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University of Maryland

Young Patients Motivate Researchers' Work

Caption: University of Maryland Asst. Prof. Kan Cao (front row, center left) and her research team met with progeria patients like Devin Scullion (front row center), age 16, at the Progeria Research Foundation International Workshop in April 2013. The fatal genetic disorder causes children to age prematurely and die of heart attacks or strokes. "It's a lot of motivation for us to work quickly," said Cao.

Credit: Courtesy of Kan Cao

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