Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 04 2015

Tiny Mitochondria Play Outsized Role in Human Evolution and Disease

Mitochondria are not only the power plants of our cells; these tiny structures also play a central role in our physiology. Furthermore, by enabling flexible physiological responses to new environments, mitochondria have helped humans and other mammals to adapt and evolve throughout the history of life on earth.

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Nov 03 2015

Drug Trial Shows “Profound” Success Treating Rare Blood Disorders

When the immune system inappropriately destroys blood cells, in a relatively rare group of diseases called autoimmune cytopenias, children may suffer for years with anemia, uncontrolled bleeding, and vulnerability to infections, while their parents struggle to find a diagnosis.

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