Mitochondria (IMAGE) West Virginia University Caption There can be 6,000 mitochondria, illustrated here, per cell in a heart cell. John Hollander with the West Virginia University School of Medicine was recently awarded more than $2 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study mitochondria to help those with Type 2 diabetes. Credit WVU Illustration/Aira Burkhart 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.