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Fatal brain disease spreads in Britain

March 30th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Nearly 40 people in Britain are at risk of developing a fatal brain disease through infected medical instruments, a media report said.CJD or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is ... Read more...

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New biomarker for fatal brain disease identified

March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have identified the first disease-specific biomarker for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), a universally fatal, degenerative brain disease for which there is no cure.sCJD is one of the ... Read more...

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Gene therapy helps two kids suffering from fatal brain disease

November 6th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Scientists are reporting a new breakthrough in the ongoing battle against a fatal brain disease called adrenoleukodystrophy using gene therapy.The brain condition is hereditary and is characterized by ... Read more...

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Popular cancer drug linked to fatal brain virus

May 19th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) The 57-year-old lawyer had completed the tough New York Times' Saturday crossword puzzle for years. But one Saturday morning, he just couldn't find words to fill in the ... Read more...

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Popular cancer drug rituximab may lead to oft-fatal viral brain infection

May 19th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Scientists are concerned that the popular cancer drug, rituximab, may increase a person's chances of acquiring an often fatal viral brain infection, known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalitis (PML), ... Read more...

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