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Research & Reviews  43 results

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1169688-overview

Feb 24th, 2022 - Background Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are related disorders. [1] They belong to the family of diseases known as the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (...

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1169688-print

Feb 24th, 2022 - Background Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are related disorders.[1] They belong to the family of diseases known as the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (T...

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1169688-overview

Feb 24th, 2022 - Background Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are related disorders. [1] They belong to the family of diseases known as the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (...

A tribute to the late Professor Donald Simpson, Australian neurosurgeon and namesake of...
https://doi.org/10.3171/2020.6.JNS201331
Journal of Neurosurgery; Chicoine MR, Yahanda AT et. al.

Oct 24th, 2020 - Donald Simpson (1927-2018) was a neurosurgeon from Adelaide, Australia, who is often cited for the 1957 publication he wrote as a trainee on the relationship between extent of resection and outcomes for meningiomas. That paper summarized a series ...

Kuru
https://www.merckmanuals.com/en-ca/professional/neurologic-disorders/prion-diseases/kuru

Jul 1st, 2020 - Kuru is a rare prion brain disease endemic to Papua, New Guinea, and thought to be spread by ritual cannibalism.

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Clinicaltrials.gov  1 results

PRION-1: Quinacrine for Human Prion Disease
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00104663

Apr 7th, 2015 - The human prion diseases have been traditionally classified into Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker (GSS) disease and kuru. They can alternatively be classified into three causal categories: sporadic, acquired and inhe...

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News  6 results

Former brain-eating Papua tribe offers clues on deadly diseases
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-brains-tribe/former-brain-eating-papua-tribe-offers-clues-on-deadly-diseases-idUSKBN0OQ29620150610

Jun 10th, 2015 - LONDON (Reuters) - Research involving a former brain-eating tribe from Papua New Guinea is helping scientists better understand mad cow disease and other so-called prion conditions and may also offer insights into Parkinson’s and dementia. People ...

Prion-Filtering Technique Aimed at Protecting Blood Supply
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/generalinfectiousdisease/4756

Dec 22nd, 2006 - Action Points Explain to patients who ask that variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD, is a rare but devastating neurologic disease caused by eating beef tainted with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or "mad-cow" disease. This study describes...

Genetic Finding Raises Fears of Wider vCJD Spread
https://www.medpagetoday.com/genetics/generalgenetics/3341

May 19th, 2006 - Action Points Explain to interested patients that persons with a certain genotype may have a prolonged incubation period, and could foment the spread of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human version of the so-called mad cow disease, by bloo...

vCJD May Be More Widespread Than Projected : Prion diseases have long incubation periods, possibly approaching or even exceeding the human life span.
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/28330/infectious-diseases/vcjd-may-be-more-widespread-projected-prion
Family Practice News; Jonathan Gardner

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease could have an incubation time of 30 years or longer and could affect a wider population than currently forecast, according to new research on patients with a similar human prion disease. Researchers examined 11 re.

Kuru and mad cow disease: Understanding the prion theory
https://www.mdedge.com/ccjm/article/93229/kuru-and-mad-cow-disease-understanding-prion-theory
G. Richard Olds, MD

ABSTRACT A preponderance of evidence indicates that several neurodegenerative disorders are caused by prions: abnormally folded proteins that can induce abnormal folding in other normal protein molecules. Further, these “infections” can cross some.

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