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Mitochondrial Medicine and Biology

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Study finds gene regulation linked to energy production

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Researchers at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The University of Western Australia and Curtin University have made a fundamental discovery about the regulation of genes in mitochondria, providing new…

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Student Publication Wins Award

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A significant study that found a link between an energy-producing gene and a hereditary heart condition has been awarded the annual James Hopley Student Publication Award.  Kara Perks from the…

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Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

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The study, published in Science Advances, found that reduced function of a gene that impacts the breakdown of fats resulted in adult-onset obesity and fatty liver. Head of the Mitochondrial…

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Perkins researchers find essential gene for healthy hearts

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Professor Aleksandra Filipovska and her team from the Perkins Mitochondrial Medicine and Biology Laboratory in collaboration with Professor Oliver Rackham and Professor Nils Göran Larsson and his team from the Max Planck Institute for Biology…

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Cause of mitochondrial dysfunction discovered by Perkins researchers

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The disease, known as Leigh Syndrome, has previously been linked to a genetic mutation, but Perkins researchers were able to determine how the mutation led to mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria are…

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Mitochondria link to Fatty Liver Disease

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Perkins researcher, Dr Tara Richman from the Mitochondrial Medicine and Biology Laboratory, was lead author on the paper Mutation in MRPS34 Compromises Protein Synthesis and Causes Mitochondrial Dysfunction, recently accepted…