UoG research may find answers to the causes of human diseases

New University of Gloucestershire research aims to increase our understanding of the causes of human diseases, potentially leading to the design of better treatments in the future.

The research, which is being led by Dr Robbie Baldock, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science within the University’s School of Natural and Social Sciences, is investigating how cells respond to damage to the DNA in mitochondria – the energy-producing units in all our cells – which can affect organs such as the brain, liver, heart, kidney and muscle.

In his latest peer-reviewed paper, Beyond base excision repair: an evolving picture of mitochondrial DNA repairpublished in Bioscience Reports, Dr Baldock examines the way in which mitochondrial DNA damage can be repaired. Find out more from the University website.

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