News tagged with mitochondria

New role for glial cells during neuroinflammation

Astroglial cells in the adult brain play fundamental roles in supporting neuronal functioning and in regulating brain energy balance. A new study now has identified key regulators that allow astrocytes to keep their mitochondrial ...

Dec 17, 2013
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Repairing mitochondria in neurodegenerative disease

(Medical Xpress)—The relationship between fine-scale structure and function in the brain is perhaps best explored today by the study of neurodegenerative disease. Disorders like Rett syndrome may be considered developmental in origin—and defined by exotic mechanisms in ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Mitochondria separate their waste

In order to protect themselves from harmful substances, cells need to keep the mitochondria - the boiler room, so to speak - shipshape. Up to now, it was unclear whether this housekeeping work involves sorting ...

Nov 29, 2013
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