Existing liver drug can help treat Alzheimer’s

Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer’s disease therapy. The drug “heals” malfunctioning elements at cellular level. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It affects around 5.7 million […]

New theory may explain cause of depression and improve treatments

A review of recent studies suggests mitochondria may be the root cause of depression, providing an opportunity for novel antidepressant medication A new area in depression research suggests dysfunction in mitochondria — the main source of energy for cells — […]

Heat therapy boosts mitochondrial function in muscles

Increased capability of cells’ energy centers could help treat heart disease, diabetes AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY Rockville, Md. (July 31, 2018)–A new study finds that long-term heat therapy may increase mitochondrial function in the muscles. The discovery could lead to new […]

Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model

A gene mutation causes wrinkled skin and hair loss; turning off that mutation restores the mouse to normal appearance UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could […]

Mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to kidney disease

Scientists found a previously unknown link between mitochondria and kidney disease, identifying a receptor that causes kidney dysfunction when suppressed, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The receptor—estrogen-related receptor gamma (ERRγ)—regulates mitochondrial metabolism, and […]

Scientists identify a promising target for the treatment of heart failure

Stained heart sections from wild-type mice and knockout mice that do not express OMA1. Wild-type mice exposed to ISO, which induces heart failure, exhibited collagen lesions indicative of heart cell death (top right), while knockout mice  Researchers at the Centro […]