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August 2017

Breakthrough in understanding mitochondria

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Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how mitochondria — the “powerhouses” of human cells — are made.

A study led by Dr Vicki Gold, of the University of Exeter, has shown that some ribosomes — the tiny factories of cells which produce proteins — are attached to mitochondria. This can explain how proteins are pushed into mitochondria whilst they are being made.

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