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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Encourages Drugmakers to "Open Their Drug Freezers" to Discover "New" Drugs


4/13/2012 7:46:00 AM

Sam Berns of Boston is a ninth-grader stuck in an 80-year-old man’s body. He has progeria, a rare disease that has aged his body faster than his mind. Although his condition limits him physically, he says there’s nothing he puts his mind to that he can’t do. “When there is something I really want to do that Progeria gets in the way of, like marching band or umpiring, we always find a way to do it,” Sam told a crowd of nearly 1,500 people at the annual TedMed conference today in Washington, D.C.

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