Gene is discovered for rapid aging disease in children CNN Thursday, April 17, 2003 John Tacket, who has progeria syndrome, says he is just a regular guy who is "very content" even though he knows his disease is fatal. WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Researchers, led by a team of scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute, have discovered the gene responsible for progeria, the rare and fatal genetic condition that causes accelerated aging in children. The Progeria Research Foundation and the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that scientist were able to isolate the gene within just a year of beginning research. "Isolating the progeria gene is a major achievement for the medical research community," said Francis Collins, director National Human Genome Research Institute and senior author on the report. "The discovery not only gives hope to children and families affected by progeria, but also may shed light on the phenomenon of aging and cardiovascular disease." The disease, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) occurs once in approximately 8 million births. It affects both sexes and all races. Children are usually diagnosed within two years. Symptoms included delayed tooth formation, hair loss, aging skin, arthritis, osteoporosis and heart disease. . . . [...] This is only an excerpt -- read the complete news at: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/07/24/sprj.irq.sons/index.html Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 26 Ashadh 5104, Thursday, July 24, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Nartana Ritau Kark Mase Krishna Pakshe Guru Vasara Yuktayam Rohini Nakshatr Vriddhi-Dhruv Yog Balav-Kaulav Karan Ekadashi-Dvadashi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.