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Potential Biomarkers of Premature Aging Syndrome Identified
Protein biomarkers which can be used to assess how Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) patients reacted to treatment has been identified. These biomarkers can help monitor the progression and treatment of very rare genetic disease in ...
Bipolar disorder may be associated with accelerated epigenetic aging, suggests a research team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). This could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have and die ...
Congenital Heart Valve Defect: A Common Type of Birth Defect
Heart valves ensure that the beating heart drives blood flow in one direction. As the heart beats continuously over a lifetime, valve function must be flawless. Congenital heart valve defects appear in 2 percent of all live births, making them the ...
It may seem paradoxical, but studying what goes wrong in rare diseases can provide useful insights into normal health. Researchers probing the premature aging disorder Hutchinson-Gilford progeria have uncovered an errant protein process in the ...
Blood Vessel Model Developed for Screening Drugs for Progeria
progeria develop a disease of the blood vessels which contributes to their
early death Scientists have
developed a 3D model of blood vessels that resemble the diseased blood
vessels of ...
Rare Genetic Disorder Associated With Abnormal Levels of Spermine
A newly discovered biomarker associated with Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), a family of rare genetic disorders has been identified.
The biomarker may help in the diagnosis of the disease.
Also, drug development and ...
New Technology To Reverse Aging Could Help Treat Progeria
A surprising discovery which can rejuvenate human cells could help children who are aging too quickly - children with progeria.
John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., department chair of cardiovascular sciences at Houston Methodist Research Institute, ...
3D Skin From Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells To Treat Spinal Birth Defect
Myelomeningocele is a birth defect of the spine associated with neurological problems.
Current treatment options are associated with certain risks and limitations.
Artificial skin generated from induced pluripotent stem ...
FDA Authorizes First Medical Device for Esophageal Birth Defect in Babies
Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect in which the esophagus does not develop properly.
FDA has approved a new medical device “Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia Anastomosis” to treat esophageal atresia.
Gene Identified That Controls Birth Defect Common in Diabetes
Scientists have identified a gene that plays a key role in the formation of neural tube defects, a problem commonly found in infants of pregnant women with diabetes.
This is the first time the gene has been shown to play this role; it opens ...
Modified Pig Organs To Correct Birth Defect in Babies
Newborn babies suffering from oesophagus astresia will be treated with modified pig organs.
The 'animal scaffolds' from pigs were re-engineered using the child's own stem cells to avoid rejection.
Doctors in Britain ...
Highlights CRISPR gene
editing tool used to treat chronic
granulomatous disease by research team
The altered cells were introduced into the host where the
immune cells provided protection against bacteria The ...
Two Vital Genes Balance Function for Premature Aging
Two genes associated
with premature aging
were identified by a research team from the Scripps Research
Institute. Defects in the Spns1 (Sphingolipid Transporter 1
(putative)) gene induce degradation and premature ...
Heart Defects Identified in Progeria Patients Increase Premature Death Risk
Highlights Progeria (premature aging) is a rare aging disease affecting fewer than 400 people worldwide
Premature death in progeria is related to cardiovascular problems
Altered connexin 43 protein expression in progeria patients ...
Tongue Reduction Surgery Saves New-Born With Genetic Disorder
A baby girl from Aberdeen, South Dakota, stunned physicians seeing her tongue for the first time and later described it as the largest they had ever encountered in a newborn.
The newborn required a breathing apparatus following the week of her ...