Tag Archives: Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

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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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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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Issue 1 August 2010]. Abstract This position statement was released earlier this year by the vCJD Working Party of the Standing Advisory Committee on Transfusion Transmitted Infections. It summarises the … Continue reading

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