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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

New antibodies may halt key pathological mechanisms across several neurological diseases

New antibodies may halt key pathological mechanisms across several neurological diseases

Scientists reveal role of cellular prion protein in development of NF2-related tumors

Scientists reveal role of cellular prion protein in development of NF2-related tumors

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

Researchers examine formation of functional amyloids by bacteria in real time

Researchers examine formation of functional amyloids by bacteria in real time

Study unravels mystery of how nerve cells are damaged in neurodegenerative diseases

Study unravels mystery of how nerve cells are damaged in neurodegenerative diseases

New research shows how to prevent prions from growing into deadly diseases

New research shows how to prevent prions from growing into deadly diseases

New detection method could lead to noninvasive diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

New detection method could lead to noninvasive diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Novel bifunctional dimers show promise in preventing Parkinson's disease

Novel bifunctional dimers show promise in preventing Parkinson's disease

MGH investigators discover key molecules essential for sensing proteasome dysfunction

MGH investigators discover key molecules essential for sensing proteasome dysfunction