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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Disease Epidemic UK ministers might fund a renewed investigation of “hidden” mad cow disease infection in the British population. The government discussed the issue in response to a select committee report on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), the human version of mad cow disease. Both are prion diseases (also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies–or TSEs). Prions also […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Infectious Proteins Driving Neurodegeneration The 1997 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to the American Stanley Prusiner for his pioneering discovery of an entirely new genre of disease-causing agents and the elucidation of the underlying principles of their mode of action. Stanley Prusiner has added prions to the list of well known infectious […]

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