ADDF and Harrington Discovery Institute support novel research from Dr. Eugenia Trushina of Mayo Clinic Rochester to preserve aging neurons

Eugenia Trushina, PhD: Mitochondria as a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals have granted Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Rochester, the ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award. Dr. Trushina has been awarded $600,000 for her late stage preclinical research on new drug candidates that show promiseContinue reading “ADDF and Harrington Discovery Institute support novel research from Dr. Eugenia Trushina of Mayo Clinic Rochester to preserve aging neurons”

Discovery Reverses Wrinkles And Hair Loss in Mice

by PETER DOCKRILL The appearance of wrinkled, weathered skin and the disappearance of hair are two of the regrettable hallmarks of getting older, but new research suggests these physical manifestations of ageing might not be permanent – and can potentially be reversed. New experiments with mice show that by treating a mutation-based imbalance in mitochondrialContinue reading “Discovery Reverses Wrinkles And Hair Loss in Mice”

Key Link Between Mitochondria and Cocaine Addiction Discovered

For years, scientists have known that mitochondria—the power source of cells—play a role in brain disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and stress responses. But recently scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have identified significant mitochondrial changes in brain cells that take place in cocaine addiction, and they have beenContinue reading “Key Link Between Mitochondria and Cocaine Addiction Discovered”

Exploring the Biology of Eating Disorders

With the pressure for a certain body type prevalent in the media, eating disorders are on the rise. But these diseases are not completely socially driven; researchers have uncovered important genetic and biological components as well and are now beginning to tease out the genes and pathways responsible for eating disorder predisposition and pathology. AsContinue reading “Exploring the Biology of Eating Disorders”