New key protein player in mitochondrial fission and fusion: make or break

Regulators of the balance between mitochondrial fusion and fission events are of special interest. November 27, Journal of Cell Science: Katsuyoshi Mihara and colleagues identified a mammalian protein – mitofusin-binding protein (MIB) – that regulates mitochondrial fusion by interacting with mitofusins (Mfns), mitochondrial outer-membrane GTPases that are required for mitochondrial fusion. Overexpressed MIB induces mito… Continue reading New key protein player in mitochondrial fission and fusion: make or break

Questions to contra life extensionists: rational pitfalls

Critical thinking is crucial to every successful scientific and technological project. In order to consider any attempt to the extension of life in details,we have to take a look at the other side of the coin. So in the future I try to blogterview some experts, scholars, philosophers, activists, …who are opposing some concrete points… Continue reading Questions to contra life extensionists: rational pitfalls