In the most common type of pancreatic cancer, the abnormal cells contain highly fragmented mitochondria. New research suggests that they can serve as a novel target in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
A weekly look at what the Internet has to offer us. This week, it's our friend mitochondria and anti-oxidants; how science "news" jumps from harm to harm; Siddhartha Mukherjee on CAR-T therapies; and a very interesting fact out of the European Union that we bet you didn't hear about.
People who commit suicide tend to have shorter telomeres and excess mitochondrial DNA. While these changes are not likely to be responsible for them committing suicide, they instead could serve as a biomarker for risk of suicide.
A recent study reveals that mitochondria, which have recently gained recognition for their essential role in longevity and health, are essential for cell aging and this is the first research to conclusively prove it.
Mitochondrial disease is essentially a disease that impacts how our bodies produce energy. Mitochondria are quite literally the energy factories in most of our cells, they are an integral part in how we convert lots of different food sources into a common energy currency, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), that can be used in the brain or the liver or wherever it is needed.
An encomium to Dr. Bruce Ames, overdue and well-deserved, in TheScientist. Dr. Ames is best known for inventing and modifying the Ames Test for mutagenicity, utilized as an indicator of a chemical s propensity for causing cancer.