Dr. Bastian's Latest Research. A Breakthrough?
Dr. Bastian's latest research is making waves. Some are calling it a breakthrough.
Below is an article from MedPageToday.com. It references Dr. Bastian's paper appearing in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology.
Authors of a new paper appearing the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology claim to have developed a platform for diagnosing and perhaps preventing transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease without looking for malformed prion proteins.
It's the latest in a 40-year program by Frank Bastian, MD, of Louisiana State University, aiming to show that Spiroplasma bacteria -- not prions -- are responsible for TSEs. In a 1979 paper, he reported finding the organisms in autopsied samples from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patients, and in subsequent research he made similar findings in animal TSEs including scrapie and chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Read the rest of the MedPageToday article HERE.
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