Category Archive: Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine

Sep 03 2015

Mitochondrial Disease and Diabetes Good Companions in Research

Certain defects in the way the mitochondria work may lead to diabetes, and the ways our bodies adapt to high blood sugars share many features with the ways our bodies respond to mitochondrial disease.

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Oct 29 2014

Mitochondria Study Offers Insights into Diseases’ Underlying Causes

Recent work by a mitochondrial medicine pioneer from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia details how subtle changes in mitochondrial function may cause a broad range of common metabolic and degenerative diseases.

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May 31 2013

Mighty Mitochondria

Wallace studies mitochondria, tiny structures that serve as our cells’ “power plants,” converting food and oxygen into energy. Mitochondria are actually symbiotic bacteria that invaded our cells more than 2 billion years ago.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/mighty-mitochondria/

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