10/19 Prions -'Mad Cow Dusease' -Alzheimer's

Not 'fit to print': scientific research shows a prion-alzheimer's connection. Prions, in meat fed protein-by-products, can be avoided by eating no meat, or vegetarian-fed meat. Meanwhile we're inundated w/ scare 'science news', tests, drugs 'science' re: alzheimer disease - causes unknown, and only diagnosable by autopsy

Archives show the US government was aware of the prion-meat-CJD connection since 2001

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HHS LAUNCHES EXPANDED PLAN TO COMBAT "MAD COW DISEASE"
Aug. 23, 2001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Secretary's action plan is on the Web at: frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/ getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-21145-filed.
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today unveiled a department-wide action plan outlining new steps to improve scientific understanding of BSE, commonly known as "mad cow disease," and related diseases known as TSEs. The plan incorporates a comprehensive approach to further strengthen surveillance, increase research resources, and expand existing inspection efforts to prevent BSE and TSEs from entering or taking hold in the United States. BSE (bovine spongioform encephalopathy) is a fatal disease that causes progressive neurological degeneration in cattle. It is one of a family of diseases called TSEs, or transmissible spongioform encephalopathies, named for sponge-like gaps that develop in the brain tissue of diseased animals or people. One TSE disease that affects humans is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a form of this disease, variant CJD (vCJD), is probably related to BSE cattle disease.There is strong scientific evidence the agent that causes BSE in cattle is the agent that causes vCJD in people....

*Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnosis | National Institute on Aging definitive Alzheimer’s diagnosis made only through autopsy after death,
*Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

*Alzheimer's Disease -Scientists do not know what causes Alzheimer’s. It may be a combination of various genetic and environmental factors...

* Three Drugs to Be Tested to Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Gina Kolata
* Anticipation running high for late-stage trial results: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and partner Elan Corp
* Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Now A Deadlier Threat To Elderly

* Memory lapses rarely foretell early dementia: ...a recent Lancet Neurology Journal summarized evidence from hundreds of studies and found up to half of Alzheimer's cases are associated with seven modifiable risk factors, including midlife obesity, depression and cognitive inactivity or low educational attainment...
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2016673136_memory06.html

samples from a growing body of PRION-ALZHEIMERS and other diseases research:

Researchers Identify New Biomarker for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the Human Form of Mad Cow Disease
3/9/11 News Release Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Findings Appear in PLoS ONE Journal

The Expanding Universe of Prion Diseases
http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat...
Prion Diseases and Prion Proteins
Prion diseases, sometimes referred to as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), affect a variety of mammals. These neurodegenerative diseases are incurable, with pathogenesis in the central nervous system leading slowly but inexorably to death. These diseases are exemplified in humans by Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) – A type of Human Prion Disease

Tau, prions and Aβ: the triad of neurodegeneration.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3015202/
Tau, prions and Aβ: ... tau phosphorylation consistently occurs in sporadic CJD, in the absence of amyloid plaques.

Spreading of tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease by cell-to-cell transmission
First published online: DOI: 10.1111/ejn.12229< pages 1939–1948, June 2013>
European Journal of Neuroscience Special Issue: Volume 37, Issue 12, THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF AGING AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Prepared Tau Exon-Specific Antibodies Revealed Distinct Profiles of Tau in CSF of the Patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

Cao Chen, Qi Shi, Bao-Yun Zhang, Gui-Rong Wang, Wei Zhou, Chen Gao, Chan Tian, Guo-Yong Mei, Yan-Ling Han, Jun Han, Xiao-Ping Dong
PLoS One. 2010; 5(7): e11886. Published online 2010 July 29. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011886 PMCID: PMC2912377