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Corrupted Proteins Spread Disease

By Ed Yong | June 18, 2012

A protein fragment involved in Alzheimer’s can seed new clusters throughout the brain, pointing to prion-like qualities of the disease.

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Mad Cow in California

By Edyta Zielinska | April 30, 2012

A variant of the prion disease that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy was found in the United States.

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Propitious Prions

By Megan Scudellari | February 15, 2012

Often thought to be artifacts of the lab, prions in yeast may actually drive the evolution of beneficial traits.

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Prion Protectors

By Edyta Zielinska | January 1, 2012

Editor’s choice in immunology

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