mitochondria

A new screening platform, developed by scientists at Scripps Research, enables researchers for the first time to rapidly test “libraries” of thousands of molecules to find those that provide broad protection to mitochondria in neurons. Mitochondrial damage is increasingly recognized as a major factor, and in some cases a cause, for diseases of neuronal degeneration… Read more

A role for the mitochondrial effects of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the facilitation of stress adaptation has been identified in new research. Mitochondria in neurons are the powerhouses that generate energy to execute cellular functions and regulate neuronal survival under conditions of stress. The collaborative research, conducted by Prof. Vidita Vaidya and Prof. Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam… Read more

Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a healthy population, according to new research from the University of Bath. It is hoped that the work, which has involved designing a brand new… Read more

Chemists from The University of Texas at Austin and Korea University have demonstrated a new approach to blocking cancer-drug resistance that they believe could be applied to any type of cancer. this new combination of existing drugs shows promise that it could reduce the size of cancerous tumors much more effectively than current treatments. As… Read more

A “zombie” that gene returns to life and kills cancer in elephants has been discovered by researchers. It is estimated that 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, compared to less than five percent of captive elephants (who live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially cancerous cells as… Read more