Tag Archives: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Possible Future Treatment of CJD? (BBC News)

Summary University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)’s National Prion Clinic has been granted the go-ahead to test the use of a man-made antibody treatment (PRN100), with a view to halting or slowing the progression of sporadic CJD. “We … Continue reading

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Grounds for Cautious Optimism Regarding Two Drugs Re-Purposed for Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research, involving mice, has indicated promising results for the potential of two re-purposed drugs in helping to slow or halt the progression of a number of neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. “The best known drug of the pair … Continue reading

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Severe, Persistent and Fatal Delirium (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary Delirium is typically a transient syndrome, but this study concentrates on severe persistent and potentially fatal delirium. Just 15 cases are considered, involving diverse diagnoses including Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and progressive supranuclear palsy. Full … Continue reading

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Benefits of Timely Diagnosis and Early Intervention in Dementia (BMJ)

Summary A wide-ranging literature review, clinical review and educational update on these topics. Full Text Link Reference Robinson, L. Tang, E. [and] Taylor J-P. (2015). Dementia: timely diagnosis and early intervention. BMJ. June 16th 2015; 350: h3029.

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New Conventions of Social Acceptability in Disease Names (BBC News / WHO)

Summary There appears to be a widespread trend towards adopting more socially acceptable naming conventions for the description and categorisation of diseases and conditions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the latest international body to encourage the adoption of terminology … Continue reading

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Giant Steps: Re-Tracing the Development of a Promising Research Approach

Summary Following the announcement earlier this week of a probable (if still early-stage) historic breakthrough in finding a potential approach to preventing neurodegeneration across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases, readers may be interested in viewing the publication history of research … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Discovery of Chemical to Prevent Neurodegeneration Across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases (BBC News / NHS Choices / Science Translational Medicine)

Summary A chemical substance has been identified which shows signs of being able to halt a range of neurodegenerative diseases in mice. This may well be a historic event in research, although more research is required; the development of drug treatments … Continue reading

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