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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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Alzheimer’s disease infectious? Researchers suggest in study

Can Alzheimer’s disease be passed on from person-to-person by such means as blood transfusions or contaminated surgical instruments? New research from scientists from the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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Kuru: A tale of cannibalism and rogue-proteins

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s, it was noticed that people (mostly women) of the Fore tribe were dying of what was originally thought to be a genetic disorder since it happened among family More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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Scripps Research Institute: Tacrolimus and astemizole may be effective in treating human prion disease

Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of rare progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals, according to the CDC. Contracting this disease More...


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