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Sam Berns, Teen With Rapid Aging Disease, Dies at 17

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January 12, 2014
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Berns suffered from progeria, a disease that causes accelerated, premature aging. He had plenty of fans who loved him for his positive outlook.


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Rare Disease Prematurely Ages Children

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Age Reversal Protein Brings Young Hearts to Old Mice

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Reuters (June 3, 2013) — Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have identified a blood protein they say can reverse the aging process in mouse hearts. After introducing the protein into the hearts of old mice, the scientists say they saw the organs 'grow younger' before their eyes, results that could eventually help in the treatment of human heart disease.
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