Özge has a MSc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Developmental Biology from Queen Mary University of London. She worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Leicester for six years in the field of Behavioural Neurology before moving into science communication. She worked as the Research Communication Officer at a London based charity for almost two years.
The United Kingdom has issued its first license for research that involves women with mitochondria disease receiving donated egg components so they can produce healthy children. Newcastle University researchers will ... Read more
Effects of mitochondrial disease on the digestive system are more widespread than previously thought according to a review article published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. Therefore it is ... Read more
Mitochondrial disease spans a broad group of disorders that can be very heterogeneous. Although understanding of the disease has increased greatly in recent years, difficulties remain in its diagnosis and management. A ... Read more
Regular physical exercise can prevent mitochondria dysfunction according to a study conducted on rats. This finding highlights the importance of physical activity on metabolic homeostasis, or equilibrium.
Although the study, which ... Read more
The mitochondria of the donor egg should match that of the patient to increase the success of mitochondrial replacement therapy, according to a study published in the leading scientific journal ... Read more
Age indirectly influences mitochondrial function by reducing mitochondrial mass and worsens diet‐induced fat accumulation, according to a study conducted on mice. This may in turn increase the risk of developing ... Read more