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January 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mitochondria vs. Alzheimer’s

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Targeting mitochondria is a promising therapeutic strategy, study shows “Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell.” Many a young science student has heard that truism. “Mitochondria are extremely important because they ensure that we have energy supply for cells to conduct functions,” says Mayo Clinic researcher Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D. “Otherwise, we would all be dead […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, animal model, basic science, clinical trials, discovery research, drug discovery, Eugenia Trushina, Kogod Center on Aging, Minnesota Partnership, mitochondria, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health


March 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Virus beware: cells can defend themselves

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

According to a new paper in Nature Communications, a protein known to help cells defend against infection also helps their mitochondria. The protein, one in a group called myxovirus-resistance (Mx) protein, helps cells without calling in white blood cells.  But now, the researchers report it also helps cells by preventing a virus from hijacking mitochondria. […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Hong Cao, infection, Mark McNiven, mitochondria


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