Latest Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease Stories

2009-07-25 14:54:13

University of Wisconsin Hospital staff appropriately handled a patient who died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob, a deadly brain disease, hospital officials said. The hospital this week notified 53 patients they have an extremely low risk of contracting the disease, despite being operated on with potentially contaminated surgical instruments used on the patient with the disease, The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday. The woman, in her 50s, died Tuesday at the hospital of what doctors called...

2009-06-27 11:15:00

Scientists have raised concern over the potential for people to contract mad cow disease from eating farmed-raised fish that are fed byproducts rendered from cows.

2009-06-08 11:15:00

New research has shown that a rogue protein thought to cause Alzheimer's can spread through the brain, turning healthy tissue bad.

2009-05-29 08:15:00

Current tests to identify specific strains of infectious prions, which cause a range of transmissible diseases (such as mad cow) in animals and humans, can take anywhere from six months to a year to yield results – a time-lag that may put human populations at risk.

2009-04-17 09:11:28

An investigation of a rare, inherited form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease suggests that disrupted regulation of copper ions in the brain may be a key factor in this and other prion diseases.

2009-04-03 08:02:07

Whitehead Institute researchers have quintupled the number of identifiable prion proteins in yeast and have further clarified the role prions play in the inheritance of both beneficial and detrimental traits.

2009-03-17 09:14:15

A U.S. study suggests an imbalance of iron homeostasis is a common feature of prion disease-affected human, mouse and hamster brains. Dr.

2009-03-14 09:38:34

The discovery in common brewer's yeast of a new, infectious, misfolded protein -- or prion -- by University of Illinois at Chicago molecular biologists raises new questions about the roles played by these curious molecule

2009-03-13 13:03:31

Imbalance of iron homeostasis is a common feature of prion disease-affected human, mouse, and hamster brains, according to a new study by Dr. Neena Singh and colleagues at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, alongside collaborators from Creighton University.

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