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 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 revealed ... Read more
A noninvasive method for analyzing the effectiveness of mitochondrial energy production in individual muscle groups shows promise to improve assessments in people with mitochondrial disease. Researchers hope the new method ... Read more
Advanced biochemical engineering solutions have aided researchers in obtaining new knowledge about how mitochondria control programmed cell death, a self-destruction mechanism used by damaged or old cells. In the process, ... Read more
In a major effort to better understand the molecular workings of mitochondria, researchers discovered how 31 proteins contribute to mitochondrial functionality, identifying two additional factors that may be used to improve diagnostics ... Read more
Researchers have developed a way of more accurately and rapidly isolating mitochondria to allow the study of its enzymes and metabolites. The method is likely to advance research in a number of disease ... Read more
The variable symptoms of mitochondrial diseases make it challenging for physicians trying to diagnose a condition. To aid their work, researchers identified clinical and molecular symptoms typical of patients carrying a ... Read more
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia revealed the atomic structure of a calcium channel in the mitochondrial membrane — a discovery that could lead to the development of new drugs for a ... Read more