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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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This instability then appears to pave the way to the process of premature aging in Progeria.
Resveratrol rescues SIRT1-dependent adult stem cell decline and alleviates progeroid features in laminopathy-based progeria. Cell Metab.
Hayley was known as the "104-year-old teenager" and inspired millions as she raised awareness of progeria and starred in a series of TV documentaries.
In 1886, Jonathan Hutchinson succinctly reported a 4- year-old boy looking like an old man.1 Almost two decades later, a second similar case was reported, which was thereafter named Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS).2 Accelerated or premature aging (progeria) is a ver y rare genetic disorder, occurring in 1 per 4,000,000 live births; males are affected 1.5 times more than the females, and most cases have been repor ted from the Caucasians.
Nabi and Razia only found out about progeria in 1995 after seeing an expert - who told them it was incurable.
A year later, Gordon, along with her sister and husband, founded the Progeria Research Foundation.
The scientists tested the SATI technology in living mice with progeria, which is caused by a mutation in the LMNA gene.
iPSCs may one day be best suited for delivering treatments for cellular aging-related diseases such as progeria and ALS (or Lou Gehrig's disease), but not other age-related diseases such as cancer because iPSCs are naturally designed for promoting cell growth and regeneration, a process that can fuel cancer.
But Michiel, 20, and Amber Vandeweert, 12, of Diepenbeek, Belgium, who both suffer from progeria and recently opened up about it, try to lead their lives as normally as possible.
Global Banking News-December 20, 2018-Eiger awarded US FDA's breakthrough therapy designation for lonafarnib for the treatment of Progeria and progeroid laminopathies
Gerhard-Herman is supported by the Progeria Research Foundation and Dr.
He discovers that seemingly perfect McKell has problems of her own, too: her father works a lot, her mother is depressed, and her brother Danny has progeria, an extremely rare disease that he copes with by maintaining a website that focuses on the positive.