They includes "Dreaming Water," the life of a woman suffering from Werner's syndrome
, which ages a person twice as fast as normal; and the inhabitants of a leper colony in "The Samurai's Garden.
INTRODUCTION: Werner's syndrome
is a progeroid syndrome.
is a rare inherited disorder characterized by short stature, sclerosed skin, cataract and premature aging of the face.
Unlike most other "accelerated aging diseases" (such as Werner's syndrome
, Cockayne's syndrome, or xeroderma pigmentosum), progeria is not caused by defective DNA repair.
(WS) is an extremely rare and autosomal recessive premature aging syndrome characterized by scleroderma-like skin changes, alopecia, leg ulcers, short stature, cataract, early atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, hypogonadism and increased susceptibility to malignancies and diabetes mellitus.
Researchers at the Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie in Quebec said vitamin C reversed accelerated aging in a mouse model of Werner's syndrome
Mutation in the gene WRN is responsible for Werner's Syndrome
, which causes people to age rapidly.
Cate is caring for her 34-year-old daughter Hana, who is suffering from Werner's syndrome
, a disease in which the person ages prematurely.
The baby could develop Werner's Syndrome
, which leads to massive ageing and can kill before victims before they are 50.
is the second form of Progeria and starts in adolescence or early adult life then follows the same rapid progression as the juvenile form.
Researchers have already gained much insight from the study of Werner's syndrome
, a rare genetic disorder in which the normal aging clock is dramatically and disastrously accelerated.
Individuals with Werner's syndrome
reach old age while still in their 40s.