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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...

Culling Of Deer Controls Disease With Little Effect On Hunting
2013-10-21 13:33:52

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chronic wasting disease, the deer-equivalent of mad cow disease, has crept across the U.S. landscape from west to east. It appeared first in captive mule deer in Colorado in the late 1960s. By 1981, it had escaped to the wild. It reached the Midwest by 2002. Little is known about its potential to infect humans. Now researchers at the University of Illinois offer a first look at the long-term effectiveness of the practice of culling deer in...

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...

Patients May Have Been Exposed To Fatal Brain Disease
2013-09-07 04:07:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thirteen New England neurosurgery patients could have been exposed to a rare, fatal brain condition known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), officials from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Thursday. According to Reuters reporter Richard Valdmanis, eight patients treated at a Manchester, New Hampshire hospital and five others treated at Cape Cod Hospital in Boston might have been exposed to the disease...

2013-03-14 17:16:22

Rapid hearing loss in both ears may be a symptom of the rare but always-fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and should be considered a reason for clinicians to test for the disorder. That was the conclusion of Henry Ford Hospital researchers after encountering a 67-year-old patient who had been progressively losing hearing in both ears for two months and was eventually diagnosed with the disease. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD, is often confused with so-called "mad cow disease," and...

2013-03-13 17:59:04

Aggregation in CJD likely leads to iron imbalance and brain cell death An iron imbalance caused by prion proteins collecting in the brain is a likely cause of cell death in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found. The breakthrough follows discoveries that certain proteins found in the brains of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients also regulate iron. The results suggest that neurotoxicity by the form of iron, called...


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