From Age 23 to Age 73 in a Matter of Days

If you are anything like the Ebongeek staff you are probably a big fan of the Fox TV SciFi show Fringe. Well when our one of our editors brought up this story we couldn’t help but think is this a “Fringe Event“? In all seriousness, this is perhaps the most tragic and puzzling medical mystery we have seen this year.  This is 23 year old Nguyen Thi Phuong, her rapid ageing was brought on after changing medication used to treat an allergic reaction to seafood. Medical experts suspect that she now suffers from a rare syndrome called  Lipodystrophy. According to Wikipedia; “Lipodystrophy is a medical condition characterized by abnormal or degenerative conditions of the body’s adipose tissue.” I other words, once this syndrome takes hold in the body the victim takes on an appearance of a person far older than they actually are. We couldn’t help but think could this ever be engineered to work in reverse?  Take a look…