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image: Prions Found in Skin of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Patients

Prions Found in Skin of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Patients

By Jef Akst | November 24, 2017

Infectious protein aggregates from the skin of human patients can cause disease in mice.

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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: More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission

More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission

By Jef Akst | January 27, 2016

Examining the brains of seven patients who died of the prion disease called Creutzfeldt–Jakob, researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s pathology. 

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image: Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2015

A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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