Mitochondrial Uncoupling and BAM15 (IMAGE) Pennington Biomedical Research Center Caption Mitochondrial uncoupling makes mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, less efficient. As a result, the mitochondria burn more energy. Elderly mice given BAM15 lost fat, gained muscle and strength, and increased physical activity. Credit Pennington Biomedical Research Center Usage Restrictions none License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.