Longtime MDA grantee Michio Hirano, M.D., talks about the science of treating genetic disorders of energy production

posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:25am
On a Thursday afternoon in July 2012, Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology, was in his office at Columbia University Medical Center, high above Manhattan’s upper west side.
posted on September 1, 2008 - 6:53pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
The mitochondria, complex bodies inside cells that have their own DNA, are the centers for cellular energy production. When they malfunction, either because of flaws in their own DNA or flaws in DNA in the cell’s nucleus that affect them, the energy deficit can be devastating, particularly for the functioning of the muscles and nervous system.