José is a science news writer with a PhD in Neuroscience from Universidade of Porto, in Portugal. He has also studied Biochemistry at Universidade do Porto and was a postdoctoral associate at Weill Cornell Medicine, in New York, and at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His work has ranged from the association of central cardiovascular and pain control to the neurobiological basis of hypertension, and the molecular pathways driving Alzheimer’s disease.
The normal interaction between two key members of the same mitochondrial protein family is essential to maintain proper energy production and prevent oxidative damage associated with neurodegenerative diseases, Wayne ... Read more
A potential oral treatment of mitochondrial myopathies called omaveloxolone (RTA 408) appears to improve the mitochondrial function of patients at an optimal dose of 160 mg, top-line data from a ... Read more
A new U.K. study shows why mitochondrial disease can occur in previously healthy families. The research, “Segregation of mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy through a developmental genetic bottleneck in human embryos,” ... Read more
The use of vitamins and other nutritional supplements to treat mitochondrial diseases needs to be scientifically validated, a study contends. The research, “Nutritional Interventions for Mitochondrial OXPHOS Deficiencies: Mechanisms and Model Systems,” ... Read more
Variations in mitochondria DNA, the cellular powerhouses responsible for energy production, could lead to the development of autism, a new study suggests. The study, “Association Between Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup Variation ... Read more
A new tool to help in the diagnosis and outcome prediction of mitochondrial disease has been created by researchers from the U.S. and Finland, according to a study. Findings ... Read more