Tau Proteins Very Similar To Prions

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Prion Science Still Unfolding Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Prion disease is responsible for the vast majority of the surge in humans and other mammals. Professor Goedert, a program leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, believes our best hope of fighting dementia requires predicting who

Neil Diamond Retires Due To Parkinson’s Disease

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Neurodegenerative Disease Gaining Momentum After nearly 50 years on the pop charts, Neil Diamond announced his retirement to tackle Parkinson’s disease. Concert dates in Australia and New Zealand that were set for March and April as part of Mr. Diamond’s 50th anniversary tour have been canceled. With 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard

Burden Of Care For Alzheimer’s Disease Rising Fast

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Neurodegenerative Disease The Fastest-Growing Cause Of Death Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. There were an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia diagnoses in 2015 and this number is believed to be close to 50 million people in 2017. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in

Prions Detected In Human Skin

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Raises Concerns About Prion Pathways Researchers have found abnormal prion protein in the skin of 23 people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). Meanwhile exposing mice to skin tissue taken from the CJD patients caused them to develop prion disease. The study has raised questions about the possibility of prion diseases being transmitted during medical

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

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Answers To Alzheimer’s Begin With The Truth President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people diagnosed (and still alive) with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. The X factor is the millions who

Simple Steps To Protect Your Brain

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Nutrition, Exercise The Best Defense Against Alzheimer’s Disease As we age, cognitive decline is common, there is much that we can do to boost our brainpower, while promoting overall health. Neuroplasticity means the brain can grow, rewire, adapt and strengthen when properly stimulated. Recent studies suggest physical and mental exercise, a healthy diet and other

Patients With Neurodegenerative Disease Produce Infectious Waste

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Caregivers Caught In The Crossfire Of Misinformation, Mismanagement Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Alzheimer’s disease alone is taking the lives of 50-100 million people now. Despite millions of Alzheimer’s-related fatalities annually, experts suggest that the prevalence of the disease among the living will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Some advocates are

Prion Surveillance Center Fighting For Life

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Alzheimer’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting All Caused By Prions By John Fauber, Reporter, MedPage Today When Tim Suroviak developed cognitive problems after coming home following heart surgery last year, one of the first questions doctors asked was whether he was a hunter. He was not, though his family did eat venison a few times

Preventing Dementia A Major Challenge

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New Report Offers Little Hope In Battle Against Neurodegenerative Disease By Sharon Begley, STAT Alzheimer’s disease drug treatments have met failure after failure. Many people have decided that prevention is the only hope. Unfortunately, a U.S. panel of experts claims that prevention might be just as elusive as a cure. From physical activity to avoiding high

New Diagnosis For Neurodegenerative Disease

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Prion Disease A Spectrum Disease By the time Kay Schwister got her diagnosis last summer, she couldn’t talk anymore. But she could still scowl, and scowl she did. After weeks of decline and no clue what was causing it, doctors had told Schwister — a 53-year-old vocational rehab counselor and mother of two from Chicago