Category: Prion Disease

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies The U.S. government’s monitoring system for cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal human brain illness, could be missing tens of thousands of victims, scientists and consumer advocates said. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or CJD can be caused by prion exposure, including eating beef contaminated with mad cow disease,┬ábut the critics assert without a better […]

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Prions Cause Many Neurological Disorders By Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel-Prize Laureate, Prion Discovery and Research Fifteen years ago I evoked a good deal of skepticism when I proposed that the infectious agents causing certain degenerative disorders of the central nervous system in animals and, more rarely, in humans might consist of protein and nothing else. […]

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