Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/30/05

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

It's a rare disease but you've probably heard of it because it looks more like it's from a movie than real life. Kids who age so fast they look older than their parents.

It's called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, and the good news is, according to the National Academy of Sciences, researchers have found a new class of anticancer drugs that show promise in the treatment of this syndrome. If studies continue to be successful, researchers hope to test the drug in children as early as next spring.

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