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Mitochondria

Mouse embryonic stem cells
25.03.2019

Remodeling the power plants known as mitochondria are key to stem cell differentiation

Urin Weill
16.08.2018

A new method helps researchers understand how the "moving parts" of a cell function

Microscope image of a yeast cell showing how close mitochondria (red) are to peroxisomes (blue) and the contact sites that hold them together (green)
25.06.2018

Weizmann researchers identify new ties between the parts of a cell: physical connections that are vital for health

Left: normal nerve cells; right cells genetically engineered to neutralize MTCH2. Fluorescent proteins reveal the calcium uptake in the mitochondria of these cells. The genetically engineered cells reveal dramatically less calcium uptake – evidence of the crucial role this gene plays in mitochondria function
23.04.2017

Understanding how a gene studied in one lab affects the basic element researched in another may reveal what goes wrong in Alzheimer's 

Sperm individualization
19.05.2016

How does a sperm cell become an "individual?"

 

 

 

Missing Mitch
21.03.2016

 Mice lacking an energy-control gene stay lean

The circadian clock regulates the mitochondria’s utilization of nutrients throughout the day
16.03.2016

Weizmann Institute scientists find that our cells' power plants run on timers 

A three-dimensional reconstruction of the mitochondrial volume: The volume is larger (yellow and red) in blood-forming stem cells lacking MTCH2 (right), and relatively smaller (blue and green) in regular blood-forming stem cells
09.09.2015

The wake-up call for blood stem cells comes with a jolt of energy  

(l-r) Drs. Yael Elbaz-Alon and Maya Schuldiner
03.08.2014

A cellular organelle reveals a surprising backup resource for obtaining important building materials

Where Have all the Mitochondria Gone?
15.05.2014

Weizmann Institute researchers shed light on a crucial step in fertilization