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Latest Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies Stories

2011-09-14 22:24:56

In a new study NYU School of Medicine researchers report that they have found several chemical compounds, including an antidepressant, that have powerful effects against brain-destroying prion infections in mice, opening the door to potential treatments for human prion diseases.

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2011-08-21 14:47:01

Children who received pituitary growth hormone treatments after 1977 are less likely to develop Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease.

2011-08-09 08:03:20

A person's ability to battle viruses at the cellular level remarkably resembles the way deadly infectious agents called prions misfold and cluster native proteins to cause disease.

2011-08-08 13:24:00

Maryland CWD Containment Area added to list of states impacted by Pennsylvania's parts ban HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug.

2011-07-25 13:29:02

It's a chicken and egg question. Where do the infectious protein particles called prions come from?

2011-06-22 14:05:49

Jeremy Smith, Governor's Chair for Molecular Biophysics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has helped reveal a key trigger of Gerstmann–Sträussler–Scheinker (GSS) syndrome, a rare but deadly neurodegenerative disease.

2011-05-26 20:49:39

Unlocking the mechanisms that cause neurodegenerative prion diseases may require a genetic key.

2011-05-25 06:42:03

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have examined the potential for human exposure to prion diseases, looking at hunting, venison consumption, and travel to areas in which prion diseases have been reported in animals.

2011-05-23 14:03:05

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have examined the potential for human exposure to prion diseases, looking at hunting, venison consumption, and travel to areas in which prion diseases have been reported in animals.

2011-05-18 16:48:55

Certain lichens can break down the infectious proteins responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a troubling neurological disease fatal to wild deer and elk and spreading throughout the United States and Canada.


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