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PRION RESEARCH | New Lead for Sporadic CJD Cause
A recent murine study suggests that the sporadic form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) might be caused by meat infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The work of prion specialist John Collinge, Kings College, London, contradicts the prior consensus of the prion community, which held that only the variant form of CJD (vCJD) can be attributed to BSE-infected beef, with the sporadic causes...