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Chantell Evans Tracks Mitochondrial Cleanup in Neurons
The Duke University cell biologist uses live-cell microscopy to reveal how brain cells rid themselves of damaged mitochondria and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disease.
Chantell Evans Tracks Mitochondrial Cleanup in Neurons
Chantell Evans Tracks Mitochondrial Cleanup in Neurons

The Duke University cell biologist uses live-cell microscopy to reveal how brain cells rid themselves of damaged mitochondria and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disease.

The Duke University cell biologist uses live-cell microscopy to reveal how brain cells rid themselves of damaged mitochondria and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disease.

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False color image of two Caenorhabditis elegans roundworms; blue on a black background
Mitochondrial Stress Is Passed Between Generations
Amanda Heidt | Dec 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers identified a novel mechanism by which chemically induced stress is “remembered” by the mitochondria of worms more than 50 generations after the original trigger.
How C. elegans Transmit Stress Signals to Offspring
Infographic: How C. elegans Transmit Stress Signals to Offspring
Amanda Heidt | Dec 1, 2021 | 1 min read
Neurons stressed with chemicals produce Wnt, which in turn triggers changes in the germline.
Mouse heart cells that have taken up adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles (stained red)
Fat Cells Send Mitochondrial Distress Signals to the Heart
Ruth Williams | Aug 20, 2021 | 3 min read
Vesicles containing fragments of the organelles released from stressed adipocytes protect the heart against oxygen deprivation, a study in mice shows.
Mitochondrial Activity Predicts Fish Life Span?
Catherine Offord | Feb 25, 2016 | 2 min read
Scientists identify an inverse relationship between longevity in killifish and the expression of genes related to cellular respiration.
Widely Used Antibiotics Affect Mitochondria
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 12, 2015 | 3 min read
From plants to mice and human cells, tetracyclines lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in model organisms.
How We Age
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2015 | 10+ min read
From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.
Inhibit Mitochondria to Live Longer?
Sabrina Richards | May 22, 2013 | 3 min read
Researchers find that reducing mitochondrial protein production in some animals can increase lifespan by activating a protective stress response.
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