Optimal Length of Mitochondria is Essential to Preventing Alzheimer's, Massachusetts General Hospital Study
Published: Aug 24, 2012
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.