Alzheimer’s A Transmissible Disease If you think that you and your family are immune to the surging epidemic of neurodegenerative disease, think again. Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s getting worse every day thanks to mismanagement and misinformation. Infectious proteins known as prions are involved with most forms of neurodegenerative disease.
Chronic Wasting Disease Caused By Dumping Of Infectious Waste Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegenerative disease are collectively becoming the leading cause of death around the world. Brain disease also continues to expand in wildlife. Is there a connection? Keep reading to find out why: Alzheimer’s disease is an infectious prion disease; Prion infectivity
Biosolids Spreading Brain Disease Among Mammals In 1972, world leaders realized that dumping millions of tons of sewage sludge into the oceans killed entire underwater ecosystems. Some nations stopped the dumping immediately, while others did not. The U.S., for example, finally passed the Ocean Dumping Ban Act of 1988. It required dumping all municipal sewage sludge
Sewage Sludge Spreading Infectious Waste More than 50 million people around the world have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Alzheimer’s disease is a member of an unstoppable family of neurodegenerative diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” Related diseases are killing wildlife and
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 prion and they know no borders between species. For years, food safety experts and wildlife
Prion Pathogen Highly Contagious After eight years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reopened the comment period for its rule on what cow parts may be used in human products Monday because research completed since the interim rule was published has revealed traces of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and deadly prions in parts of
Pathogen Behind Mad Cow Disease Unstoppable For only the second time in ten years, Japan will further ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports starting to allow entry of beef and beef products from cattle less than 30 months of age. They will implement the new regulation on February 1, 2013.Previously, a 2006 restriction limited U.S.
Sewage Sludge Expands Prion Pathways Soil may serve as an environmental reservoir for prion infectivity and contribute to the horizontal transmission of prion diseases (transmissible spongiform encephalopathies [TSEs]) of sheep, deer, and elk. TSE infectivity can persist in soil for years, and we previously demonstrated that the disease-associated form of the prion protein binds to soil
Girl Died Rapidly From Neurological Disorder When 15-year-old Claire McVey appeared reluctant to eat in front of her family, her mother Annie assumed she was just having teen wobbles about her weight. But Claire was showing the first signs of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (prion disease) or vCJD – a condition that would leave the bubbly teenager dead within
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,
Prions Cause Many Neurological Disorders By Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel-Prize Laureate, Prion Discovery and Research Fifteen years ago I evoked a good deal of skepticism when I proposed that the infectious agents causing certain degenerative disorders of the central nervous system in animals and, more rarely, in humans might consist of protein and nothing else.