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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
The Wall Street Journal Scientists believe new ways to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's disease could emerge from research into another neurodegenerative disorder: mad-cow disease. The rare bovine disorder, which infects cattle, and
Prion diseases represent a family of neurodegenerative disorders associated with the loss of brain cells and caused by proteins called prions (derived from 'protein' and 'infection'). The diseases are found in both humans and animals, such as