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A Cure for Progeria, the Disease that Makes Children Die of Old Age

One in every 4 million children suffers from a genetic disorder called progeria that causes them to age prematurely — developing wrinkled skin and baldness before the age of 10, and usually dying of heart disease or stroke by puberty. The disease has always intrigued researchers interested in unlocking the genetic… »10/06/08 3:34pm10/06/08 3:34pm

A Simple Chemical Treatment that Kills Hunger Pangs Forever

The ability to suppress hunger is a holy grail for many obesity researchers — as well as people who want to lose large amounts of weight. And now it looks as if a group of scientists at Johns Hopkins have figured out a non-invasive way to lower appetite by preventing the body from manufacturing the "hunger hormone" … »9/16/08 7:00am9/16/08 7:00am