Diabetes

A link between type 2 diabetes and mitochondrial function

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that is characterized by resistance to or insufficient production of insulin, a hormone that controls sugar movement into cells. In certain tissues, insulin resistance has been associated ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Increased dementia risk in women—a matter of proteins?

Gender-specific differences between the levels and structures of proteins present in the white matter and the mitochondria of the brains of men and women suffering from dementia have been revealed for the first time in a ...

Medical research

Researchers reformulate the model of mitochondrial function

The discovery confirms the model proposed by the team in 2008 to account for observations that could not be explained by the established model of mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the organelles in the interior of ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Researchers identify Parkinson's disease link

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center have found that mitochondrial quality and functional capacity play an important role in Parkinson's disease.

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