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

Researching the Genetic Basis and Molecular Mechanisms behind Eczema

Affecting approximately 20-30% of children and 2-3% of adults globally, eczema (which is synonymous with atopic dermatitis) is the most common skin disease at present. Primarily characterised as an itchy and inflammatory skin disease, research has aimed to answer the question of what causes eczema? Continue reading Researching the Genetic Basis and Molecular Mechanisms behind Eczema