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Urine Test 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 … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Protein Differs In Each Patient

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 … Continue reading

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Prions In Plants Spreading Brain Diseases

Infectious Waste Spreading Alzheimer’s Disease Prions — the infectious, deformed proteins that cause chronic wasting disease in deer and mad cow disease in cattle — can be absorbed by plants such as alfalfa, corn and tomatoes, according to new research … Continue reading

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