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UTHealth researchers receive $11 million grant to study prion diseases

UTHealth researchers receive $11 million grant to study prion diseases

Actin filaments may be key to molecular machinery that forms, stores long-term memories

Actin filaments may be key to molecular machinery that forms, stores long-term memories

Advanced assay offers better sensitivity for detecting a prion disease affecting elk

Advanced assay offers better sensitivity for detecting a prion disease affecting elk

Novel mechanism identified to protect the brain from many neurodegenerative conditions

Novel mechanism identified to protect the brain from many neurodegenerative conditions

Novel quantitative method may reduce or eliminate need for invasive biopsies

Novel quantitative method may reduce or eliminate need for invasive biopsies

Researchers describe three cleaning procedures that effectively remove, disassemble α-Syn fibrils

Researchers describe three cleaning procedures that effectively remove, disassemble α-Syn fibrils

Alpha-synuclein protein involved in Parkinson's disease pathology does not behave like a 'prion'

Alpha-synuclein protein involved in Parkinson's disease pathology does not behave like a 'prion'

Scientists propose that Alzheimer's disease should be treated separately

Scientists propose that Alzheimer's disease should be treated separately

Signs of Alzheimer’s found in growth hormone patients

Signs of Alzheimer’s found in growth hormone patients

Newly discovered prion causes Multiple System Atrophy

Newly discovered prion causes Multiple System Atrophy

Prion protein could play a role in depression

Prion protein could play a role in depression

New study reveals how infectious proteins spread from gut to the brain

New study reveals how infectious proteins spread from gut to the brain

New monoclonal antibodies may provide blueprint for effective Alzheimer's disease treatments

New monoclonal antibodies may provide blueprint for effective Alzheimer's disease treatments

New study confirms neuroprotective role of PrPC against epilepsy

New study confirms neuroprotective role of PrPC against epilepsy

Research shows how prion-like proteins critical for maintaining long-term memories

Research shows how prion-like proteins critical for maintaining long-term memories

UAlberta scientists explore physical principles underlying formation of misfolded protein aggregates

UAlberta scientists explore physical principles underlying formation of misfolded protein aggregates

Prion variant offers “dramatic” protection against prion disease

Prion variant offers “dramatic” protection against prion disease

Academics from University of Zurich selected to receive EU's most prestigious research grant

Academics from University of Zurich selected to receive EU's most prestigious research grant

Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions

Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions

Reducing protocol time for 96-well PCR Assays

Reducing protocol time for 96-well PCR Assays