Teresa F. Pais holds her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Porto. She has worked in innate immune responses in the context of both infection and neurodegeneration. Currently, she is a researcher at Instituto de Medicina Molecular where she investigates inflammatory processes in the brain.
Loss of central vision in one eye is a hallmark of Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), a mitochondrial disease. Now, an analysis of online literature highlights that other organs besides ... Read more
Patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), a rare genetic mitochondrial disease that leads to vision loss, show sustained improvement in a follow-up to a Phase 1/2 clinical ... Read more
A collaborative team of German and Italian researchers from the Institute of Human Genetics (Neuherberg) and the Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carettere Scientifico (Milan) identified mutations in ... Read more
Mitochondria consist of small structures having evolved from bacteria engulfed by cells. This bacterial origin explains why mitochondria has its own genetic material (mitochondrial DNA, mtDNA) distinct from the ... Read more
Researchers studied the prenatal diagnostic services provided in the UK for mitochondrial diseases since 2007. The study entitled “A national perspective on prenatal testing for mitochondrial disease” was published ... Read more
A collaboration between researchers from Leeds’ St. James’s University Hospital, University College London (UCL) and the Institute of Child Health (UCL) identified a gene mutation affecting mitochondrial calcium (Ca2+) ... Read more