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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There are different forms of Progeria, however, the most common and classic type is the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome(HGPS), which was said to have been named after the doctors who were the first to describe it in England - Dr.
In 2006, scientists found that naturally aging cells showed similar structural changes to cells ravaged by progeria.
The keys to this "beyondmedicaldrama" achievement were the production's unexploitative scripting and directionand the exceptionally insightful lead portrayal of the progeria patient, Rochelle, by our best juvenile actress Xyriel Manabat.
Inspired by real- life progeria patient Sampson Gordon Berns, P narrated a father- son story where the son, played by Big B, suffered from a rare genetic disorder that leads to quick acceleration of the ageing process.
This gives us a very good model for testing drugs to treat progeria," said Cao, senior author of a research article.
Cao's team couldn't obtain human smooth muscle cells from progeria patients for their study because the process would be too invasive, so they used induced pluripotcnt stem cells--adult cells reprogrammed to behave like embryonic stem cells and develop into a variety of cell types.
Health problems associated with progeria include those common in old age such as loss of eyesight, kidney failure and heart problems.
El paciente se presento con el diagnostico de progeria, confirmado por la Clinica de Asesoramiento Genetico de la Universidad de Guadalajara (CAGUG).
Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age.
The 17-year-old Foxboro High student who was the subject of the HBO documentary, "Life According to Sam,'' which chronicled his battle with the rare disease progeria that causes premature aging, died Friday.
These syndromes are clinically and genetically heterogeneous and most of them, including Werner syndrome and Hutchison- Gilford progeria are known as segmental ageing syndromes.