Treating Prion Disease With Antibodies

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Treatment Cures Alzheimer’s Disease In Mice A trial of antibody therapy against human prion disease is moving forward, John Collinge, MD, professor of neurology and head of the department of neurodegenerative disease at the University College London Institute of Neurology, reported during his presentation. Dr. Collinge has shown that variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) was due

The Genesis of A Prion

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Prions Are Deadly Proteins Infectious prions have a trusty accomplice in causing deadly neurological disease, according to research by Geisel biochemist Surachai Supattapone, M.D., Ph.D. Normal, noninfectious prion proteins are usually found in the brain. But when prion proteins misfold, they can become infectious and trigger a number of fatal brain disorders, such as mad

Copper Promotes Prion Disease

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Copper Not The Causative Agent Many of us are familiar with prion disease as mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) that created a crisis in the global beef industry. Or the strange story of Kuru, a fatal illness affecting a tribe in Papua New Guinea known for cannibalism. Both are forms of prion disease, caused

Mad Cow Disease Related To Alzheimer’s Disease

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Prions Link Mad Cow Disease, Chronic Wasting Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Prion disease is being mismanaged around the globe, which is contributing to the migration, mutation, and exponential growth in the deadly contagion. Our food, water and healthcare systems are now critical pathways that must be guarded much more closely. Not surprisingly, mad cow disease,