Tag: "progeria" at biology news
New clues for treatment of disease that causes accelerated aging
...opies of the gene's primary protein, lamin A, than progeria
patients. Both infants died very young and before...unusually high levels of bad lamin A, suggest that progeria
treatment may not be as distant as we thought," says senior author Jeffrey Miner, Ph.D., associate p...
JCI table of contents: July 20, 2006
...TICS Too old, too soon: potential treatment for progeria
syndrome (HGPS) is a rare pediatric syndrome causing physical changes that resemble greatly accelera...
Zeroing in on progeria: How mutant lamins cause premature aging
...age 13, finished by heart attacks or strokes. But progeria
researchers made a breakthrough in 2003, tracing H... nuclear lamin A (LA) protein. The discovery that progeria
was a "laminopathy," a disorder caused by a nuclear lamin failure, gave HGPS families new hope becau...
Cancer drug might help kids with fatal 'aging' syndrome
... a rare, fatal condition called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria
syndrome, which causes rapid, premature aging. Children with progeria
appear normal until they're 6 months to a year old, but then begin developing symptoms normally asso...
Hebrew U. / Johns Hopkins study provides clues to dealing with human disease
...ny different diseases, including Hutchison Gilford progeria
syndrome. Children with this disease develop prema...ariety of different laminopathic diseases, such as progeria
and muscular dystrophy in humans....
NIH, UNC scientists find anti-cancer drugs might work in treating deadly aging disease
...and Collins' group has been actively investigating progeria
of childhood, which also is known as Hutchinson-Gi...h patients yet but had a strong positive effect on progeria
patients' cells, they said. Respectively, Cox and Der are associate professor of radiation oncology ...
Anti-cancer drugs may hold promise for premature aging disorder
...ld in 4 million. When they are born, children with progeria
appear normal. But, as they grow older, they exper...involved using FTIs to treat skin cells taken from progeria
patients and grown in laboratory conditions. If upcoming studies in a mouse model validate the resul...
Blocking a premature aging syndrome with anticancer drugs
...o be an effective treatment for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria
syndrome (HGPS), a fatal genetic disorder that causes premature aging. If upcoming studies in a HGPS mouse model validate the results of experiments in cultured cells in the laboratory, a clinical trial of these drugs in HGPS children may begin as ea...
UCLA discovery prevents cell abnormality leading to progeria
...scientists studied cells isolated from people with progeria
and cultured the cells with a drug that blocked th.... IMPACT: The findings offer new clues into how progeria
develops and could lead to new drugs to treat the disease and its related disorders, including osteo...
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
...anding Progeria: Progeria, the Hutchinson-Gilford progeria
syndrome (HGPS) (from the Greek for premature aging), is a rare disease of childhood with striking features resembling premature aging. Other "premature aging syndromes", such as Werner syndrome (progeria of the adult) and Down syndrome, have provide...