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Mouse Study Suggests Cancer Drugs Could Help Prematurely Aging Kids

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Science  17 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5763, pp. 934-935
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5763.934a

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In a paper published online by Science this week (, a research team reports that a drug originally developed to treat cancer can forestall symptoms in and increase the survival of mice with a disease similar to Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, an extremely rare genetic condition that causes what looks like premature aging. (Read more.)