Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Benefits of exercise may vary greatly in primary mitochondrial disease

Mitochondria serve as the main source of energy production in our cells, and endurance exercise is generally known to improve the function of mitochondria. However, the benefits of exercise in patients with primary mitochondrial ...

Medical research

Lack of mitochondria causes severe disease in children

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that excessive degradation of mitochondria, the power plants of cells, plays an important role in the onset of mitochondrial disease in children. These inherited ...

Genetics

Experimental therapy may offer hope for rare genetic disorders

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a new way to alleviate problems caused by dysfunctional mitochondria, which are the "powerhouses" that produce energy in cells. Their discovery, reported ...

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