Tag: Alzheimer’s disease and prions

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 […]

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Alzheimer’s 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 encephalopathy […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Prion Pathogen Mutates As It Migrates Alzheimer’s disease proteins form and accumulate differently in every patient, according to new research. This means that universal treatments may be impossible. With Alzheimer’s disease a protein called amyloid-beta forms fibers that congregate into plaques. These protein formations appear to be toxic and destructive to brain cells. The neurodegeneration […]

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Both Diseases In Family Of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Researchers at Yale University have completed a molecular model for Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a protein that plays a key role in its onset. The study showed that when the activity of this protein is blocked by an existing drug, mice engineered as models for human Alzheimer’s […]

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Book Benefits Alzheimer’s Disease Research Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegenerative disease are collectively becoming the leading cause of death around the world. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Millions more will contract the disease this year, while just as many will go undiagnosed and misdiagnosed. The vast majority of cases are preventable. […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention For many years, we’ve been told that there’s little we can do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia but hope for the best and wait for a pharmaceutical cure. But the truth is you can reduce your risk by eating right, exercising, staying mentally and socially active, and keeping […]

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Numerous Causes Triggering Neurodegenerative Disease A new government-funded report confirms what advocacy groups have been warning for years: The number of people in the USA with Alzheimer’s disease will almost triple by 2050, straining the health care system and taxing the health of caregivers. Numbers are projected to rise from about 5 million now to 13.8 […]

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