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Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria 2

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What is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria? 


Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria (HGPS) is a genetic disorder characterized by rapid aging. The children effected by this condition are usually normal at birth, but begin to age rapidly shortly after. Their growth is usually slowed as well as their weight gain.[1]



Click Here to learn about the history of Progeria.








Progeria Child Video Clip


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  1. "The Progeria Research Foundation." The Progeria Research Foundation. 29 Oct. 2009

Comments (16)

Cara Maher said

at 8:26 am on Oct 27, 2009

This page is awesome.

rryoung@... said

at 8:32 am on Oct 29, 2009

Very poorly organized...really hard to navigate with different fonts/font styles/font sizes. And, teh spacing between headings in off. Also, you may want to add a title at the top (before the picture).

rryoung@... said

at 8:33 am on Oct 29, 2009

ALL of your pages suffer from the same organizational issue.

Also, you may want to consider doing a table of contents at the top (with your page links from there). It's hard to understand how the page flows with random links (with no subheadings/superheadings, etc)

rryoung@... said

at 8:36 am on Oct 29, 2009

Your symptoms link should be a link to a new page (you've created), where you include pictures of each symptoms, descriptions, etc. Linking to a page you have not created is not YOUR work - it's someone elses. :(

Joseph Wells said

at 9:11 am on Nov 4, 2009

BIG FONT! It made me slightly dizzy to read at first, but I got used to it.

Joseph Wells said

at 9:12 am on Nov 4, 2009

There was only one picture per page. More visuals on the 2nd pages, but the video was pretty comprehensive.

Amanda Lengerich said

at 9:19 am on Nov 4, 2009

You had some good information but some more colorto the pages would've been nice.

Macy Plummer said

at 9:44 am on Nov 4, 2009

The picture on the prognosis page was somewhat confusing.

Jessica Hall said

at 1:55 pm on Nov 4, 2009

I really liked the image that showed the symptoms if the diease, it provided me with a good visual. Also, the picture of the chromosome that shows the exact loci of the infected area was a nice touch.

Candace Boone said

at 4:07 pm on Nov 4, 2009

I thought the video gave a good realization on what kids go through in their lives with this disease.

Cheryl Twyman said

at 4:28 pm on Nov 4, 2009

You could have added a bit of color or something to make the pages pop out a bit more, but the video was a great idea. It really showed how it affects the kids that suffer from progeria.

Jamie Milligan said

at 9:15 am on Nov 5, 2009

This is a very interesting disease, links to support group sights and such would have been nice. Also, it makes it much easier when you open the links up in a new page

Macy Plummer said

at 9:33 am on Nov 5, 2009

The picture on the symptoms was a great tool in understanding the effects of this disease. The video really helped me better understand the effects this disease has on the family.

Amanda Lengerich said

at 9:39 am on Nov 5, 2009

It's so heartbreaking to see these adorable little kids and then find out on the prognosis page that people with disease die between the ages of 8 and 21.

Kiran Bassi said

at 9:42 am on Nov 5, 2009

I would think that since an individual is aging rapidly, it would affect the function of the brain and there would be some damage, but in Hutchinson-Gilford, there are only physical changes.

Chelsea Johnson said

at 10:07 am on Nov 5, 2009

At the risk of sounding silly, I have to admit I never thought this was a real disease, only fictional (think Benjamin Button). It's weird that something that seems so simple as a weak nucleus causes such horrible symptoms and early death rates. It seems like being better able to understand how the defect destabilizes the nucleus would also help researchers understand the aging process is normal humans.

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