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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.
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

WHO calls on experts, social media to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases

WHO calls on experts, social media to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases

WHO issues best practices for naming new human infectious diseases

WHO issues best practices for naming new human infectious diseases

Study identifies small loop in human prion protein that resists chronic wasting disease

Study identifies small loop in human prion protein that resists chronic wasting disease

TSRI scientists discover novel mechanism involved in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS

TSRI scientists discover novel mechanism involved in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS

'Mad Cow' discovery points to possible neuron killing mechanism behind alzheimer’s and parkinson’s diseases

'Mad Cow' discovery points to possible neuron killing mechanism behind alzheimer’s and parkinson’s diseases

Scrapie pathogens can convert human prion protein to a pathological state

Scrapie pathogens can convert human prion protein to a pathological state

First successful vaccination of deer against chronic wasting disease

First successful vaccination of deer against chronic wasting disease

UC Berkeley, UCSF researchers team up to create center for neurodegenerative disease research

UC Berkeley, UCSF researchers team up to create center for neurodegenerative disease research

Infectious prion protein is marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Infectious prion protein is marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

UCSF/Daiichi Sankyo establish drug-discovery collaboration focused on neurodegenerative diseases

UCSF/Daiichi Sankyo establish drug-discovery collaboration focused on neurodegenerative diseases

Prions and their shadow proteins: an interview with Dr Jiri Safar, Co-Director of the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center

Prions and their shadow proteins: an interview with Dr Jiri Safar, Co-Director of the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center

Researchers identify important steps to understand mechanisms underlying pathogenic effect of prions

Researchers identify important steps to understand mechanisms underlying pathogenic effect of prions