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Curing a Childhood Syndrome? Kaeberlein Lab discovers possible drug for Leigh syndrome.

Tags: Leigh syndrome, Scientific Press,

While investigating the role of rapamycin (an FDA-approved immune-suppressant drug) in aging of yeast, fruit flies and C. elegans, researchers in Matt Kaeberlein’s lab also discovered something else. The drug can extend lifespan and alleviate neurological symptoms in a mouse model of mitochondrial disease. Mitochondria are a cells’ power generators, and mitochondrial dysfunction can lead […]

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