Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Mad cow disease' found on Scottish farm: govt

A case of BSE—commonly dubbed "mad cow disease"—has been found on a Scottish farm, though the isolated case posed no risk to human health, the devolved government in Edinburgh said Thursday.


A urine test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease may be possible

Researchers at the MRC Prion Unit at UCL have found that it may be possible to determine whether or not a person has sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD) by testing their urine for the presence of abnormal prion proteins.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

France reports lone case of mad cow disease

France has confirmed an isolated case of mad cow disease in a five-year-old cow that died in the northeast Ardennes region.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New study maps the progression of Parkinson's disease within the brain

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made advances in understanding the process involved in the progression and spread ...


Innovation in neurosurgery

As medical students, we don't get much intra-curricular exposure to surgery. Then there is the neurophobia, a chronic condition whose main symptom is the inability to apply knowledge of neuroscience to clinical situations. ...

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