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Mitochondrial DNA Plays a Role in Metastasis

By Kerry Grens | April 18, 2018

Experiments in mice show that mitochondria, both within the tumor and beyond, can make the difference between promoting or inhibiting cancer spread.

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Image of the Day: Red-Hot Mitochondria

By The Scientist Staff | January 29, 2018

Mitochondria may sustain temperatures more than 10 °C warmer than human cells, say researchers. 

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Image of the Day: Actin Burst

By The Scientist Staff | December 6, 2017

Researchers are looking at actin polymerization and calcium uptake in human cells to study mitochondrial division.

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Maintaining dynamic connections among the body’s mitochondria is required for the health and life-extending benefits of low-calorie diets for nematodes.

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Image of the Day: Mitochondria, Live and in Color

By The Scientist Staff | September 27, 2017

Mitochondria age differently depending upon whether they’re located in the liver, heart, or kidney, scientists find in flies and mice.

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Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.

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A Walk on the Wild Side

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2017

Plants have so much to teach us.

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Opinion: Ethical Considerations of “Three-Parent” Babies

By John D. Loike and Nancy Reame | December 22, 2016

Mitochondrial replacement therapy raises important societal and ethical concerns, but should be embraced for its utility in preventing disease.

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A noninvasive microscopy technique that exploits NADH fluorescence enables researchers to observe how mitochondria alter their shape and arrangement in human tissue.

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Three-Parent IVF Advances

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 30, 2016

Differences in the replicative advantages conferred by some mitochondrial DNA haplotypes have implications for mitochondrial replacement therapy, researchers report. 

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