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New sporadic prion protein disease identified

A new sporadic prion protein disease has been discovered. Variably protease-sensitive prionopathy (VPSPr), as it has been named, is the second type of complete sporadic disease to be identified since Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease ...

dateAug 13, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Prion leaves lasting mark on memory

Prions are a special class of proteins best known as the source for mad cow and other neurodegenerative diseases. Despite this negative reputation, according to a new report in the February 5th issue of the journal Cell a ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Neuroscience
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