include neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, and other serious conditions.For years, scientists have known that one particular prote...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vision scientists discover new angle on path of light through photoreceptors
NIH study in ground squirrels suggests dual function for mitochondria in photoreceptor cells. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 2, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mitophagy in traumatic brain injury: a new target for therapeutic intervention - Zhu M, Huang X, Shan H, Zhang M.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to death, and disability worldwide more than any other traumatic insult and damage to cellular components including mitochondria leads to the impairment of cellular functions and brain function. In neurons, mitophag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Cells ’ vulnerability to carcinogens influenced by mitochondria’s shape
<div class="rxbodyfield">Kasturi Mitra, Ph.D., studies how the structure of organelles called mitochondria can affect cellular response to cancer-causing agents.</div> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 1, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Could Dad & rsquo;s Mitochondrial DNA Benefit Hybrids?
Studies have found that organisms can inherit mitochondria from male parents in rare instances, and both theoretical and experimental work hint that this biparental inheritance is more than just a... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 20, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Cancer cells drain energy from immune cells
Researchers found that cancer cells use straw-like nanotubes to siphon mitochondria from immune cells, essentially draining their energy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mitochondrial Stress Is Passed Between Generations
Researchers identified a novel mechanism by which chemically induced stress is “remembered” by the mitochondria of worms more than 50 generations after the original trigger. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Cancer Cell Nanotubes Hijack Mitochondria from Immune Sentinels
The mitochondria stolen via these tiny connections give tumor cells a metabolic boost while the T cells are left weakened, according to in vitro experiments. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 30, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

UK launches trial of drug to tackle fatigue in long Covid patients
AXA1125 targets cell power plants that may be dysfunctional in long Covid patients with severe fatigueCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first trial of a drug to target the fatigue and muscle weakness experienced by more than half of people with long Covid has been launched in the UK. It is also the first drug trial in long Covid patients who were not hospitalised during their initial infection.The drug, called AXA1125, targets cellular power plants called mitochondria, which it is thought could be dysfunctional in the subset oflong Covid patients with severe fatigue. If successful, it could ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Long Covid Health Society Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Source Type: news