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Researchers Study Prion’s Role In Alzheimer’s Disease

Prions Behind Most Neurodegenerative Disorders Proteins that act like prions – copies of a normal protein that have been corrupted in ways that cause diseases – might be responsible for disorders that attack the brain and spinal column, according to … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Epidemic Spreading In All Countries

Caregivers At Risk Of Infection From Alzheimer’s Disease Patients  Approximately 40 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s disease and several related diseases … Continue reading

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Prions Not Stopped By Species Barriers

Prion Disease Killing Many Mammals Prions are known to migrate, mutate and multiply. They become more voracious as they move from one host to another. New research adds to the bank of evidence that a deadly prion is a deadly … Continue reading

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Another Case Of Mad Cow Disease In U.S.

Mad Cow Disease Exposes Prion Mismanagement The random testing system for BSE (mad cow disease) caught another dairy cow last year in Central California. The good news is that the meat was kept from the food supply. The question is … Continue reading

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Brazil’s First Case of Mad Cow Disease Hidden for Months

Mad Cow Disease Mismanaged In Brazil Brazil has notified international animal health regulators of its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, BSE, commonly called mad cow disease. The cow died two years ago, but the test confirming the deadly brain … Continue reading

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The Genesis of A Prion

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, … Continue reading

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Britain Doubles Estimate Of People Carrying Prion Pathogen

Mad Cow Disease A Symptom Of Bigger Problems About 24,000 people in the UK are carrying the agent that can cause the deadly brain condition Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (CJD), linked with eating infected meat – twice the number previously estimated … Continue reading

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Copper Promotes Prion Disease

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 … Continue reading

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Florida Woman Dies Of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

CJD Takes Florida Woman Charlie Bryant is choosing to remember his mother how he saw her most of his life. “She was just the most incredible, charismatic woman,” Bryant said. At 58-years-old, Stephanie Bryant was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), … Continue reading

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease In Greenville Hospital System

CJD Exposure In U.S. Hospital Eleven people who underwent brain surgery at a South Carolina hospital earlier this year  may have been exposed to a deadly neurodegenerative disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Reuters reported that a brain surgery patient in … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Lunchbox Filled With Prion Disease

Mad Cow Disease, Chronic Wasting Disease Symptoms Of Bigger Threat To Humans In my opinion: The recent case of mad cow disease in California once again has people around the world asking questions about food safety. A constructive analysis requires … Continue reading

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Brain Disease Recycled Through Sewage Sludge

Biosolids Spreading Brain Disease Colm Kelleher, the author of Brain Trust: The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease is a fascinating book that covers al lot of ground quickly. It connects many dots about deadly prion diseases. One … Continue reading

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