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Scientists unravel effect of prion proteins on the nerves

Scientists unravel effect of prion proteins on the nerves

Researchers clarify beneficial function of brain protein linked to mad cow disease

Researchers clarify beneficial function of brain protein linked to mad cow disease

Researchers develop new screening system to measure protein aggregates

Researchers develop new screening system to measure protein aggregates

Study finds link between copper exposure and prion protein neurotoxicity

Study finds link between copper exposure and prion protein neurotoxicity

UTHealth researchers receive $11 million grant to study prion diseases

UTHealth researchers receive $11 million grant to study prion diseases

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 quantitative method may reduce or eliminate need for invasive biopsies

Novel quantitative method may reduce or eliminate need for invasive biopsies

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

Prion variant offers “dramatic” protection against prion disease

Prion variant offers “dramatic” protection against prion disease

Study identifies small loop in human prion protein that resists chronic wasting disease

Study identifies small loop in human prion protein that resists chronic wasting disease

TSRI scientists discover novel mechanism involved in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS

TSRI scientists discover novel mechanism involved in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS

'Mad Cow' discovery points to possible neuron killing mechanism behind alzheimer’s and parkinson’s diseases

'Mad Cow' discovery points to possible neuron killing mechanism behind alzheimer’s and parkinson’s diseases

Scrapie pathogens can convert human prion protein to a pathological state

Scrapie pathogens can convert human prion protein to a pathological state

First successful vaccination of deer against chronic wasting disease

First successful vaccination of deer against chronic wasting disease