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2012-11-30 16:13:59

Prion diseases represent a family of neurodegenerative disorders associated with the loss of brain cells and caused by proteins called prions (derived from 'protein' and 'infection'). The diseases are found in both humans and animals, such as Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and mad cow disease respectively. Although mostly harmless, prions can transform into infectious agents, which accumulate in the brain and destroy the nervous tissue. But how exactly does the accumulation of prions cause...

Mad Cow Detection Hope
2012-09-13 08:30:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Using newly available genetic sequencing, researchers have discovered cells infected with prions (the infectious protein responsible for these diseases) release particles which contain easily recognized signature...

2012-07-23 23:00:36

Beverly Hills PRP Facilitates Access to Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 People suffering from chronic pain, acute injuries and non-healing wounds sometimes think that surgery is their only option. The development of platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) provides them with another option–a non-surgical option now covered by many insurance companies. To help patients and physicians determine whether PRP will be reimbursed by specific insurance carriers,...

2012-07-23 20:52:59

A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified a new class of compounds that inhibit the spread of prions, misfolded proteins in the brain that trigger lethal neurodegenerative diseases in humans and animals. U of A chemistry researcher Frederick West and his team have developed compounds that clear prions from infected cells derived from the brain. "When these designer molecules were put into infected cells in our lab experiments, the numbers of misfolded proteins...

2012-07-19 23:00:29

Beverly Hills PRP Launches Program To Assist Physicians With Innovative Treatment Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 When superstars like Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant turned to platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) for injuries, the world took notice. In use for over a decade, only now is PRP widely available to anyone with chronic pain. However, this innovative therapy presents a number of challenges to physicians who provide PRP to patients. Beverly Hills PRP has...


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