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.

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.

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

Two cases this week highlight some of the difficulties surrounding rare and orphan diseases. First, Sam Berns, age just died from his progressive genetic disease, progeria, which causes very rapid and premature aging.

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.

Phenotype and Course of Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome  Physical Findings in Children with Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

Phenotype and Course of Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome Physical Findings in Children with Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS") is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children.

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS") is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children.

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Biomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels that exhibit many of the symptoms and drug reactions associated with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome—an extremely rare genetic disease that causes symptoms resembling accelerated aging in children. The technology will help...

Biomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels that exhibit many of the symptoms and drug reactions associated with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome—an extremely rare genetic dis…

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is the most well known of the progeroid syndromes. Other include Werner Syndrome, Cockayne Syndrome, Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome and Atypical Progeria Syndrome.

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is the most well known of the progeroid syndromes. Other include Werner Syndrome, Cockayne Syndrome, Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome and Atypical Progeria Syndrome.

Laymen have called it the “aging disease,” but the correct medical term is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. The medical community generally refers to it as progeria. The word Progeria comes from the Greek progeros, meaning 'prematurely old'. Progeria is a rare, progressive, genetic disorder causing children to age rapidly.

Progeria, the "Aging Disease"

Laymen have called it the “aging disease,” but the correct medical term is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Physicians generally refers to it as progeria.

Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (1828- 1913),an English surgeon, ophthalmologist, dermatologist, venereologist and pathologist.  He published more than 1,200 medical articles.. Hutchinson has his name attached to the many entities in medicine as Hutchinson's triad, angina,dehidrosis, melanotic freckle, pupil, teeth, triad and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome./.Caricature by Sir Leslie Ward

Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (1828- 1913),an English surgeon, ophthalmologist, dermatologist, venereologist and pathologist. He published more than 1,200 medical articles.. Hutchinson has his name attached to the many entities in medicine as Hutchinson's triad, angina,dehidrosis, melanotic freckle, pupil, teeth, triad and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome./.Caricature by Sir Leslie Ward

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.

The young girl who suffers from Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome had always said it was her dream to meet the top scorer from the 2014 World Cup (left), pictured with her father Jose Eider Gonzalez (right)

Colombian teen with extremely rare disease meets James Rodriguez

Real Madrid star James Rodriguez visited Magali Gonzalez Sierra at her home in Cali, Columbia, after hearing about the girl through one of his team mates.

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