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UCSD Health Services Lost Boys Found

At one-and-a-half years old, "Timmy" knew his colors, shapes and numbers in English, Spanish and Farsi. > Read more

The San Diego Union TribuneAutism Symptoms of Five Boys Improve in Early Trial of Century-old Drug

Autism symptoms improved in five boys given a century-old drug for sleeping sickness, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers  > Read more

UCSD Health Services Researchers Studying Century-Old Drug in Potential New Approach to Autism

Small, randomized clinical trial reported measurable, but transient, benefits after single dose of suramin, highlighting novel causative theory and need for more, larger and longer trial. > Read more

UCSD Health Services Autism Trial Questions and Answers

This question and answer article about the autism clinical trial led by Rober Naviaux, professor of genetics in the departments of medicine, pediatrics and pathology of the University of California San Diego, was provided by the university. > Read more

Economist A Drug Used to Treat Sleeping Sickness May Also Help with Autism

It was only an initial trial, but suramin's effects were dramtic > Read more

Stealth BioTherapeutics Stealth BioTherapeutics Reports Positive Elamipretide Data in First-Of-Its-Kind Primary Mitochondrial Myopathy Trial

Stealth BioTherapeutics (Stealth), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing investigational drugs to treat mitochondrial dysfunction, today announced the presentation of positive results from MMPOWER, a Phase 2 trial evaluating the systemic delivery of elamipretide for the treatment of primary mitochondrial myopathy, or muscle weakness, in patients with a genetically confirmed mitochondrial disease. The findings demonstrated statistically significant improvements with elamipretide in distance walked in six minutes, the study's primary efficacy endpoint and an accepted measurement of functional exercise capacity.         > Read more

HealthAn Eye on "The Mitochondria Man": Robert Naviaux and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

This is the start of an "Eye On" series focusing on researchers new to the chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia research fields. Few researchers present more exciting possibilities for ME/CFS than Dr. Robert Naviaux at UC San Diego (UCSD).  > Read more

UCSD Health ServicesWhat's New in the Center for Clinical Research

Mitochondria generate most of the energy in cells throughout the body, so defects in these intracellular structures can have far-ranging, sometimes devastating, consequences.  > Read more

The Del Mar TimesLocal Student is Mitochondrial Presenter

Del Mar resident Varun Sharma, a rising senior at the Bishop’s School had the extraordinary opportunity to be the first high school student to present his science project at a major meeting featuring mitochondrial research in June of 2011.   > Read more

Time Magazine When Cells Stop Working

Officially, as many as 2 million Americans suffer from mitochondrial disease. But because defects in the mitochondria may underlie an astonishing range of very familiar illnesses, researchers are beginning to suspect that the real number is vastly higher.    > Read more

The San Diego Union TribuneDaughter's Death Sends Mother on Quest

Leigh's Syndrome is one of the most deadly of all mitochondrial diseases. It affects areas of the brain that control breathing, blood pressure, appetite and coordination.  > Read more