Could fixing the cells’ “power stations” help Alzheimer's patients in the future?
Mental Health Neurodegenerative diseases Alzheimer's

Could fixing the cells’ “power stations” help Alzheimer's patients in the future?

Dr Nicolas Gutierrez
Dr Nicolas Gutierrez

In 10 seconds? Recent research shows raises hopes that one day it may be possible to repair failing mitochondria to avoid or treat neurodegenerative diseases of the brain.

What’s the story? The human brain needs a lot of energy and is therefore very dependent on the cells’ “power stations”, the mitochondria. When these energy factories break down, brain cells cannot function correctly and this can lead to several psychiatric pathologies.

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