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29 October 2015 Radio National Breakfast Segment on Mitochondrial Donation
Listen to world leading stem cell scientist, Professor Alan Trounson’s Radio National Breakfast interview on mitochondrial donation.
29 September 2015 The Australian Article on Mitochondrial Donation
The Australian produced an article on mitochondrial donation and the push for change in Australian legislation. Read the article here.
21 June 2015 Channel Seven News Segment on Mito
Watch a segment on Channel Seven News featuring Tom Martin his mother Martine. The segment also includes interviews with Prof John Christodoulou and the Mito Foundation CEO Sean Murray.
12 February 2015 Real Radio 107.3
Babies in the United Kingdom may soon be produced from the genes of three parents. Last week, the U.K. House of Commons voted in favour of the procedure, called Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy, otherwise known as “three-parent IVF.” It’s hoped the technique will lead to the elimination of mitochondrial disease; a devastating genetic disorder that affects around one-in-two-hundred Australians, causing organ abnormalities and potentially death. Reporter Sofie Wainwright investigated the new IVF technique and the controversy it’s generating, which could result in delays in obtaining treatment. Sofie spoke first to Ashleigh Hill about how she has been personally affected by mitochondrial disease, as well as Professor Carolyn Sue, a mitochondrial disease expert both in the research field and in treating patients. Hear the interview in full.
10 February 2015 ABC Radio National
Listen in to ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program this morning where host Natasha Mitchell interviews a panel of Australian experts about mitochondrial donation IVF technique.
4 February 2015 The Project
Discussions surrounding the British MPs vote in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move. Watch the coverage and fantastic interview with Toby Beard talking about her personal journey with mito. (piece starts at 9mins 38 seconds)
4 February 2015 ABC News
Australian authorities have been urged to rethink their position on the use of donor DNA after Britain became the first country in the world to allow babies to be created from the DNA of three people. Interviews from the Mito Foundation CEO Sean Murray and Researcher Justin St John from the Centre for Genetic Diseases at Monash University. Read full article here or you can watch the coverage including Dr Karen Crawley, the Mito Foundation Helpline Volunteer, GP and mother to Kara.
19 November 2014 Mito story features in Women’s Weekly!
Mitochondrial disease (mito) and the Mito Foundation featured in the December issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly. Nine year old Eden Chester (pictured left with the Mito Foundation Supporter Kate Ritchie) has mito, and her parents contributed to a touching article about being grateful for their loved ones this Christmas. Ironwoman and lifesaver, Candice Falzon, kindly took part in a photo shoot to support the Mito Foundation. The Australian Women’s Weekly, inspired by the Chester family’s story has generously made a donation to the Mito Foundation and encouraged readers to do the same. Thank you to both Candice and the Chester family for supporting the Mito Foundation and raising awareness of the disease. Read more about the article.
October 2014 ABC Radio “The World Today”
British MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new laws that would allow groundbreaking IVF treatment. It will permit the use of genetic material from three people to create a baby, in cases where there’s a risk of inheriting mitochondrial disease. It’s sparked an intense debate about the safety and ethics of such procedures. Listen to the debate.
25 September 2014 ABC Life Matters program features mito replacement techniques
Listen to this interesting report about mito replacement techniques featured on ABC Radio National’s Life Matter Matters program.
15-21 September 2014 The Mito Foundation President and Chairman, Dr Doug Lingard, interviewed for Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week
As part of Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, the Mito Foundation President and Chairman, Dr Doug Lingard, was interviewed during 2UE’s Healthy Living with Ross Walker. Listen to the interview from the 14 minute mark.
7 August 2014 Multiple Organ Failure & Mitochondrial DNA Depletion
Watch this 10-minute segment on ABC TV’s Catalyst about the role of mitochondrial DNA in Multiple Organ Failure.
3 April 2014 Sharing Ari’s Story in QLD Parliament
Watch MP Robert Cavallucci share Ari’s story and raise awareness of mito and the Mito Foundation in his member’s statement in Queensland Parliament. (MP Cavallucci may appear at beginning or 13 minutes into broadcast.) Watch…
23 January 2014
Mito What? An interesting look at how mito affects children and adults, including personal stories and comments from experts. Read article…
5 December 2012
Karen Crawley interview with Dr. John D’Arcy Each week Dr. John D’Arcy presents an in depth analysis of the latest health news on a national radio program called “Health Matters with Dr John D’Arcy”. This time Dr Karen Crawley is talking about mitochondrial disease and how the disease affects two of her children. Karen Crawley interview with Dr. John D’Arcy
27 October 2012
Hello Mothers, Hello Father – The Economist The Mito Foundation is pleased to provide Australian experts for interview and comment on mitochondrial disease: A technique intended to eliminate mitochondrial diseases would result in people with three genetic parents. Gene therapy: Hello mothers, hello father – The Economist
18 September 2012
Keep Morrison in bed for mito awareness Federal Member for Cook in Sydney’s South encourages both supporters and detractors to support him to shut up his house for the day in support of Stay in Bed Day to support mitochondrial disease. Keep Morrison in bed for Mito awareness, Media Release, Office of Scott Morrison, MP
17 September 2012
British regulator to consult public over plans for new fertility treatments Medical procedures designed to prevent mitochondrial disease by combining DNA from two parents and a healthy female donor. Regulator to consult public over plans for new fertility treatments, The Guardian
28 August 2012
Biotech is thrusting us into new political territory Biotechnologies such as stem cells, embryo research and pronuclear transfer research are thrusting us into uncharted political territory. Brave new biopolitics – biotech is thrusting us into new political territory, New Scientist
22 August 2012
Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease research Scientists say the size of a brain cell’s mitochondria could impact patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease research, The Courier Mail, ABC Radio, PM with Mark Colvin
2 August 2012
Fruit flies offer DNA clue to why women live longer Scientists believe they have discovered a clue to why women tend to live longer than men – by studying fruit flies. Fruit flies offer DNA clue to why women live longer, BBC News Health, 2 August 2012
26 January 2012
Breakthrough in gene technology offers fresh hope to people suffering from mitochondrial disease New next-generation DNA sequencing technologies are transforming the way we do research on inherited diseases including mitochondrial disease. Breakthrough in gene technology offers fresh hope to people suffering from mitochondrial disease, NineMSN
8 December 2011
From tragedy comes baby joy Little Levi Taprell owes his life to science and an older brother he’ll never meet. From tragedy comes baby joy, The Courier Mail, 8th December 2011
1 December 2011
Mitochondria “hyperactive in cancer” Could mitochondria be manipulated as a favourable treatment of cancer? Powerhouse of cells “hyperactive in cancer”, Cancer Research UK, 1st December 2011
28 October 2011
Suicidal cells respond best to chemo Scientists hypothesise that the state of the cell’s mitochondria may be the key. Suicidal cells respond best to chemo, ABC Science, 28th October 2011