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September 28, 2016

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Parkinson's Study Could Pave Way for Early Detection Test

Aug. 29, 2016 — A test that can detect Parkinson's disease in the early stages of the illness has moved a step ... read more

Cascade of Events Leading to Prion Disease Described

Aug. 9, 2016 — New experiments in mice now enable researchers to evaluate prion disease progression and potential therapeutic interventions in vivo, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Scientists have clarified details in understanding the beneficial function of a type of protein normally associated with prion diseases of the brain, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy ... read more

Prion Disease Detected Soon After Infection, in Surprising Place in Mouse Brains

Sep. 22, 2015 — Prion diseases -- incurable, ultimately fatal, transmissible neurodegenerative disorders of mammals -- are believed to develop undetected in the brain over several years from infectious prion ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Multiple System Atrophy, a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson's disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, according to two new research ... read more

Sequestered Prion Protein Takes the Good Mood Away, Suggests New Hypothesis on Depression

Aug. 13, 2015 — The discovery of antidepressant drugs led to the first biochemical hypothesis of depression, known as the monoamine hypothesis. However, this hypothesis does not seem to fully explain the complexity ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Diagnosis of deadly brain conditions could be helped by new research that shows how infectious proteins that cause the disease spread. Research reveals how the proteins -- called prions -- spread ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Prions are fascinating, enigmatic, and might teach us not only about rare prion diseases like Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, mad cow disease, or scrapie, but also about other more common neurodgenerative ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of ... read more

Solving the Next Step in the Mystery of Prions

June 25, 2015 — Working towards the ultimate goal to develop therapeutics to treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and BSE (Mad Cow Disease), scientists are investigating the physical ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions, according to researchers. Prions are the protein-based infectious agents responsible for a group of diseases called transmissible ... read more

Possible Mechanism Underpinning Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases

Feb. 12, 2015 — Scientists have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. ... read more

Secrets of a Clump-Dissolving Protein Uncovered

Jan. 22, 2015 — Workhorse molecules called heat-shock proteins contribute to refolding proteins that were once misfolded and clumped, causing such disorders as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral ... read more

First Successful Vaccination Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Wasting Disease in Deer

Dec. 21, 2014 — Researchers say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: protecting US livestock from ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — Yeast cells can sometimes reverse the protein misfolding and clumping associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to new research. The finding contradicts the idea that once prion ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: First Evidence of a Rogue Protein

Dec. 2, 2014 — A rogue protein has been identified in multiple sclerosis, which attacks the body's central nervous system. Reporting for the first time, researchers believe this finding could pave the way for ... read more

Aug. 7, 2014 — The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients ... read more

Aug. 7, 2014 — A nasal brush test can rapidly and accurately diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder, according to a study. CJD is a prion disease. ... read more

June 18, 2014 — Neurogenesis, the self-repairing mechanism of the adult brain, can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Prion or Parkinson's, research shows. ... read more

New Test Detects Toxic Prions in Blood

June 12, 2014 — The first cases of mad cow disease in humans occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Several cases of secondary infections caused by ... read more

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