Mitochondria

Ageing: It’s more Complicated than We Thought

Novato, CA — Every cell in the body goes through thousands of chemical reactions each day, and each reaction involves tiny protein molecules folded into precise shapes to perform their functions. Misfolded...

How Cells Control Mitochondria

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Errors in the metabolic processes of mitochondria are responsible for a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Scientists needed to find...

DNA Building Blocks Regulate Inflammation

Halle (Saale), Germany — Mitochondria are the energy suppliers of our body cells. These tiny cell components have their own genetic material, which triggers an inflammatory response when released into...

Basis for the Essential Cellular Powerhouses

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1,000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways. Disfunction...

A Ribosome Odyssey in Mitochondria

Solna, Sweden — Proteins make life and are made by ribosomes. In mitochondria, the repertoire of the mitoribosomal architectures turns out to be much more diverse than previously thought. A paper...

Becoming Nerve Cell: Timing is of the Essence

Ghent, Belgium — Mitochondria are small organelles that provide the energy critical for each cell in our body, in particular in the high fuel-consuming brain. In this week’s edition of Science,...

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...

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