The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

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Powerhouse Spring Cleaning

Color us compressed — the Amon Laboratory has uncovered the mechanism behind an important molecular pathway, called mitoCPR, that helps mitochondria (the "powerhouse of the cell") function, and retain cell health, under adverse conditions. Their results, published in Science earlier this month, describe how cells can remove unwanted molecules from the surface of mitochondria when protein import into mitochondria fails. Read more.