The Progeria Research Team at Brunel has been researching Progeria for
over 10 years. Interestingly, they have close contact with Progeria
families and support them by helping parents make decisions about drug
treatments available in clinical trials and providing scientific
information about the disease and the team's research. The Progeria
research has allowed the team to engage directly and positively with
individuals and communities that raise money and awareness for Progeria
research in interesting and entertaining ways. The team have raised public
understanding and awareness of Progeria locally, nationally and globally.
This has been done directly, and also by facilitating the production of a
film and a TV programme about the disease.