Premature Aging Syndrome Linked to Normal Aging

At Betterhumans, exciting news from the Baltimore National Institute on Aging labs. It seems that the genetic changes and damage caused by Werner's syndrome, a premature aging condition, are very similar to those caused by normal aging; close enough, in fact, to say that Werner's syndrome is probably an acceleration of the normal aging process. This presents an immediate opportunity to learn far more about the mechanisms of aging, and I predict that we will be hearing more on this topic in the year ahead.

Link: http://www.betterhumans.com/News/news.aspx?articleID=2003-09-29-8

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