Janet Stewart is a life sciences writer and editor, who completed both PhD course work and oral examinations in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University, and holds an M.Sc. in Virology and Immunology.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have identified a protein in worms that helps mitochondria handle stress and repair damage — and which may do the same in humans. ... Read more
Ambry Genetics Corporation demonstrated that defects in a gene called FDXR are associated with optic atrophy, or loss of vision, in some patients with mitochondrial disease. The company collaborated with a ... Read more
KH176 by Khondrion had a favorable safety profile and improved depression and migraine in some forms of mitochondrial disease, according to preliminary results from an ongoing Phase 2 trial. The ... Read more
Researchers found that patients with different types of mitochondrial disease have higher rates of headaches compared to the general population. Tension-type headaches (TTH) were more frequent than migraines among this ... Read more
Researchers have found that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial agents in common household and pharmaceuticals products, inhibited mitochondrial function in human cells grown in the laboratory. One ... Read more
Douglas Wallace, Ph.D., of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, won the 2017 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research for his pioneering work in the field of mitochondrial genetics. Founder and ... Read more
Researchers studied the risk factors for mortality in children with mitochondrial disease and determined that the main causes of death were sepsis, an infection of the blood, and pneumonia. The ... Read more