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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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  • Impact of prion proteins on the nerves revealed for the first time

    When prion proteins mutate, they trigger mad cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Although they are found in virtually every organism, the function of these proteins remained unclear. Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich now demonstrate that prion proteins, coup more

  • Prion disease detected soon after infection and in surprising place in mouse brains

    Prion diseases - incurable, ultimately fatal, transmissible neurodegenerative disorders of mammals - are believed to develop undetected in the brain over several years from infectious prion protein. In a new study, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report they can detect infectious prio more

  • Finding a way forward in the fight against prion disease

    Valerie Sim, an assistant professor in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and Leonardo Cortez, a research associate in her lab, examining the use of two bile acids as possible therapeutic treatments for prion disease. The research found that ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and more

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a very rare and incurable degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease ) that is ultimately fatal. Among the types of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy found in humans, ... more

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