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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 - abnor...

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 br...

Botox at Your Own Risk?

...ilable easily at many of the// high street parlors and clinics. An earlier report published in 2005 had indicated the pronounced risk of hepatitis and vcjd from these treatments at beauty parlors. A massive clean-up campaign has been ordered by the government. The cosmetic industry has been ordered to put...

Caution Against Re-use of Dental Tools

...er for England, said: "There are no reported definite or suspected cases of vcjd transmission arising from dental procedures. This new guidance to dentists ...f variant CJD since 1996. In the recent past, there have been no reports of vcjd due to transmission from dentistry treatment. Peter Ward, chief exec...

Tougher Guidelines Needed To Prevent Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

...disease. Even though most of the 161 cases of vcjd are linked to patients eating beef infected with BSE, scientists believe vcjd could also spread by infected surgical tools as th...y removed by sterilization. Also, recent cases of vcjd have been reported following blood transplants rai...

Early Diagnosis of CJD Seems Possible

...ransfusions not to donate blood as a precautionary measure to protect the blood supply from vCJD. This is because as of now there is no test to detect vcjd from blood samples. But now Dr Saa's team uses a new technique that detects prion proteins. They are infectious agents which cause vCJD. Prior to ...

Second Human Case of ‘Mad cow’ Disease In Netherlans

...vCJD. There are reports of over 150 cases of vcjd all over the world, though many cases were from Br...ada, and the United States were also affected. The vcjd is a progressive neurological disorder that is fat...ith BSE. Doctors have explained that a person with vcjd usually succumbs to the disease within 18 months o...

Mad Cow Disease – Worst Is Yet To com

.... Already the link between Mad cow disease and the vcjd 9variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease) had been estab...woith studies on mice they have concluded that the vcjd could lie in the body for many years without showi...ed 154 people in Britain to date, according to the vcjd Surveillance Unit at the Western General Hospital....

Britain Announces Third Transfusion Related 'Mad Cow' Case

.... Although the exact mode of transmission of vcjd remains largely unclear, the occurrence of vcjd in patients who had received blood transfusion sug... such dangerous infections. All the three cases of vcjd diagnosed so far have a positive history of blood ...

Blood Test To Detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease/Mad Cow Disease

...s and organ transplants, and help experts to predict the size of any future vcjd epidemic. About 180 people worldwide have died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jac...tion period of up to 40 years. There is currently no reliable way to detect vcjd in blood, with the diseases only confirmed after dearth. Professor said...
vCJD in Medical Technology

Variant of Mad Cow Disease May Be Transmitted by Blood Transfusions, According to Animal Study

...an overall transmission rate of 43 percent. Investigators noted that the results were consistent with what is known about the four recorded cases of vcjd acquired by blood transfusion in humans. In addition to the stage of infection in the donor, factors such as genetic variation in disease susceptibili...
vCJD in Medical Dictionary

Iatrogenic

... Flu. Subacute sclerosing ... Because of fears about iatrogenic transmission of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob ... Also, no cases of iatrogenic vcjd in humans have so far been identified. ... most iatrogenic (medicine, of a disease etc.) Induced by the words or actions of the physician. ......
vCJD in Biological News

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

The risk of receiving blood contaminated with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) prions may no longer be a concern for the thousands of people who require a transfusion. Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) announced today the Council of Europe (CE) marking of its Leukotrap® Affinity Prion Reduction Filter S...

Antibody key to treating variant CJD, scientists find

...affect both animals and humans. It is thought that those who have developed vcjd became infected through the consumption of cattle products contaminated wit...l based studies, but we have yet to establish its impact on people who have vcjd or other prion diseases. We are currently working, however, to make human v...

Prion find points way to test for human 'mad cow' disease

... they detected prions--the infectious proteins responsible for such brain-destroying disorders as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle and vcjd in humans--in the blood of the hamsters in as few as 20 days after the animals had been infected. That discovery occurred about three months before th...

New evidence questions the simple link between prion proteins and madcow disease

...ions where infectivity is known to be amplified. The findings will be published in the Journal of Pathology. Since the outbreak of BSE in cattle and vcjd in humans, scientists have struggled to make sense of how an abnormal variation of a normal protein can trigger an infectious disease. Some are questi...

New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress

...ry of the NBS, discussed the incidence and risk of vcjd transmission by blood transfusion. He reviewed the...ho opened the symposium, noted that concerns about vcjd are not limited to the UK and Europe, but that the...tal of 177 people have died or been diagnosed with vcjd in Britain, Ireland, France, Canada, Italy, Portug...
vCJD in Biological Technology

ProMetic announces Octapharma publication of PRDT'S prion removal resin in Octaplas(R) manufacturing process at 30th International Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion meeting in Macao SAR, China

... test for detection of the blood-borne form of the vcjd agent. "Over the past several months, we have fo...d Octapharma for taking a proactive stance against vcjd by investigation of a further safety feature to th... by MacoPharma for the elimination of TSEs such as vcjd in red blood cell concentrates. About Variant Cr...

ProMetic to obtain controlling stake in Pathogen Removal and Diagnostic Technologies Inc.

...progression to death over a 6 to 24 months period. vcjd first appeared in 1996 following a massive exposur...arance to the brain. Even though the first wave of vcjd cases has peaked, scientists remain concerned that... protein estimated a minimum of 3,800 asymptomatic vcjd carriers in the UK. The number could be much large...

ProMetic announces scale-up of prion removal resin in plasma product for biopharmaceutical use

...sible Spongiform Encephalopathies ("TSEs") such as vcjd in red blood cell concentrates. "ProMetic is ext...ceptible to vCJD, irrespective of genetic make-up. vcjd was initially transmitted to humans by the consump...y the transfusion of blood units from asymptomatic vcjd individuals threatens to increase the prevalence o...

ProMetic and MacoPharma announce successful completion of P-Capt(R) prion reduction filter clinical studies

... filter - Recent case of vcjd now means that all the population is susceptible t...sease - Increased concerns over "second wave" of vcjd in individuals with much lo... adds weight to the argument that a second wave of vcjd may be on the horizon with these individuals exhib...
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