Essays Tagged: "Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease"

Mad Cow Disease, Talks about the growing concerns

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), better know as Mad cow disease is a relatively new disease. Most sources state that BSE first showed up in Great Britain in ... June, 1988 [Dealler stats. p.1]. Spongiform encephalopathies are invariable fatal neurodegenerative diseases and there is no treatment nor is there a cure for this disease [Greger p.1]. The recent sca ... se [Greger p.1]. The recent scare of BSE has arisen because of the contraction of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD: see Appendix B) in humans from eating beef products. Although there are many forms of ...

(8 pages) 142 0 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Prions

letely proved.Prion stands for "proteinaceous infectious particles". Prions are known to cause many diseases involved with nervous systems like the brain. They are the ones that cause the well known " ... mad cow " disesase in Britain and "scrapie" for animals. For humans they are known to cause a rare disease in Papua New Guinea called Kuru ( or "laughing death") which striked only the cannibals in t ...

(7 pages) 70 0 3.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Mad Cow Disease: Spongiform Encephalopathy (Epidemics).

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or Mad Cow Disease, degenerativebrain disorder of cattle. Symptoms in cows include loss of coordination and a t ... e reveal holes in the brain tissue that give it a spongy, orspongiform, texture. Similar spongiform diseases have been recognized in humans(for example, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or CJD) for over a ce ... ed that the program will eradicate BSE in Britain bythe end of 1999.Since the initial report of the disease, there has been fear and speculationthat it might be transferable to humans through milk or ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Speech on different pathogens and the diseases they cause.

rions, viruses, bacteria, protozoans, fungi and macro-parasites. These are all pathogens that cause diseases. I will also be giving examples of the diseases that these pathogens cause.Prions are infec ... t these pathogens cause.Prions are infectious agents which do not have a nucleic acid genome. Prion diseases are often called spongiform encephalopathies (mad cows disease) because of the post mortem ...

(2 pages) 114 1 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Media and Mad Cow Disease

The Media and Mad Cow DiseaseMad cow disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy is a disease that was commonly found in s ... inimal" risk of infection, and milk and dairy products are safe.Now for a little history on Mad Cow Disease: It was a disease prevalent in sheep for hundreds of years (Scrapie) and then it crossed the ... in Britain about 15 years ago where it is known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE. Mad Cow Disease is just a nickname-the cows do not actually go mad. The British government just recently dec ...

(3 pages) 46 2 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The media and mad cow disease

The Media and Mad Cow DiseaseMad cow disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy is a disease that was most commonly found ... inimal" risk of infection, and milk and dairy products are safe.Now for a little history on Mad Cow Disease: It was a disease that was typical in sheep for hundreds of years (Scrapie) and then it cros ... in Britain about 15 years ago where it is known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE. Mad Cow Disease is just a nickname-the cows do not actually go mad. The British government just recently dec ...

(3 pages) 88 2 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Are Viruses, Prions and Viriods Alive?

ife is and what the properties of life are. The capabilities of viruses, viroids and prions and the diseases they cause. Should they be considered 'alive' if they only contain a few of life's properti ... ties represent life in animals, plants and humans.All livings things are susceptible to illness and disease, with viruses being a major cause; they also alter the behaviour of the host of whom they oc ...

(3 pages) 36 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

True Nature Of Prions

particle,' which refers to a recently determined hypothesis that the infectious agent causing these diseases consists only of protein, with no nucleic acid genome (all previously known pathogens, such ... ms that were all missing this portion of their DNA. All of these mice were then inoculated with the disease causing prion form of this protein. The mice were able to survive without the protein, indic ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

CJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) originates from an infectious agent that infected sheep, which crossed the species bar ... n to epidemic proportions. Export of contaminated meat and bone meal and live cattle incubating the disease caused the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to other countries. Bovine spongiform ... ncephalopathy to other countries. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy caused variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease that entered into the human food chain. CJD is a disease primarily affecting the nervous sys ...

(2 pages) 574 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob DiseaseCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD, also known as Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease) is one of a group of ... be the proteins he identified that cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), or prion diseases. Prusiner was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine in 1997 for his discovery ... precise role of the prion protein in normal nerve cell function has yet to be determined. In prion disease, PrPC somehow manages to change shape from a primarily helical structure to a pleated sheet ...

(8 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2011

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or CJD is a degenerative neurological disorder that is incurable and invariably fatal this p ... ther common causes a type of dementia that gets worse unusually fast. Symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) sometimes resemble those of other dementia-like brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's, ... le per year worldwide; in the United States there are about 300 cases per year (""Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet," NINDS").Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, occur when prion protein, which is found thr ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Signs and Symptoms of HIV, Malaria, Creutzfeldt- Jacob disease, Herpes, Cholera, Hypothyroidism, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Swine Flu

Unit DiseaseSigns and SymptomsHIVMany people who are HIV-positive do not experience any symptoms ... iting flu-like symptoms followed by internal bleeding kidney and liver failureCreutzfeldt- Jacob diseaseCJD is caused by an abnormal protein, called prion, which affects the nervous system. CJD ... etimes called the "great mimicker" because it causes symptoms that occur in many other neurological diseases. These symptoms include: Behavioral and personality changes Confusion and memory problems D ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology