Mitochondria Disease Lecture In Sioux Falls

Mar 13, 2014

Mitochondria disease or dysfunction is an energy production problem. Almost all cells in the body have mitochondria, which are tiny "power plants" that produce a body's essential energy. Mitochondrial disease means the power plants in cells don't function properly. When that happens, some functions in the body don't work normally. Scientifically, it is actually a category or group of diseases. That's why mitochondrial disease takes many different forms and no two people may look alike. Dr. Megan Landsverk is board certified in molecular genetics, and a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She's giving a community lecture, "When Your Powerhouse Goes Bad: Mitochondrial Disease and Disorders," this afternoon at 5:30 in the Dakota Room at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls. She joined Dakota Midday to discuss this peculiar disease.

Dr. Megan Landsverk