Category: Prion Disease

Prion Disease

health and sustainability

Infectious Waste Mismanaged Neurodegenerative disease is rapidly becoming the leading cause of death worldwide. Misinformation and mismanagement from industry and government are fueling a public health disaster around the world. Science is being ignored. Research is being blocked. Unfortunately, infectious waste and lies also are being spread like fertilizer. Food, water and other pathways are […]

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prion disease and TSE

Prion Disease Never An Isolated Event Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced yesterday that an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama tested positive for prion disease. Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), […]

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Prion Disease Never Isolated Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced yesterday that an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama tested positive for prion disease. Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease, the […]

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prion disease and TSE

Plan Ignores Source Of Prion Disease Norway and the greater Scandinavian region are experiencing some of the highest rates of neurodegenerative disease in the world. The human epidemic is fueling a related epidemic among wildlife. Norway will slaughter hundreds of reindeer to tackle a mere symptom of a bigger problem. Mismanagement is pouring fuel on […]

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prion disease and TSE

Caregivers, Family At Risk Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s getting worse every day thanks to mismanagement and misinformation. Infectious proteins known as prions are involved with most forms of neurodegenerative disease. Prion disease is known in neurology as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” The global epidemic […]

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prion disease and TSE

Wildlife Contracting Prion Disease From Humans Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping […]

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prion disease and TSE

Wastewater Reclamation Spreading Brain Disease Neurodegenerative diseases are the fastest-growing causes of death around the world. The mismanagement of infectious waste is contributing to the epidemic, including the autism epidemic. Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for his pioneering research on deadly prions—an infectious form of protein that connects a deadly spectrum […]

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prion disease and TSE

Biosolids Spreading Prion Disease Neurodegenerative disease is the leading cause of death around the world. Brain disease also continues to expand in wildlife. What’s the connection? Keep reading to find out why: Alzheimer’s disease is an infectious prion disease; Prion infectivity is in the bodily fluids of those with prion disease; Wastewater treatment plants are spreading […]

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health and sustainability

Contamination Spreading Brain Disease In Humans, Wildlife and Livestock In 1972, world leaders realized that dumping millions of tons of sewage sludge into the oceans killed entire underwater ecosystems. Some nations stopped the dumping immediately, while others did not. The U.S., for example, finally passed the Ocean Dumping Ban Act of 1988. It required dumping all municipal […]

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prion disease and TSE

Prion Disease Spreading Globally Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering, naming and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the rising importance of his research. Unfortunately, U.S. policy on many […]

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