Category: Prion Disease

prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

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 […]

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Parkinson's disease Neil Diamond

Neurodegenerative Disease 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 Adult Contemporary […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

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 […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Disease Mismanaged 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 year. Suroviak, 63, deteriorated quickly from a rare […]

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Alzheimer's disease facts

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 […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy If you think that you and your family are immune to the surging epidemic of neurodegenerative disease, think again. Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s getting worse every day thanks to mismanagement and misinformation. Infectious proteins known as prions are involved with most forms of neurodegenerative disease. Prion […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Fastest Growing Cause Of Death Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping globally due to advances in nutrition, medicine and disease management. Meanwhile, neurodegenerative disease is exploding because it’s highly contagious in most cases. In the U.S., deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2013, while those attributed to heart disease decreased […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

CJD Often Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer’s Disease Maine Medical Center confirmed Friday that a patient treated at the hospital carried a rare, dangerous brain illness to which a “small number” of other patients may have been exposed, though the hospital called that risk “exceedingly low.” The patient has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD, a degenerative brain disorder […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prions Fueling A Public Health Disaster Urine can be used to test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Unfortunately, it also is a pathway that spreads prion disease among mammals. The Medical Research Council team is working on a simple test. They claim that their prototype test still needs honing before it could be used routinely. Currently there is […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Chronic Wasting Disease Neurodegenerative disease is becoming the leading cause of death around the world. Brain disease among wildlife is a canary in the proverbial coal mine. Although there are many vectors for wildlife to contract prion disease, the biggest prion pathway in the world is being ignored. Keep reading to find out why: Alzheimer’s disease is […]

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