Investigating cells’ power packs fuels understanding of rare, and common, diseases How our cells’ power packs drink up calcium may unlock secrets of rare, and common, diseases Mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, would have been good models for the “Got Milk?” campaign; they have an insatiable thirst for calcium. “It’s an incredibly strong phenomenon. When you give mitochondria a pulse of calcium, they just take in all of it,” said Vamsi Mootha,
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