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Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease or CJD (sometimes incorrectly referred to as mad cow disease) is a degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease) that is incurable and invariably fatal. It is the most common among the types of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy found in humans.
Study unravels mystery of how nerve cells are damaged in neurodegenerative diseases

Study unravels mystery of how nerve cells are damaged in neurodegenerative diseases

New detection method could lead to noninvasive diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

New detection method could lead to noninvasive diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

Prion proteins can drive emergence of new traits and adaptive opportunities

Prion proteins can drive emergence of new traits and adaptive opportunities

Groundbreaking research unravels structure of infectious prions that cause mad cow disease

Groundbreaking research unravels structure of infectious prions that cause mad cow disease

Scientists unravel effect of prion proteins on the nerves

Scientists unravel effect of prion proteins on the nerves

Researchers clarify beneficial function of brain protein linked to mad cow disease

Researchers clarify beneficial function of brain protein linked to mad cow disease

UTHealth researchers receive $11 million grant to study prion diseases

UTHealth researchers receive $11 million grant to study prion diseases

Actin filaments may be key to molecular machinery that forms, stores long-term memories

Actin filaments may be key to molecular machinery that forms, stores long-term memories

Advanced assay offers better sensitivity for detecting a prion disease affecting elk

Advanced assay offers better sensitivity for detecting a prion disease affecting elk

Novel mechanism identified to protect the brain from many neurodegenerative conditions

Novel mechanism identified to protect the brain from many neurodegenerative conditions

Alpha-synuclein protein involved in Parkinson's disease pathology does not behave like a 'prion'

Alpha-synuclein protein involved in Parkinson's disease pathology does not behave like a 'prion'

Pioneering ultrasonic device can improve cleaning of medical instruments, reduce risk of infection

Pioneering ultrasonic device can improve cleaning of medical instruments, reduce risk of infection

Signs of Alzheimer’s found in growth hormone patients

Signs of Alzheimer’s found in growth hormone patients

Newly discovered prion causes Multiple System Atrophy

Newly discovered prion causes Multiple System Atrophy

Shire enters into agreement with Sanquin for CINRYZE

Shire enters into agreement with Sanquin for CINRYZE

Prion protein could play a role in depression

Prion protein could play a role in depression

New study reveals how infectious proteins spread from gut to the brain

New study reveals how infectious proteins spread from gut to the brain

Prion variant offers “dramatic” protection against prion disease

Prion variant offers “dramatic” protection against prion disease

Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions

Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions