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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

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

John Reid has announced further developments concerning variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

John Reid has announced further developments concerning variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Chiron acquires a variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research company

Chiron acquires a variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research company

The prion appears to function as an evolutionary stepping stone

The prion appears to function as an evolutionary stepping stone

Second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease infection that was probably caused by blood transfusion

Second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease infection that was probably caused by blood transfusion

Scientists have produced a prion protein that can trigger the development of a neurological disorder similar to "mad cow" disease

Scientists have produced a prion protein that can trigger the development of a neurological disorder similar to "mad cow" disease