UCLA scientists develop high-throughput mitochondria transfer device

LOS ANGELES — Scientists from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a simple, high-throughput method for transferring isolated mitochondria and their associated mitochondrial DNA into mammalian cells. This approach enables researchers to tailor a key genetic component of cells, to study and potentially treat debilitating diseases such as cancer, diabetes and metabolic disorders.…

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Brain imaging predicts PTSD after brain injury

Philadelphia, December 29, 2020 – Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/or psychological trauma. How its symptoms, including anxiety, depression and cognitive disturbances arise remains incompletely understood and unpredictable. Treatments and outcomes could potentially be improved if doctors could better predict who would develop PTSD. Now, researchers using…

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Caviar and Champagne to Ring In 2021

Still looking for that tin of caviar and bottle of bubbly to bid good riddance to 2020? Pay attention to what Jean-Georges Vongerichten has on offer. A 50-gram (1.76-ounce) tin of Bulgarian osetra caviar with garnishes, enough for two, and a 750-milliliter bottle of Louis Roederer brut Champagne, for $128, make for a worthwhile package.…

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