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Transplantation Results in CJD Transfer

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disease. The disease is characterized by a rapidly progressive dementia associated, myoclonus and a characteristic electroencephalographic pattern. // Although CJD appears to occur as a predominantly sporadic disorder it can also occur as a dominantly inherited or infective condition. CJD occurs worldwide with a roughly even i...

Early Diagnosis of CJD Seems Possible

According to Spanish and US scientist they have found a new technique to detect human form of mad cow disease in blood samples//. ..As of now they were successful in detecting infection in hamsters before the animal shows signs of illness. But further research is needed to identify the disease in humans. A test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) detection is needed because this disease appears...

CJD Filter Machine Scrapped

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) has discarded the new machine that was designed to filter out CJD from donated blood after having spent €14m on the filter// system last year. ......IBTS seems to be finding the maintenance of bloodstocks a difficult challenge although there was a slight increase in the number of donations. According to their annual report for 2005, the number of donati...

Surgeries Stalled For Fear Of CJD Outbreak

All surgeries and procedures in a hospital of London Health Sciences Centre University at London, Ontario, are currently being rescheduled. A patient on whom brain// surgery was performed on Nov 30 is said to be potentially affected with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease of the classical type. ..Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is caused when protein like particles called prions attack the brain leading...

Researchers Make Strides in VCJD Detection

A way of reversing brain impairment that strikes in the early stages of prion diseases such as vCJD and BSE has been identified by scientists.// ..The findings suggest there may be a way to cure vCJD, the human form of BSE, if it can be detected before it has time to kill off large numbers of brain cells. ..The disease has so far claimed the lives of 158 people in Britain, and seven more are...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

Scientists have made significant advances towards the development of a technique that could be used to confirm whether someone is infected with variant CJD . ...The technique, which has so far been used mainly in animal models, works by mimicking and accelerating the replication of prions - abnormal proteins that progressively kill off brain tissue and are thought to cause the disease. ......Th...
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