Translational science: bridging the gap between researchers and patients

Translational research, with the goal of “translating” laboratory results into improved human healthcare, is fundamental for progression in the field of medical research. Working in a laboratory environment, it is often easy to lose sight of why research is being conducted. Continue reading Translational science: bridging the gap between researchers and patients

Mitochondria: what they are and how they can make us sick

by Miriam Valera-Alberni Mitochondria: the tiny energy producers of the cell Every human is made of an estimated 37 million cells, each of which contain compartments known as ‘organelles’, specific subunits with unique functions. While the nucleus provides the genetic instructions to the cell, mitochondria are key to bioenergetics and metabolism of the organism. Even though they are essential to keep us alive, mitochondria were … Continue reading Mitochondria: what they are and how they can make us sick