Tag Archives: Prion Diseases

Potential Transmission of vCJD (BBC News / House of Commons Science and Technology Committee / SaBTO)

Summary The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has asserted that the government has a too casual approach to the human form of mad cow disease. Roughly one in 2,000 people in the UK could be a carrier of … Continue reading

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Blood Donation and Transmission of vCJD: Inquiry Required? (BBC News)

Summary The Commons Science and Technology Committee has called for an independent inquiry to check the safety of donor blood arising from the hidden risk of infection from variant CJD (the human form of “mad cow disease”). A recent study revealed one in 2,000 Britons … Continue reading

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Estimates of vCJD Carriers in UK Double (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A study of 32,000 human appendix samples from 41 hospitals in the UK indicates that 1 in 2,000 British people may be carrying the abnormal prions associated with variant CJD (the human form of “mad cow” disease). It is … 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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The Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management of CJD in the UK (Public Health England / NCJDRSU)

Summary “Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare and ultimately fatal degenerative brain disease. It is one of a group of diseases called Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)”. Health Protection Agency (HPA): Part of Public Health England (Since April 2013) Information sources concerning … Continue reading

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EFNS-ENS Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Disorders Associated with Dementia (European Federation of Neurological Societies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The revised EFNS guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) were published in 2010. The new EFNS dementia guidelines … Continue reading

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