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image: First Glimpse at Infectious Prion Shape

First Glimpse at Infectious Prion Shape

By Abby Olena | September 8, 2016

The preliminary structure of the misfolded protein that causes mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease looks like a coiled mattress spring.

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image: Mad Cow in California

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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