The Effect of Aging On Susceptibility To Infectious Diseases

Mankind’s longevity How old is old? For most of human history – from the Stone Age to modern times – the average life expectancy remained fairly constant: 20 to 35 years, just enough time to allow production of a few … Continue reading

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The Relation of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) to Normal Aging

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), also called progeria and premature aging syndrome, is an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging shortly after birth. Although patients with HGPS have normal intelligence and motor control skills, they have distinct physical features … Continue reading

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