Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease News and Research

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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.
Deer a possible source of "mad cow like" disease

Deer a possible source of "mad cow like" disease

Prion protein codon 129 genotype prevalence is altered in primary progressive aphasia

Prion protein codon 129 genotype prevalence is altered in primary progressive aphasia

MRC study to monitor Pentosan Polysulphate as a treatment for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease receives approval

MRC study to monitor Pentosan Polysulphate as a treatment for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease receives approval

Scientists characterize the most infectious prion protein particles

Scientists characterize the most infectious prion protein particles

Adlyfe receives award from the development of blood test for animal prion diseases

Adlyfe receives award from the development of blood test for animal prion diseases

India could be the source of Mad Cow disease

India could be the source of Mad Cow disease

New method can detect 'mad cow' proteins in blood

New method can detect 'mad cow' proteins in blood

Six possible cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Idaho sets alarm bells ringing

Six possible cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Idaho sets alarm bells ringing

New surgical cleaning process reduces risk of vCJD

New surgical cleaning process reduces risk of vCJD

Three cases of mad cow disease in UK from donated blood

Three cases of mad cow disease in UK from donated blood

1980's brain surgery may have exposed 50 patients to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

1980's brain surgery may have exposed 50 patients to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Faulty folding of protein in the environment may cause disease

Faulty folding of protein in the environment may cause disease

First confirmed case of Mad Cow disease in Holland

First confirmed case of Mad Cow disease in Holland

Researchers and drug giant team up to find cure for CJD

Researchers and drug giant team up to find cure for CJD

New system for growing human embryonic stem cells could make therapies utilising the cells safer for patients

New system for growing human embryonic stem cells could make therapies utilising the cells safer for patients

Research into how prions act in the brain could hold the key to defeating diseases

Research into how prions act in the brain could hold the key to defeating diseases

Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, conformation-dependent immunoassay

Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, conformation-dependent immunoassay

New clues to amyloidoses

New clues to amyloidoses

Ireland is reporting its first case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Ireland is reporting its first case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Mad cow disease prions can be removed from blood

Mad cow disease prions can be removed from blood