Neurodegenerative Disease A Public Health Disaster

Reforms Can Save Lives Neurodegenerative disease and autism have been surging around the world for the past 30 years. A man-made environmental disaster is creating a public health disaster that’s still unfolding in many ways in most nations. Neurotoxins are driving the epidemic more than age–in some countries more than others. Teenagers are now dying of Creutzfeldt-Jakob … Continue reading Neurodegenerative Disease A Public Health Disaster

Tau Proteins Very Similar To Prions

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 … Continue reading Tau Proteins Very Similar To Prions

Prions Detected In Human Skin

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 … Continue reading Prions Detected In Human Skin

Prion Surveillance Center Fighting For Life

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 … Continue reading Prion Surveillance Center Fighting For Life

New Diagnosis For Neurodegenerative Disease

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 … Continue reading New Diagnosis For Neurodegenerative Disease

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious

Science, Evidence Proving Transmissibility 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. … Continue reading Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious

Neurodegenerative Disease A Global Epidemic

Neurodegenerative Disease The 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 … Continue reading Neurodegenerative Disease A Global Epidemic

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Strikes Again In Maine

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 … Continue reading Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Strikes Again In Maine

Urine Can Diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Prions Fueling A Public Health Disaster Urine can be used to test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. 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 … Continue reading Urine Can Diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Targets Prions

More Evidence That Prions Cause Alzheimer’s Disease ProMIS Neurosciences highlighted the growing mountain of research, which calls out Amyloid-beta and Tau prions (proteins), as the root cause for Alzheimer’s disease. The company released a white paper today compiling the scientific data as the basis for new treatments. In the white paper, the company provided a concise … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease Research Targets Prions