Navigation Links
Review Finds No Evidence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Are Infectious
Date:2/4/2013

lowing injury. The result can be an extremely slow rate of growth, resulting in shorter-than-average stature.

For affected patients, daily growth hormone injections are the standard of care. Prior to the development of synthetic growth hormone in 1985, this typically involved the use of hormones extracted from the pituitary glands of cadavers.

The authors said that between 1963 and 1985, roughly 7,700 American patients were treated with cadaver-derived growth hormone as part of a national program.

This practice was stopped, however, following the revelation that during the 1980s about 200 patients in the United States and abroad developed a rare and fatal brain disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after having been injected with cadaver-derived growth hormone that was contaminated with abnormal proteins.

The new analysis revealed that, despite possible exposure to contaminated proteins, none of the patients who had undergone treatment with growth hormone from cadavers faced a higher risk for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, frontotemporal lobar degeneration or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

"The bottom-line fear is that diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's might be transmissible and possibly infectious, which could be an issue beyond just human growth hormone patients," Trojanowski said. "Just think of all the organ transplants done in the U.S., and the risk of disease transmission if some of them use material that came from Alzheimer's or Parkinson's patients."

"This [new] study is not absolute proof that such transmissions can't happen," he acknowledged. "But, to my mind, it considerably allays such concerns."

Cheryl Grady, a senior scientist with the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, agreed.

