Brain Researchers Create Synthetic Prion

Infectious Proteins Cause Many Brain-Wasting Diseases Prion research is still unfolding, but researchers have successfully created a synthetic version, which could help solve some riddles. Neurodegenerative disease , including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Autism also continues to surge. Some parts of the world are impacted more than others. A variety … Continue reading Brain Researchers Create Synthetic Prion

Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Brain Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease An Infectious Disease Neurodegenerative diseases are the fastest-growing causes of death around the world. The mismanagement of infectious waste is contributing to the epidemic. Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for his pioneering research on deadly prions—an infectious form of protein that connects a deadly spectrum disease called transmissible spongiform … Continue reading Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Brain Disease

Prion Science Putting Dementia In Perspective

Alzheimer’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakobs, Parkinson’s Disease All Part Of Prion Spectrum Editor’s Note: On September 9, 2015 additional research adds to the evidence that suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is a transmissible disease. Scientists have shown that tissues can transmit symptoms of the disease between animals. A new study published in the journal Nature raises additional concern about the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s … Continue reading Prion Science Putting Dementia In Perspective

Alzheimer’s Disease Is Transmissible, Mismanaged

Alzheimer’s Disease Has Many Causes It’s estimated that more than 44 million people around the world today are in the grasp of dementia and its deadly spiral. That number is expected to triple or more within 25 years. The medical world knows very little about this family of neurodegenerative diseases, which includes Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease Is Transmissible, Mismanaged

Alzheimer’s and Mad-Cow Disease Share Same Pathogen

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 healthy … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and Mad-Cow Disease Share Same Pathogen