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Help with CJD Autopsy and Research

Dr. Bastian MD, is asking for blood samples and cerebrospinal fluid to use in research for a possible CJD test, which if possible could result in a vaccine.  Family members can also donate blood for research.


Dr. Frank O. Bastian
LSU
Baton Rouge Ag Center
Department of Veterinary Medicine
111 Dalrymple Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-4194
email: FBastian@agcenter.lsu.edu

08/14/11 Dr. Bastian seeks support after loosing research equipment in Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Bastian now continues his work at Tulane and at LSU in Baton Rouge, and his research has reached an exciting stage. He has previously shown that a wall-less bacterium, spiroplasma, in consistently associated with TSE's.

Excerpt from Dr. Bastian: "I am planning an experiment to show that spiroplasma infection triggers prion formation in CJD which is the last part of the puzzle. We have to get the World going in the right direction. In order to do this I need to purchase a sonicater system costing $ 7,500.00 to be installed at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans.

Government funding is impossible so I am inquiring regarding the possibility of obtaining donations to this end."

Donations can be sent to:

Fund for CJD Research
Frank O. Bastian, MD (administrator)
Attention: Brandon D. Sita, Vice President
JPMorgan Chase Bank
2200 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

Frank O. Bastian, MD
Professor of Veterinary Science
LSU Agriculture Center

 



CJD Autopsy and Research Information

INFORMATION and help with BRAIN AUTOPSY arrangements available through NATIONAL PRION DISEASE SURVEILLANCE CENTER  www.cjdsurveillance.com

Dr. Pierluigi Gambetti, Director
National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
Institute of Pathology
Room 419, Case Western Reserve University
2085 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
Telephone: (216) 368-0587
Fax: (216) 368-4090
Telephone 216-368-0587
Email: cjdsurv@cwru.edu
E
mail cjdsurveillance@cwru.edu
 


CJD Research Information

Scientists are conducting biochemical analyses of brain tissue, blood, spinal fluid, urine, and serum in hope of determining the nature of the transmissible agent or agents causing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. To help with this research, they are seeking biopsy and autopsy tissue, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid from patients with CJD and related diseases. The following investigators have expressed an interest in receiving such material:

Dr. Pierluigi Gambetti, Director
National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
Institute of Pathology
Room 419, Case Western Reserve University
2085 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
Telephone: (216) 368-0587
Fax: (216) 368-4090
Email: cjdsurv@cwru.edu
E
mail cjdsurveillance@cwru.edu
www.cjdsurveillance.com

Dr. Laura Manuelidis
Yale University School of Medicine
Section of Neuropathology
310 Cedar Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Telephone: (203) 785-4442

Dr. Stephen DeArmond or Dr. Stanley Prusiner
Department of Pathology/Neuropathology Unit
HSW 430
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California 94143
Telephone: (415) 476-523

 

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