progeria


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progeria

[prō′jir·ē·ə]
(medicine)
An abnormal childhood state of premature senescence, characterized by wrinkled skin, gray hair, lack of pubic or facial hair, development of atherosclerosis, and a short life span. Also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome.
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Ali was born with progeria, a genetic condition that ages his body eight times faster than normal.
We have found that DNA damage can be controlled and our findings could be an important step to helping children with Progeria to live lives that are less debilitating in terms of health problems.
Around the same time, scientists made a remarkable breakthrough in the treatment of progeria.
He insisted on living life to the fullest despite his terrible pain and his knowledge that the average life expectancy for progeria victims is just 13.
The documentary follows Sam and his parents, Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns (left), over three years as Gordon, a medical researcher, leads a clinical trial of a drug that could improve some of the symptoms of progeria (SN: 2/23/13, p.
Our experiments showed that mice that have progeria, a disorder of premature aging, were healthier and lived longer after an injection of stem cells from young, healthy animals.
N-acetylcysteine may slow progeria, say Durham University scientists.
Paa is a sensible movie which is not didactic and preachy about progeria [a disease that triggers rapid ageing in children].
PARIS, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Five years after the identification of the gene responsible for progeria, a rare disease causing accelerated and premature ageing, a team of Spanish and French researchers (Carlos Lopez-Otin and coll.
PROGERIA is a rare, terminal disease that mimics ageing, but at a greatly accelerated rate.
Past documentaries about Progeria sufferer Hayley have highlighted her incredibly rare condition, and have placed her firmly in the prayers and thoughts of wellwishers across the world.