Tag Archives: Progeria

Researchers Describe Mechanism Behind Progeria

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Progeria, a premature aging disease, is the research focus of Roland Foisner’s team at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Children suffering from progeria die at an … Continue reading

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Antioxidant in Broccoli ‘Shows Promise’ as Treatment for Progeria

[Source:  Medical News Today] A new study finds that the nuclei of cells in children affected by the extremely rare disease progeria are poor at breaking down and disposing of defective proteins. It also finds that an antioxidant present in … Continue reading

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Accelerated Aging in Children: Promising Treatment for Progeria Within Reach

[Source:  Science Daily]   Pharmaceuticals that inhibit a specific enzyme may be useful in treating progeria, or accelerated aging in children. As reported in the journal Science, a new study performed at the Sahlgrenska Academy indicates that the development of … Continue reading

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Experimental Drug Is First To Help Kids With Premature-Aging Disease

[Source: NPR.org] Researchers have found the first drug to treat progeria, an extremely rare genetic disease that causes children to age so rapidly that many die in their teens. The drug, called lonafarnib, is not a cure. But in a … Continue reading

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Genetics of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

[Source: National Institutes of Health] What is Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome? Editor’s Note:  This article links to numerous pages of information about the Genetic component of this disorder. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by the dramatic, rapid appearance … Continue reading

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