How a game-changing transplant could treat dying organs

Scientists and doctors including Dr. Melanie Walker and Dr. Michael Levitt are exploring the use mitochondria infusions to jump-start the cellular processes required to heal damaged hearts, brains, and maybe even other organs in a way that drugs haven’t been able to. The procedure involves collecting a patient’s mitochondria—tiny oval structures that provide cells with energy to function—and injecting them into damaged tissue. If it works as expected, the healthy mitochondria get absorbed into damaged cells and help them heal from the inside. Read the full story here.