Nourishing the Aging Brain
Conversely, recent findings from our lab suggest that accelerated brain aging, as seen in the premature-aging disease Cockayne syndrome, may be slowed through increased caloric and fat intake, while caloric restriction accelerates disease progression.
The Scientist | News & Opinions (press release) (registration) (blog) - Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:25

ChromaDex® Reports 2014 Ingredient Sales Grew 182%
The results indicated that nicotinamide riboside (NR) was effective at restoring NAD+ levels in mitochondria and rescuing phenotypes associated with a devastating accelerated aging disease known as Cockayne Syndrome (CS). The researchers concluded ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:30

196 intractable diseases added to subsidies list
To be added are muscular dystrophy, with 25,400 sufferers of the disease in Japan, and dysplasia, a bone disease that affects 6,000 people, as well as Cockayne syndrome, which currently causes premature aging to less than 100 people. The nation's first ...
The Japan News - Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:45

Can coconut fat keep brains from aging too fast?
Mice placed on a high-fat diet appear to fight off symptoms of aging that affect the brain. The mice had a defect in their DNA repair system. In humans, this defect causes the disorder Cockayne syndrome, where patients prematurely age as children and ...
Futurity: Research News - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:55

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

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

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

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

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

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

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