Magdalena is a writer with a passion for bridging the gap between the people performing research, and those who want or need to understand it. She writes about medical science and drug discovery. She holds an MS in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and a PhD — spanning the fields of psychiatry, immunology, and neuropharmacology — from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Researchers have discovered a key piece of information that may advance knowledge of how interactions between mitochondria and other structures contribute to neurodegeneration. A study published in the Journal ... Read more
Reduced exercise capacity in people with mitochondrial diseases is linked to both a heart that works inefficiently and muscles that inadequately extract oxygen, according to a study that pinned down the ... Read more
Researchers in China report finding a mutation in a mitochondrial gene that causes maternally inherited hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The mutation ... Read more
A compound that can silence a gene in a very specific manner was adapted by researchers to be used inside mitochondria — opening the possibility of manipulating genes linked to mitochondrial ... Read more
Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate), an oral drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), could also benefit mitochondrial disease patients as well as those with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), concludes two studies from the ... Read more
A mitochondria-targeting compound called mitochonic acid (MA-5) had beneficial effects on mitochondrial function, energy production, and the formation of oxidative molecules in experiments involving a mouse model of mitochondrial ... Read more
Researchers discovered a new mutation in the mitochondrial genome with disease-causing potential when screening potential patients for new mitochondrial mutations. The study, “A novel MTTT mutation m.15933G > A ... Read more