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Image of the Day: Red-Hot Mitochondria
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 29, 2018
Mitochondria may sustain temperatures more than 10 °C warmer than human cells, say researchers.
Image of the Day: Actin Burst
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 6, 2017
Researchers are looking at actin polymerization and calcium uptake in human cells to study mitochondrial division.
Mitochondrial Networks Explain Why Caloric Restriction Extends Worms’ Lives
Jef Akst | Nov 7, 2017
Maintaining dynamic connections among the body’s mitochondria is required for the health and life-extending benefits of low-calorie diets for nematodes.
Image of the Day: Mitochondria, Live and in Color
Staff | Sep 27, 2017
Mitochondria age differently depending upon whether they’re located in the liver, heart, or kidney, scientists find in flies and mice.
Enzyme Required for Mitochondrial Genome Destruction
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.
A Walk on the Wild Side
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2017
Plants have so much to teach us.
Opinion: Ethical Considerations of “Three-Parent” Babies
John D. Loike and Nancy Reame | Dec 22, 2016
Mitochondrial replacement therapy raises important societal and ethical concerns, but should be embraced for its utility in preventing disease.
Next Generation: Observing Cancer-Associated Mitochondrial Changes
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 30, 2016
A noninvasive microscopy technique that exploits NADH fluorescence enables researchers to observe how mitochondria alter their shape and arrangement in human tissue.
Three-Parent IVF Advances
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 30, 2016
Differences in the replicative advantages conferred by some mitochondrial DNA haplotypes have implications for mitochondrial replacement therapy, researchers report.
Kids’ Sudden Cardiac Deaths Explained by Heritable Mutations in a Single Gene
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2016
Examining the tragedies of several families who each lost multiple children, two teams of researchers reveal a previously unappreciated role for a mitochondrial enzyme.