Tag Archive: mitochondrial diseases

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/novel-imaging-tool-estimates-energy-production-mitochondrial-diseases/

Feb 14 2013

Unlocking the Secrets of Mitochondria

A team led by CHOP’s Marni J. Falk, MD, has expanded next-generation gene tools designed to sequence nuclear DNA to analyze a separate source of DNA — that found within mitochondria. Mitochondria are key suppliers of the energy needed for the multiple functions of our cells. Mitochondria contain their own DNA, and play a pivotal role in human health and disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/unlocking-the-secrets-of-mitochondria/