"I'm not at all surprised by these results," Grady said. "The only neuro-degenerative disease that I'm aware of as being transmittable is what people call mad cow disease, a
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Diabetics Who Used the Diabetes Drug Actos and Then Developed Bladder Cancer to Call the Johnson Law Group for a Legal Review - Get Compensated
2. How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores
3. How “Cold Sore Free Forever” Treats Cold Sores Safely – HealthReviewCenter.com
4. Easy On Hold Reviews Latest Small Business Phone Systems for Music On Hold Ease and Functionality
5. Fibroid Treatment
6. How “Fibroids Miracle” Helps Women Remove Fibroid Naturally – HealthReviewCenter.com
7. Home Remedies For Yeast Infection
8. How “Natural Cure For Yeast Infection” Helps People Treat Candida Permanently – Health Review Center
9. Cellulite Factor: Review Examining Dr. Charles Livingston’s Program Released By CelluliteFactorReviews.org
10. Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review
11. Merrill DataSite Releases New Industry Insight on Jan 28th: 2012 M&A Review
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Review Finds No Evidence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Are Infectious
(Date:5/25/2015)... Decora Preset 60 Minute Countdown Timer , a ... Hardware City.’ The product helps in automatically switching off any ... the related electronic device is automatically turned off after the ... said, “We are glad that this amazing product is now ... Timer Switch in just a few clicks. The product has ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Orion, Clarkston, Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... which will allow them to take pressure measurements in ... bladder function. The doctor usually orders it if they ... overactive bladder (OAB). , Women’s Excellence in ... have problems with unwanted urinary leakage or problems with ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana ... Inc. (MTA) has selected IFN as a fiber transport ... Sales Manager, fiber route diversity and network redundancy are ... MTA with the diverse fiber transport from their Merrillville ... voice carriers located at Henry Street in Indianapolis, IN. ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 23, 2015 On May 13, Nithyananda ... a youngster's yogic power learned through meditation and initiation ... in Bangalore, India. , Yogamaatha, a nine-year-old girl from ... high profile professionals attending the 2015 Business Advocacy Summit ... -- blindfolded. , In a demonstration that lasted ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... Manufacturers are now required to produce water heaters with ... in the field agree that the regulation is aimed at ... is what miles per gallon is to your car. The ... minimum HSPF score has been raised to 8.2, technology has ... of 12. Indeed, the regulation was welcomed by environmentalist, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Leviton's Decora 60 Minute Countdown Timer Available On ‘The Hardware City’ 2Health News:Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Enables Midwest Telecom of America with Fiber Route Diversity 2Health News:Nine-Year-Old Reads Blindfolded at Business Advocacy Summit 2Health News:Nine-Year-Old Reads Blindfolded at Business Advocacy Summit 3Health News:Parker & Sons Welcomes the Department of Energy’s Water Heater Regulation 2
... , ... ... ... ...
... , ... ... , , ... ...
... , ... ... ... ...
... The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, researchers ... early-stage bladder cancer, is a cost-effective method of detecting tumors. ... as well as the number of false positives that may ... The study was presented today in advance of the ...
... The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global ... Paul Gaist, PhD, MPH, adjunct professor at the ... explores the pursuits and potential of community-based organizations ... public health. "At a time of unprecedented ...
... makes a difference, researchers say , WEDNESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay ... reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, but whole grains ... show. , U.S. researchers analyzed data from 39,765 men in ... Nurses, Health Study I and II. None of the participants ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Osteotech to Present at the Canaccord Adams Musculoskeletal Conference 2Health News:Osteotech to Present at the Canaccord Adams Musculoskeletal Conference 3Health News:Complex New Guidelines From Multiple Organizations Confuses Men About Prostate Cancer Screening 2Health News:Complex New Guidelines From Multiple Organizations Confuses Men About Prostate Cancer Screening 3Health News:Complex New Guidelines From Multiple Organizations Confuses Men About Prostate Cancer Screening 4Health News:Complex New Guidelines From Multiple Organizations Confuses Men About Prostate Cancer Screening 5Health News:Virtual Dental Home to Provide Care to Underserved Communities in California 2Health News:Virtual Dental Home to Provide Care to Underserved Communities in California 3Health News:Virtual Dental Home to Provide Care to Underserved Communities in California 4Health News:Virtual Dental Home to Provide Care to Underserved Communities in California 5Health News:Virtual Dental Home to Provide Care to Underserved Communities in California 6Health News:Virtual Dental Home to Provide Care to Underserved Communities in California 7Health News:Virtual Dental Home to Provide Care to Underserved Communities in California 8Health News:Virtual Dental Home to Provide Care to Underserved Communities in California 9Health News:Costly tests may not help detect bladder cancer recurrence, M. D. Anderson study finds 2Health News:'Igniting the Power of Community: The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public Health' 2Health News:Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015 AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for ... that interim chief executive officer Howie Rosen ... chief financial officer Tim Morris will be ... the two presentations are as follows: Jefferies ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Research ... the addition of the "North American ... Digit Replacement, Elbow Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee ... report to their offering. ,     (Logo: ... was valued at $4,470.9 million in 2014 ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... Research and Markets ( ... "North American Active Wound Care Market by ... & Ulcer), by End-User (In-Patient, & Out-Paient) - ... their offering. ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,The North ... grow at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2014 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences In June 2North American Joint Reconstruction Market 2015-2019 - Zimmer Holdings, DePuy Synthes Companies, Stryker, Biomet & Smith & Nephew Dominates the $4.4 Billion Market 2North American Active Wound Care Market 2015-2019 with Smith and Nephew, Molyncke HealthCare & ConvaTec Dominating 2
... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , July 8 ... patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for drug discovery, ... Series B equity financing.  The financing round was ... by Mitsubishi UFJ Capital and ATEL Ventures.  All current ...
... DALLAS , July 8, 2010 ... , Russia , India and China ) ... total BRIC patient monitoring devices,market is expected to be worth ... expected to account for nearly 62.9% of the total revenues. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:iPierian Closes $22 Million Series B Financing Led By Google Ventures 2iPierian Closes $22 Million Series B Financing Led By Google Ventures 3New Report Patient Monitoring Emerging Markets (BRIC - Brazil, Russia, India and China) 2010 - 2014 Published by MarketsandMarkets 2New Report Patient Monitoring Emerging Markets (BRIC - Brazil, Russia, India and China) 2010 - 2014 Published by MarketsandMarkets 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: