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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.
Scientist wins two-year grant for diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's via innovative skin test

Scientist wins two-year grant for diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's via innovative skin test

Prion disease in mice treated successfully with antisense oligonucleotides

Prion disease in mice treated successfully with antisense oligonucleotides

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Researchers develop new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice

Researchers develop new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice

Experts explore involvement of the gut in Parkinson's disease

Experts explore involvement of the gut in Parkinson's disease

Skin samples hold early signs of prion disease, research suggests

Skin samples hold early signs of prion disease, research suggests

Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Study provides new insights into molecular mechanisms underlying role of amyloid in Alzheimer's disease

Study provides new insights into molecular mechanisms underlying role of amyloid in Alzheimer's disease

Study provides new insights into how prions enter the brain

Study provides new insights into how prions enter the brain

New dye is a step towards personalized neuromedical prophylaxis of the future

New dye is a step towards personalized neuromedical prophylaxis of the future

Eyes may be portal for prions to enter the body finds study

Eyes may be portal for prions to enter the body finds study

Scientists find evidence of prions in the eyes of CJD patients

Scientists find evidence of prions in the eyes of CJD patients

Mad Cow disease found on Aberdeenshire farm

Mad Cow disease found on Aberdeenshire farm

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

Potential drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases garner $3 million grant

Potential drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases garner $3 million grant

Discovering Prion-like Proteins in Eukaryotic Viruses

Discovering Prion-like Proteins in Eukaryotic Viruses

Study finds no evidence of chronic wasting disease transmissibility in macaques

Study finds no evidence of chronic wasting disease transmissibility in macaques

Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission

Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission

Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggests

Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggests

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patients harbor infectious prions in their skin

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patients harbor infectious prions in their skin