Latest Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease Stories
One bad apple is all it takes to spoil the barrel. And one misfolded protein may be all that's necessary to corrupt other proteins, forming large aggregations linked to several incurable neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the motors that move non-infectious prion proteins (PrPC) â€“ found within many mammalian cells â€“ up and down long, neuronal transport pathways.
Researchers have developed what is being called "the world's first accurate blood test" for the human form of mad cow disease.
Airborne prions are also infectious and can induce mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder.
Scientists at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI; Tuebingen) have challenged the notion that airborne prions are innocuous.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown that prions, bits of infectious protein that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease," have the ability to adapt to survive in a new host environment.
A fast test to diagnose fatal brain conditions such as mad cow disease in cattle and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans could be on the horizon.
The joy of a juicy hamburger could make a comeback thanks a new discovery by scientists from the University of Kentucky.
The eyes of sheep infected with scrapie â€“ a neurological disorder similar to mad cow disease â€“ return an intense, almost-white glow when they're hit with blue excitation light.
A cowâ€™s eyes may show signs of neurological disorders such as mad cow disease, according to scientists.
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