Journal Club

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Journal Club: Newfound avenue for disrupting peroxisome organelles could have big implications in the cell

Peroxisomes are packages of enzymes that help destroy toxins and digest fuels for cells. Disrupt the assembly of these organelles, and the results could be fatal for humans. Previously, all mutant proteins linked to such disorders were thought to be … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Rule-breaking microbe lacks mitochondria

Mitochondria, organelles central to cellular metabolism and energy production, are typically a hallmark of the eukaryotic cells that make up plants, animals, fungi, and many other organisms. Now scientists report the first known example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks … Continue reading

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Why mitochondrial mutants accumulate in aging cells

Why do we grow old and die? The question is a scientific conundrum, as well as an existential one. While scientific answers are sparse, two biologists from the Institute for Ageing and Health at Newcastle University believe they’ve found a … Continue reading

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