Tag: Alzheimer’s disease and mad cow disease and prion disease

prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Disease Impacts Most Mammals Not surprisingly, mad cow disease, the medical term Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), has been rampant in the U.S. for decades.  The human form of Mad Cow is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).  The USDA and FDA have done a very good job of keeping this under wraps, as well as displaying a […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prions Cause Neurodegenerative Disease Scientists have discovered a surprising link between Alzheimer’s disease and mad cow disease. Both diseases involve something called a prion protein. (Both diseases are deadly and contagious.) The finding, which appears in the journal Nature, could explain one of the great mysteries in Alzheimer’s disease: How components of the plaques that form […]

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