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Grantee in the News: David Marcinek on Mitochondrial therapies on Scientia.com

Mar 7
2017

Grantee in the News: David Marcinek on Mitochondrial therapies on Scientia.com View MoreBACK

This month, Scientia.com presented a research brief by 2015 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award recipient David Marcinek, PhD.

In “Guiding Aging Research into Maturity,” Marcinek explores therapies for advancing therapies for mitochondrial dysfunction. He notes:

Our research focuses on how changes in mitochondria energetics and oxidative stress affect the pathological and adaptive signalling in skeletal muscle. We have found that some pathological conditions associated with ageing may be more dynamic than previously thought and could be rapidly reversed by targeted intervention with agents such as elamipretide to restore redox or energetic balance.

Read the full report here.

Dr. David Marcinek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology University of Washington Medical Center.

 



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