The mitochondrion isn't the bacterium it was in its prime, say two billion years ago. Since getting consumed by our common single-celled ancestor the "energy powerhouse" organelle has lost most of its 2,000+ genes, likely ...
An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, say Houston Methodist scientists.
One of the hallmarks of cancer is a change in cellular metabolism, a series of chemical reactions so fundamental to life that their alteration makes cancer cells seem creepily malevolent.
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the ability to target and destroy certain cancer cells.
Employing a novel sensor made of graphene - a one-atom-thin layer of carbon - University of California, Irvine researchers have gained new insight into the process of programmed cell death in mitochondria, possibly opening ...
(Medical Xpress) -- Why are there two sexes? Its a question that has long perplexed generations of scientists, but researchers from UCL have come up with a radical new answer: mitochondria.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A bacterium whose name was inspired by the Star Wars films has provided new clues into the evolution of our own cells and how they came to possess the vital energy-producing units called mitochondria.