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Experimental treatment slows prion disease, extends life of mice

August 5, 2019

Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by…
NIAID scientists develop “mini-brain” model of human prion disease

June 17, 2019

National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first…
Researchers take a Step Closer to Successfully Treating Alzheimer‘s with New Designer Molecules

January 3, 2019

As amyloid beta peptides bind to prion proteins, a cascade of events, which include the accumulation of plaques,…
CWRU researchers to examine the role of skin prions in fatal neurodegenerative human prion disease

December 13, 2018

Affecting both people and animals, prion diseases are degenerative brain disorders that can debilitate or kill their victims.…
NIAID scientists assess transmission risk of familial human prion diseases to mice

March 14, 2018

Familial human prion diseases are passed within families and are associated with 34 known prion protein mutations. To…
Provocative prions may protect yeast cells from stress

January 30, 2017

Prions have a notorious reputation. They cause neurodegenerative disease, namely mad cow/Creutzfeld-Jakob disease. And the way these protein…
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