One-month-old Connor only dimly perceives the world around him. Just two months later, when he sees his mother’s beaming face or hears his father’s hearty laugh, he smiles with recognition. And by the time Connor reaches his first birthday, he’s starting to put one foot in front of the other and verbally communicate with his parents. Just what accounts for these significant changes?
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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.
Children’s hospitals are shifting away from imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation and moving toward alternatives that do not pose potential hazards.
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.