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Mad Cow Disease or BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is a progressive neurological disorder of cattle that results from infection by an unusual transmissible agent called a prion. The nature of the transmissible agent is not well understood. Currently, the most accepted theory is that the agent is a modified form of a normal protein known as prion protein. For reasons that are not yet understood, the normal prion protein changes into a pathogenic (harmful) form that then damages the central nervous system of cattle.
Researchers identify a protein that facilitates spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus through cells

Researchers identify a protein that facilitates spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus through cells

New treatment approach for Alzheimer's disease

New treatment approach for Alzheimer's disease

New breakthrough may help cure prion disease

New breakthrough may help cure prion disease

Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers to examine biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for Alzheimer’s

Researchers to examine biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for Alzheimer’s

DNA-modulated liquid droplets may explain how prion proteins clump

DNA-modulated liquid droplets may explain how prion proteins clump

Game-changing diagnostic test for prion diseases

Game-changing diagnostic test for prion diseases

New NIH grant to support innovative skin testing approach for diagnosing Parkinson's disease

New NIH grant to support innovative skin testing approach for diagnosing Parkinson's disease

Scientist wins two-year grant for diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's via innovative skin test

Scientist wins two-year grant for diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's via innovative skin test

Prion disease in mice treated successfully with antisense oligonucleotides

Prion disease in mice treated successfully with antisense oligonucleotides

Researchers develop new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice

Researchers develop new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice

"Zombie Deer" disease scare

"Zombie Deer" disease scare

Skin samples hold early signs of prion disease, research suggests

Skin samples hold early signs of prion disease, research suggests

Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Eyes may be portal for prions to enter the body finds study

Eyes may be portal for prions to enter the body finds study

Researchers produce artificial antibody capable of blocking prions in the laboratory

Researchers produce artificial antibody capable of blocking prions in the laboratory

Mad Cow disease found on Aberdeenshire farm

Mad Cow disease found on Aberdeenshire farm

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

Hsp90 protein appears to stimulate exosome release

Hsp90 protein appears to stimulate exosome release

UConn microbiologists find evidence for antibiotic resistance in leech's gut

UConn microbiologists find evidence for antibiotic resistance in leech's gut