Optimal Length of Mitochondria is Essential to Preventing Alzheimer's, Massachusetts General Hospital Study  
8/24/2012 6:57:49 AM

Goldilocks was on to something when she preferred everything "just right." Harvard Medical School researchers have found that when it comes to the length of mitochondria, the power-producing organelles, applying the fairy tale's mantra is crucial to the health of a cell. More specifically, abnormalities in mitochondrial length promote the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.