August 28, 2013: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disease wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age. The word progeria comes from the Greek words "pro" (πρό), meaning "before" or "premature", and "gēras" (γῆρας), meaning "old age". The disorder has a very low incident rate, occurring in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births.

"Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome" by The Cell Nucleus and Aging: Tantalizing Clues and Hopeful Promises. Scaffidi P, Gordon L, Mist.

This is a condition known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. It is a very rare condition that accelerates the aging process in children. The average life span for children with this disorder is 13 years of age.

This is a condition known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. It is a very rare condition that accelerates the aging process in children. The average life span for children with this disorder is 13 years of age.

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Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: This syndrome is caused by mutations in the LMNA gene that result in the production of an abnormal version of the lamin A protein. The altered protein makes the nuclear envelope unstable and progressively damages the nucleus, making cells more likely to die prematurely. The disease causes premature aging and severe hardening of the arteries beginning in childhood. This condition greatly increases the chances having a heart attack or stroke at a young…

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome (progeria) the disease causes premature aging – so rapidly that a young child can look like a very old man. The disease is caused by a genetic mutation, and does not pass from parent to child.

Hayley has progeria and she is so precious. I am repinning this cause I think Haley is checking out how many repins she gets! Too sweet!

Hayley Okines, Beloved Teenager Trapped In Body, Passes Away At 17 ‎April‎ “My baby girl has gone somewhere better. She took her last breath in my arms at

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome or Accelerated Aging. Super Duper sad.

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Hayley Okines, who suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition called Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome, died April 3rd.  She was 17 yrs old.

Hayley Okines, who suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition called Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome, died April She was 17 yrs old.

Sam Berns’ TED Talk - Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS") is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Its name is derived from the Greek and means "prematurely old."

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"This weekend, in a heartbreaking phone call from his parents, I learned of the death of Sam Berns, a courageous young man with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Sam may have only lived 17 years, but in his short life he taught the rest of us a lot about how to live." - NIH Director Francis Collins on 1/12/2013. Photo of Collins with cookie monster and Sam Berns at TEDMED 2012

Sam Berns, a courageous young man with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Sam may have only lived 17 years, but in his short life he taught the rest of us a lot about how to live

The paper entitled [Sulforaphane enhances progerin clearance in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria fibroblasts] is now featured on Global Medical Discovery as a Key Scientific Article.

The paper entitled [Sulforaphane enhances progerin clearance in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria fibroblasts] is now featured on Global Medical Discovery as a Key Scientific Article.

Hayley Okines suffers from an extremely rare genetic condition called Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome, also known as HGPS or Progeria.

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Progeria Research Foundation - 1/19/13 - TONIGHT AT 8PM (Eastern Standard Time) Don't miss ABC's 20/20 and Barbara Walters with an update on Progeria and the Clinical Trial results.

The mission of The Progeria Research Foundation is to discover treatments and the cure for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and its aging-related disorders, including heart disease.

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