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Muscle weakness seen in alcoholism linked to mitochondrial repair issues

Muscle weakness from long-term alcoholism may stem from an inability of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, to self-repair, according to a study funded by...

Gulf War Illness Not in Veterans’ Heads, But in Their Mitochondria

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who...

A New—and Reversible—Cause of Aging

Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals that may be reversible. The essence of this finding is a series of molecular events that...

A mother’s genes influence her child’s ageing

As we grow older, not only the function of organs slows down. Also on a cellular level more and more damages occur. One reason is...

Extracting cellular ‘engines’ may aid in understanding mitochondrial diseases

Medical researchers who crave a means of exploring the genetic culprits behind a host of neuromuscular disorders may have just had their wish granted by a team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where scienti...

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