June 30, 2011
New Drug Hope For 'Aging Disease' in Children
John Travis, Science Now
Progeria Research Found.
According to a new study, a drug approved to treat cancer and prevent the rejection of transplanted organs may also help children with progeria, a disease that resembles accelerated aging and typically kills those afflicted by their teens. The drug's effects on cells from these children is so striking, and the condition so devastating, that physicians and scientists are debating whether to proceed immediately with a clinical trial.
TAGGED: aging, children, progeria, experimental drug