Author Archives: Margarida Azevedo, MSc

CHOP Researchers Restore Cellular Energy Signals, Offering Possibility of Treating Mitochondrial Diseases

Mitochondrial disorders are complex conditions for which few treatments are available. Now, using microscopic worms, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), are researching if existing human drugs aimed at improving metabolism and restore shortened lifespans, can open the opportunity for human clinical trials on innovative therapies for these…

Stealth BioTherapeutics Initiates Clinical Study of Bendavia for the Treatment of Mitochondrial Myopathy

Stealth BioTherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for rare, mitochondria-related diseases, recently announced the initiation of a new clinical study of Bendavia for the treatment of Mitochondrial Myopathy (MM). Mitochondrial Myopathy (MM) is rare genetic condition that affects the mitochondria, a cell’s “center” responsible for maintaining the body’s energy, causing progressive muscle weakness.