Tag Archive: energy

Jan 12 2017

Novel Imaging Tool Estimates Energy Production in Mitochondrial Diseases

Fitness tools that monitor your daily use of energy, from counting steps to tracking sleep, have exploded in popularity. Researchers are developing better noninvasive, high-resolution methods to estimate how well the fundamental source of that energy — your mitochondria — are working, and they have recently had some important successes.

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Apr 21 2015

Restoring Cellular Energy Could Lead to Mitochondrial Disease Treatments

By using existing human drugs to improve metabolism and restore shortened lifespans in microscopic worms, scientists have set the stage for human clinical trials of possible innovative therapies for mitochondrial disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/restoring-cellular-energy-could-lead-to-mitochondrial-disease-treatments/

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/