Study shows infectious prions can arise spontaneously in normal brain tissue

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    Study shows infectious prions can arise spontaneously in normal brain tissue
     
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    Medical mystery...
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    Boy Without a Cerebellum Baffles Doctors
    Feb 12, 2011 – Heather and David Britton want everyone to understand a few things about their giggling, bespectacled 3-year-old son, Chase. "He's happy. We call him the Little Gremlin. He loves to play tricks on people. He loves to sing. His goal in life is to make people smile," Heather Britton told AOL News.
     
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    I hate to break the news to those guys, but normal brain tissue does not grow on steel wires.
     
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    Granny says sometimes Uncle Ferd's brain don't get the message...
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    Brain disorder 'messaging clue'
    13 March 2011 - Nerve fibres are 'message highways'
     
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    Getting drugs to brain cells has hampered medical advances...
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    Breakthrough in delivering drugs to the brain
    20 March 2011 - A new way of delivering drugs to the brain has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford.

     
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    Good use of animal trials...
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    Study shows possible breakthrough for cerebral palsy
    18 Apr.`12 - A new treatment helped rabbits born with cerebral palsy regain near-normal mobility, offering hope of a potential breakthrough in treating humans with the incurable disorder, researchers said Wednesday.
     
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    Early-onset Alzheimer's strikes families fast and ferociously
    30 May 2012 - Alzheimer's is thought of as a disease of the elderly. But the early-onset form of the disease can wreak havoc for young people and their families.
     
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    Researchers say Parkinson's cure may lie in the human nose
    23 June`12 LOUIVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville researchers hoping to find a cure for Parkinson's disease have discovered an unlikely potential treatment — stem cells from the human nose.
     
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    Anti-Alzheimer's gene found...
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    Scientists find anti-Alzheimer's gene mutation
    12 July`12 - Scientists have found a genetic mutation they say protects against Alzheimer's disease and holds promise for a possible treatment for this form of dementia.
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    Alzheimer's 'early signs timeline developed'
    11 July 2012 - Protein plaques in the brain indicate Alzheimer's disease
     
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    Popcorn ingredient linked to Alzheimer's
    Aug. 8,`12 (UPI) -- Diacetyl, a flavoring used to produce the buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn and other food, may be linked to Alzheimer's, U.S. researchers say.
     
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