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Engaging with Premature Ageing: Families, Community and Society

Summary of the impact

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.

Submitting Institution

Brunel University

Unit of Assessment

Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

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Research Subject Area(s)

Biological Sciences: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Medical and Health Sciences: Neurosciences, Oncology and Carcinogenesis

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