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Pioneering CJD treatment to be used on British patient


Doctors have been given permission to give a British man with CJD a pioneering treatment, in a world first.

There is currently no treatment for the rare but lethal brain disease, known as the human version of "mad cow disease".

Doctors in London were given permission for the trial use on a human for the first time by the Court of Protection.

Scientists say lab testing of the man-made antibody has been encouraging, but they admit they do not know how their patient will respond.

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