Researchers First to Unlock Key Molecular Mystery of Premature Aging Syndromes
[Source: Medical X-Press]
New research from Florida State University is beginning to piece together the stubborn puzzle posed by a family of rare and debilitating premature aging disorders.
Most of these diseases, called progeroid syndromes, share physiological symptoms characterized by the appearance of accelerated aging, such as skin disorders, loss of hair, skeletal and dental abnormalities and cardiovascular complications. Each individual progeroid syndrome is caused by its own specific genetic mutation, and researchers have struggled to describe what these different diseases have in common. This persistent mystery has limited scientists’ exploration of potential therapies or treatments.
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