Category Archives: Mitochondria

My experience in the NICB and living with Type 1 Diabetes

  Due to an absolute deficiency in insulin production resulting in elevated blood glucose levels - type 1 diabetes can lead to many life-threatening complications such as heart disease, eye damage, kidney damage and liver damage. In 2000, the WHO reported that less than 1 million global deaths were attributable to diabetes- in 2016 that…
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Becoming a Mitochondriac: Experiences in Cellular Bioenergetics

 Mitochondria and the Energy Cycle of Life Panum Institute, University of Copenhagan The mitochondria, often referred to as the “the powerhouse of the cell”, are complex, double membraned organelles involved in many intricate processes of cellular function. Under normal physiological conditions the main function of the mitochondria is in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)/energy…
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State of the art: Sophisticated production of Biopharmaceuticals

Isolated from the ovary of a Chinese hamster in the 1950s, the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell has become the bedrock of the biopharmaceutical industry. With a projected value of $386.9 billion by the end of 2019, it is the fastest growing sector in Ireland and makes up ~50% of Irish exports per annum. Ireland…
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