Recently, doctors have started to enter a special blood test that can detect mad cow disease in humans. Never such a test did not give erroneous results in the presence or absence of disease of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease ("disease of cannibals"). This disease of the cerebral cortex and basal ganglia and spinal cord. This information confirms scientist John Collinge.
To date diagnosis of such disease was quite time consuming, as the presence of disease can be determined only by biopsy of the tonsils. Planned special tests on five thousand samples. If the test is successful, it will continue to fifty thousands of blood donors in the UK. Up to now about the disease rather little information. We only know that once in the body, prion protein accumulates in the cell and interacts with normal protein, changing its structure.
As a result of infection of this terrible disease on the cell surface increases the amount of abnormal proteins that block all processes. Eventually the cell dies. The disease is actively progressing: a couple of years is severe dementia, epilepsy and visual impairment. Unfortunately, this disease annually takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, and effective treatment yet. Possibly, the positive trend of recent years in the work of American researchers develop into more significant results, based on which, you can display special medication or outpatient treatment from the disease.