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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

New precautionary measures against the possible risk of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

New precautionary measures against the possible risk of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

DNA testing of one millionth sheep for scrapie susceptibility

DNA testing of one millionth sheep for scrapie susceptibility

300,000 mad French cows since the 1980's

300,000 mad French cows since the 1980's

Study indicates the number of people in the UK who could be incubating vCJD

Study indicates the number of people in the UK who could be incubating vCJD

Are we as crazy as mad cows?

Are we as crazy as mad cows?

Natural biological process by which yeast cells dismantle amyloid fibers

Natural biological process by which yeast cells dismantle amyloid fibers

No evidence of CJD associated with the Garden State Racetrack

No evidence of CJD associated with the Garden State Racetrack

New device filters blood supplies on-site reducing the possible transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

New device filters blood supplies on-site reducing the possible transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Design of artificial prion may aid fight against mad cow disease

Design of artificial prion may aid fight against mad cow disease