Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 5 October 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 40, p. nf78
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.40.nf78]

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Turning Back the Clock

Cancer drugs reverse nuclear defects of progeria

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/40/nf78

Abstract: It could be a fountain of youth--for the already young. A spate of papers published over the last several months reveals that a type of tumor-shrinking drug also corrects flaws in cells of children with progeria, a disease that resembles accelerated aging. However, further tests on animals are necessary before researchers can embark on clinical trials.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Turning Back the Clock. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (40), nf78 (2005).

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