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Broccoli can help counter a rare genetic disease

A low number of children around the world suffer with a rare disease called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome. This condition leads to premature ageing and it is caused by a defective protein. A substance from broccoli may provide a treatment.

Sam Berns passes from progeria, a rare and fatal aging disease

Foxboro - Sam Berns died Friday of complications of progeria, a fatal and rare disease he was born with. What does this have to do with the Patriots' win over the Colts the very next day? He was to be the honorary captain of the Patriots on Saturday.

The remarkable world of Sam Berns, progeria child

Boston - Last night on HBO was the show, "Life According to Sam," an HBO documentary about Sam Berns. Age 13 going on 90, Sam is a high-achieving 16-year-old high-school student who was born with progeria---a rare genetic disease that rapidly ages young children.

Best Treatment of 2012: Hope for children with Progeria Special

A worldwide effort is underway to find children with Progeria, a rare and fatal disease characterized by premature aging in young children. At one time, it was thought to effect 1 in 4 to 8 million global newborns. New data has proven otherwise.

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Sam Berns and his parents  who started the Progeria Foundation after Sam was born.
Sam Berns and his parents, who started the Progeria Foundation after Sam was born.
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