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2014-06-20 23:09:59

Synoptics Health, a manufacturer of innovative digital imaging systems for healthcare applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of industry leading surgical instrument cleaning firm, Ultra Clean Systems, Inc as its North American distributor of the ultra-sensitive ProReveal Protein Detection Test. Cambridge, UK (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Ultra Clean Systems will distribute and support Synoptic Health’s ProReveal Protein Detection Test (a rapid and ultra-sensitive fluorescence...

2014-06-15 14:53:41

PLOS The first cases of Mad Cow disease in humans (properly called variant Creutzfeld Jakob Disease, or vCJD) occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Since then, several cases of secondary infections caused by transfusions with blood from donors who subsequently developed vCJD have been reported, raising concerns about the safety of blood and blood products. A paper published in PLOS Pathogens on June 12th now describes an...

2014-03-26 12:28:27

Biomedical research institute appoints two key positions, expanding its impact on neurodegenerative science GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science continues to expand its research portfolio and increase its impact in the field of Parkinson's disease research. The Center recently appointed Dr. Jiyan Ma, whose laboratory studies prions, the misfolded proteins associated with many contagious...

2014-03-18 23:20:47

Disposable surgical instruments may help prevent infections like the fatal neurological disease 18 patients in North Carolina may have been exposed to. Yakima, WA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 According to NBC News' Feb. 10, 2014 report, eighteen patients in North Carolina may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) because of improperly sterilized surgical tools. This rare brain disease causes failed memory, blindness, and coma, among other symptoms, and kills 90% of patients...

Canadian Study Discovers How Lou Gehrig's Disease Spreads
2014-02-19 08:57:05

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has discovered how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, spreads. This fatal neurodegenerative disease is transmitted from one cell to another, which provides hope that the disease can be blocked. ALS damages nerve cells located in the brain and the spinal cord. This causes the motor neurons...

NC Hospital Says Patients Were Exposed To Deadly, Incurable Disease
2014-02-12 07:01:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As many as 18 patients who underwent neurosurgery at a North Carolina Hospital are being notified of a potentially incurable disease they may have been exposed to during their treatment. Staff at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC said that the patients could potentially have contracted Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a serious and incurable neurological disorder. "Today we are reaching out to 18...

Alzheimer Amyloid Protein New Nanomaterial
2013-12-16 13:26:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The amyloid protein, known for causing diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, may be the next big nanomaterial. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology found the amyloid protein could lead to the development of new composite materials for nano processors and data storage units of tomorrow, and could potentially even help create invisibility technology. “This finding will provide the opportunity to develop nonlinear...

2013-11-04 13:46:24

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with researchers at the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology, have made a discovery that may lead to the curing of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the so called mad cow disease) through photo therapy. The researchers discovered, as they show in the journal Nature Photonics, that it is possible to distinguish aggregations of the proteins, believed to cause the diseases, from the...

Twice As Many Humans Carry Mad Cow Protein As Thought
2013-10-16 13:40:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the British Medical Journal has found twice as many British citizens than was previously thought may be carrying the human form of “mad cow disease.” However, unlike the band N’Sync – don’t expect a comeback anytime soon from the disease that reached its peak prominence in the late 90s, experts said. The disease, also known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), emerged after widespread...

2013-09-12 23:31:20

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman discusses reasonable precautions and medical malpractice following reports of 13 hospital patients possibly exposed to degenerative Creutzfeldt-Jakob brain disease. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Thirteen people in Massachusetts and New Hampshire may have been exposed to the rare and fatal brain condition called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) through potentially contaminated hospital equipment, said CNN(9.5.13).  The...


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