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A new study by George Washington University (GW) researcher Michael Bukrinsky, M.D., Ph.D. , shows similarities in the pathogenesis of prion disease misfolded proteins that can lead to neurological diseases and the HIV virus. The research, published
The findings, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation ( http://www.jci.org/articles/view/72241 ), present a breakthrough in understanding the secret life of prion molecules in the brain and may offer a new way to treat prion diseases, said
A British family harbors a deadly inherited illness that destroys the brain in a way that is similar to the dreaded mad cow disease, researchers report. The newly discovered condition doesn't appear to be contagious, unlike mad cow disease.
Don't miss Derek Lowe's excellent commentary on drug discovery and the pharma industry in general at In the Pipeline October 11, 2013 An Alzheimer's Cure?...Posted by Derek The British press (and to a lesser extent, the US one) was full of reports
British scientists have discovered a drug that prevents the death of brain tissues in neurodegenerative diseases. Experts have hailed the discovery as a "turning point" in the search for a cure of Alzheimer's disease.
The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as an exciting and historic moment in medical research. More work is needed to develop a drug that could be taken by patients. But
Leftist Charles Pierce, the chief political blogger of the men's magazine Esquire, is fulminating again now that the Tea Party is angering Obama with a shutdown. Pierce, also a regular on the Stephanie Miller radio show and a panelist on the NPR
Marijuana is a potent antibiotic that can kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and disrupt the progression of prion diseases such as Mad Cow disease and Creutzfeld-Jakob disease just don't expect the federal government to tell you any of
She was 66 Wife, mother, grammy, doctor, chef, fierce competitor. Born June 5, 1946, in Canora, Sask., died Oct. 14, 2012, in Calgary of a prion disease, aged 66...To say she was exceptional would only begin to describe her life of success...They
Canadian researchers discovered a minuscule change in prions' makeup appears to give mad cow disease the ability to adapt and spread to other animals. Neurologist Valerie Sim and her research team at the University of Alberta said the findings might