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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare but fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is no effective treatment. New variant CJD is associated with eating beef from cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The 2003 annual report of the CJD Surveillance Unit in the UK suggests that the number of cases has passed its peak although there are still concerns that the number of cases may reach epidemic proportions.

Find-a-Drug is collaborating with Dr Beining Chen of Sheffield University Chemistry Department. Her research group benefits from funding by the Department of Health and the Find-a-Drug project is expected to identify many more molecules to consider making and testing.