Mitochondria

How to Precisely Edit Mitochondrial DNA

Chevy Chase, MD — Scientists can now precisely edit the genes inside mitochondria, the tiny energy factories inside of cells.  Over the past decade, gene editing has exploded in popularity. With...

Subcellular Chatter Regulates Longevity

Firenze FI, Italy — As people get older, they often feel less energetic, mobile or active. This may be due in part to a decline in mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses inside of our cells, which provide...

Oxygen Deficiency Rewires Mitochondria

Halle (Saale), Germany — Mitochondria burn oxygen and provide energy for the body. Cells lacking oxygen or nutrients have to change their energy supply quickly in order to keep growing. Scientists...

Stress in Powerhouse of Cell

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Cells need powerhouses known as mitochondria to utilize the energy stored in our food. Most of the proteins required for this powerhouse function are encoded in the...

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