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Funding research is the key to success. Every new research finding brings us closer to a cure!
A major goal of PRF is to promote awareness about the progress being made in the field of Progeria research. Interest has flourished since the gene discovery, as more and more high-level scientists produce data that will help better understand Progeria and develop treatments. The number of publications continues to rise, many of which acknowledge PRF grant, cell bank or database support, and are published in well-known, respected scientific journals read by researchers worldwide.
From 1950-2002, there were 104 peer review publications on Progeria: an average of 2 per year. From 2003-2011, 272 articles were published: an average of 30 per year. Thus the average annual increase since 2003, the year the Progeria gene was discovered, is 1,500%! We wonder if there is any other disease field in the history of science that has been able to generate this kind of interest and progress so quickly, and have great hopes this will translate into treatments and cure, the mission of PRF, in the near future.
There are now hundreds of articles on Progeria and Progeria-related subjects such as lamins. We suggest you search PubMed to find the specific topic(s) you are looking for.
For the latest and most pivotal Progeria research-related publications throughout PRF’s existence, please visit our What’s News in Progeria Research? section.