First Human In Vitro Model of Rare Neurodegenerative Condition Created
​Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego have created the first stem cell-derived in vitro cellular model of a rare, but devastating, neurodegenerative condition called Cockayne ...
UCSD Medical Center - Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:45

Researchers link newly discovered protein function to tumor suppression
Researchers took interest in XPG when scientists learned two decades ago that certain XPG mutations cause Cockayne syndrome, a premature aging disorder that can result in death at a young age. Because the disease did not involve nucleotide excision ...
Daily Californian - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:51

Scientists discover protein's starring role in genome stability, and possibly ...
... for XPG cause an extremely rare and devastating premature aging disorder called Cockayne syndrome. Nucleotide excision repair is not implicated in Cockayne syndrome, so scientists knew XPG must play a role in another fundamental cellular process.
Phys.Org - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:00

Two-year-old is diagnosed with Cockayne syndrome condition
Today, Sarah is meeting with other parents of children with Cockayne syndrome from across the country. They hope to make people more aware of the condition. She added: 'When you mention the name of the condition, some people even think its to do with ...
Daily Mail - Mon, 19 Oct 2015 07:05

Premier Biomedical, Inc. Files Patent Application on Cockayne Syndrome ...
Cockayne Syndrome (CS) is a rare and devastating neurodegenerative disorder characterized by slow growth, premature aging (progeria), shortened lifespan, moderately to severely inhibited neurological development, hearing loss, eye ...
Business Wire (press release) - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:41

Heartbreak as toddler Fiona Carroll loses battle with Cockayne syndrome
CS is a rare disorder that occurs in only about two per million newborns in the United States and Europe. It is characterised by short stature and an appearance of premature ageing. Features of the disorder include a failure to gain weight and grow at ...
Belfast Telegraph - Fri, 11 Dec 2015 01:30

Heartbreak as 'miracle child' Fiona (3) loses battle with rare ageing syndrome
Irish Independent - Fri, 11 Dec 2015 02:52

Scientists uncover role of HTRA3 protease in Cockayne syndrome
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and CNRS, in collaboration with scientists from the Institut Gustave Roussy and CEA, have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients with the premature aging disease Cockayne syndrome. - Fri, 22 May 2015 07:53

Premature aging: Scientists identify and correct defects in diseased cells
Medical Xpress - Thu, 21 May 2015 10:05

Ailing Bristol woman stays positive while raising awareness of disorder
Last October, Hudak contacted Mayor Ken Cockayne's office in a quest to bring more attention to postural tachycardia syndrome, also known as dysautonomia, which affects the nervous system's involuntary functions, including heart rate, blood pressure, ...
Bristol Press - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 18:02

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