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Study finds no damaging role for microglia during retinal prion disease in mice

Study finds no damaging role for microglia during retinal prion disease in mice

Skin samples hold early signs of prion disease, research suggests

Skin samples hold early signs of prion disease, research suggests

Major soil organic matter compound battles chronic wasting disease

Major soil organic matter compound battles chronic wasting disease

Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

Scientists find evidence of prions in the eyes of CJD patients

Scientists find evidence of prions in the eyes of CJD patients

Researchers produce artificial antibody capable of blocking prions in the laboratory

Researchers produce artificial antibody capable of blocking prions in the laboratory

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

Microglia may play key role in slowing progression of prion diseases, research suggests

Microglia may play key role in slowing progression of prion diseases, research suggests

The Truth Behind Donating Your Body to a Medical School

The Truth Behind Donating Your Body to a Medical School

Study finds no evidence of chronic wasting disease transmissibility in macaques

Study finds no evidence of chronic wasting disease transmissibility in macaques

Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission

Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission

TSRI research offers explanation for why neurons die off in Parkinson's disease

TSRI research offers explanation for why neurons die off in Parkinson's disease

NIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

NIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

‘Sushi-like’ nanodiscs provide structural snapshots of misfolding proteins

‘Sushi-like’ nanodiscs provide structural snapshots of misfolding proteins

Researchers win NIH grants for Alzheimer's research on Amish resilience and rapid onset

Researchers win NIH grants for Alzheimer's research on Amish resilience and rapid onset

Study points to possible targets for therapeutic intervention in the fight against ALS

Study points to possible targets for therapeutic intervention in the fight against ALS

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patients harbor infectious prions in their skin

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patients harbor infectious prions in their skin

Scientists detect pathological prion protein in skin of CJD patients

Scientists detect pathological prion protein in skin of CJD patients

Scientists develop new method to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the lab

Scientists develop new method to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the lab

Researchers discover important link between Parkinson's and prion diseases

Researchers discover important link between Parkinson's and prion diseases