Skin Can Transmit Prion Disease

Skin Can Transmit Prion Disease

Prion Contamination Causing Disease Transmission Researchers have found abnormal prion protein in the skin of 23 people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). Meanwhile exposing mice to skin tissue taken from the CJD patients caused them to develop prion...
Skin Can Transmit Prion Disease

Prions Cause Neurodegenerative Disease

Deadly Proteins Behind Many Brain Diseases 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...
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