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Adlyfe receives award from the development of blood test for animal prion diseases

Adlyfe receives award from the development of blood test for animal prion diseases

New surgical cleaning process reduces risk of vCJD

New surgical cleaning process reduces risk of vCJD

Research opens up new directions for studying prion diseases in humans

Research opens up new directions for studying prion diseases in humans

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

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

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

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

Mad cow disease prions can be removed from blood

Mad cow disease prions can be removed from blood

Amyloid growth can occur independently of oligomers

Amyloid growth can occur independently of oligomers

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

DNA testing of one millionth sheep for scrapie susceptibility

DNA testing of one millionth sheep for scrapie susceptibility

No evidence of CJD associated with the Garden State Racetrack

No evidence of CJD associated with the Garden State Racetrack