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Research opens up new directions for studying prion diseases in humans

Research opens up new directions for studying prion diseases in humans

Fundamental insights in how amyloid fibers form

Fundamental insights in how amyloid fibers form

Novel insights into how prion and other neurodegenerative diseases develop

Novel insights into how prion and other neurodegenerative diseases develop

Genesis Bioventures signs agreement for control of Mad Cow diagnostic company

Genesis Bioventures signs agreement for control of Mad Cow diagnostic company

Scientists watch agents of brain-wasting diseases invade and move within brain cells

Scientists watch agents of brain-wasting diseases invade and move within brain cells

Premature use of stem cell therapy could put patients at risk

Premature use of stem cell therapy could put patients at risk

Faulty folding of protein in the environment may cause disease

Faulty folding of protein in the environment may cause disease

Study sheds light on why normal prion proteins may experience age-related mutations in inherited diseases

Study sheds light on why normal prion proteins may experience age-related mutations in inherited diseases

Strongest evidence yet that infectious misformed proteins cause mad cow disease

Strongest evidence yet that infectious misformed proteins cause mad cow disease

Researchers and drug giant team up to find cure for CJD

Researchers and drug giant team up to find cure for CJD

Fibril shape is the basis of prion strains and cross-species prion infection

Fibril shape is the basis of prion strains and cross-species prion infection

Research into how prions act in the brain could hold the key to defeating diseases

Research into how prions act in the brain could hold the key to defeating diseases

Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, conformation-dependent immunoassay

Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, conformation-dependent immunoassay

Prions, previously thought to accumulate mainly in the brain can also infect other organs

Prions, previously thought to accumulate mainly in the brain can also infect other organs

Turning off cell suicide switch fails to stop prion damage

Turning off cell suicide switch fails to stop prion damage

Movies help explain how proteins gather into clusters called amyloid fibrils

Movies help explain how proteins gather into clusters called amyloid fibrils

Statement from U.S. Department of Agriculture on an inconclusive BSE test result

Statement from U.S. Department of Agriculture on an inconclusive BSE test result

Mad cow disease prions can be removed from blood

Mad cow disease prions can be removed from blood

Large-scale screening programme of tonsil tissue is the only way of identifying the true incidence of vCJD infection

Large-scale screening programme of tonsil tissue is the only way of identifying the true incidence of vCJD infection

Amyloid growth can occur independently of oligomers

Amyloid growth can occur independently of oligomers