Category: Prion Disease

Prion Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease Spreading Chronic wasting disease, the deer-equivalent of mad cow disease, has crept across the U.S. landscape from west to east. It appeared first in captive mule deer in Colorado in the late 1960s. By 1981, it had escaped to the wild. It reached the Midwest by 2002. Little is known about its […]

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Carriers Can Infect Others With Prion Disease Around one person in 2,000 in Britain carries the protein linked to the human version of mad cow disease, a figure higher than previous estimates, a study said on Tuesday. But how many people will actually develop the crippling and ultimately fatal disease is unknown, its authors say. […]

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Wolves Key Part Of Biodiversity When attempting to manage wolf populations in our modern world, we must admit that the threat of prion contamination in our watersheds and food chain now poses a much greater risk to several industries, human health, and homeland security than our god-given wolves ever did. In fact, predators are one […]

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Caregivers In Harm’s Way Approximately 50 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s and some related diseases fit the definition of a global epidemic. A new book by Gary R. Chandler explains why some, if not all, forms […]

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Many Factors Driving Alzheimer’s Disease Epidemic Approximately 40 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s and several related diseases seem to fit the definition of a global epidemic. Alzheimer’s disease deaths in the U.S. alone increased 68 percent […]

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