Latest Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease Stories
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.
A new sporadic prion protein disease has been discovered.
In a startling new study that involved research on both sides of the Atlantic, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida and the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology in England have shown for the first time that abnormal prions, bits of infectious protein devoid of DNA or RNA that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease, can suddenly erupt from healthy brain tissue.
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