High-fat diet could halt Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, study finds
In humans, this defect causes the disorder Cockayne syndrome, where patients prematurely age as children and have a life-expectancy of between 10 and 12 years. Researchers found placing a mouse with this defect on a high-fat diet postponed ageing ...
Daily Mail - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:21

Butterfly Walk to benefit Cockayne Syndrome
One year-old Eris Carroll who has cockayne syndrome, a rare terminal genetic disorder, Friday, March 28, 2014 . Some of the issues caused by the disease are premature aging, sun sensitivity, multi organ failure, cataracts, and hearing issues. The ...
Knoxville News Sentinel - Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:49



Coping with prematurely aged children: Families with Cockayne Syndrome kids ...
Families with children who suffer from Cockayne Syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by premature aging, gathered at the weekend in Alexandra, Virginia, to share experiences about a condition that can typically leave them feeling isolated.
Daily Mail - Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:39

Families Of Children With Rare Genetic Disorder Cockayne Syndrome Convene ...
Medical Daily - Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:13

Families of Children with Cockayne Syndrome Gather in Alexandria
CBS Local - Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:11

Kids with rare premature aging disease meet in Va.
USA TODAY - Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:55



Sisters Ella and Chloe star on ITV and get set for a special garden makeover
Their mum Jodie Barden, who also has son Alex without the disease, discovered the charity shortly after Ella was diagnosed with Cockayne syndrome in 2012. Since then, with the help of their friends, the family have raised tens of thousands of pounds ...
Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:00

Could coconut oil help fight ageing?
The study's lead author Professor Vilhelm Bohr, of the University of Copenhagen, said, “The study is good news for children with Cockayne syndrome, because we do not currently have an effective treatment. Our study suggests that a high-fat diet can ...
Daily Times - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:33

Can coconut fat keep brains from aging too fast?
In humans, this defect causes the disorder Cockayne syndrome, where patients prematurely age as children and die at an age of 10-12 years. Putting the mice on a high-fat diet postponed some of the symptoms, such as hearing and weight loss. Mice fed ...
Futurity: Research News - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:52

Triad 2 Y/O Diagnosed With Rare Disease
And at a year and half, he was diagnosed with Cockayne Syndrome (Type II), which is a genetic disorder. The life expectancy for kids diagnosed with the syndrome is around five to seven years. Doctors said Caleb wouldn't speak, and he would never stand, ...
WFMY News 2 - Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:25



High-fat Diet May Slow Down Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Premature Aging
Linked to a defect in the DNA, particularly in the CSB protein, Cockayne Syndrome causes failure in protein synthesis, and leads to dwarfism, mental retardation, hearing, and vision impairments. It has been said that our brains have the ability to ...
Science Times - Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:37


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