Latest encephalopathy Stories
Medical researchers from the University of Melbourne believe that a simple blood test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, aka Mad Cow disease, is a step closer following a recent breakthrough.
Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel.
The tradition of fighting in hockey should be stopped, as research shows that repeated head trauma causes severe and progressive brain damage.
Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), report that they have developed a methodâ€”10,000 times more sensitive than other methodsâ€”to detect variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD) in blood plasma.
There are potential legal ramifications for physicians of patients who drive with cognitive impairment.
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.
Sudden, catastrophic childhood epilepsy is a parent's worst nightmare, especially in the case of fever-induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school-age children (FIRES).
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has completed two studies evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetics of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate) which includes healthy volunteers and patients with liver cirrhosis.
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