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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Proteins Link Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease By Diana Kwon, Scientific American In the human form of mad cow disease, called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a person’s brain deteriorates—literally developing holes that cause rapidly progressing dementia. The condition is fatal within one year in 90 percent of cases. The culprits behind the disease are prions—misfolded proteins […]

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