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  • n. variant CJD, a form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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  • What causes progressive neurological diseases like "mad-cow" disease or vCJD? vCJD is caused by an unusual protein called a prion (proteinaceous infectious particle).

    Mad-cow Disease

  • In his 1997 book "Deadly Feasts," Richard Rhodes warned that the human variant of mad cow, known as vCJD, might kill as many as 500,000 people a year in Britain alone.

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  • Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ( "vCJD") is characterized by the accumulation of large deposits of misfolded prion protein in the brain and the nervous system and the appearance of sponge-like holes in the brain causing a fatal degenerative CNS disorder.

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  • Another type of rogue protein - the prions - which cause diseases such as vCJD, are thought to be able to twist themselves into a shape which gives them the ability to "infect" nearby healthy tissue.

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  • The filter, which 'cleans' blood prior to use, removes the prion responsible for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease ( "vCJD").

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  • Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ( "vCJD") is characterized by the accumulation of large deposits of misfolded prion protein in the brain and the nervous system.

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  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Feb 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX Disease ( "vCJD") remains 'a very real and continuing threat to

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  • However, ingestion of cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) overseas appears to be related to human deaths from a new variant of a previously identified neurologic disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).

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  • Second, at least 80 people in the United Kingdom developed a progressive neurological disease called variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (vCJD) that may have resulted from eating meat prepared from cows with "mad-cow" disease.

    Mad-cow Disease

  • Prions are found in the brains of cows with "mad-cow" disease and in the brains of humans with vCJD.

    Mad-cow Disease

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