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Drug rescues cells that age too fast

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11:50am, August 1, 2006

From Munich, at the Euroscience Open Forum meeting

People with the rare genetic disease Werner syndrome appear to age at up to five times the normal rate. Furthermore, their cells and tissues undergo early senescence and death. Scientists have now identified a potential drug that slows aging processes in lab tests of cells from Werner patients.

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