prions
Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?
Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2015
A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 
Neurodegeneration’s Spread
Neurodegeneration’s Spread
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 4, 2014
Researchers show that pathogenic protein aggregates that accumulate within neurons and are a hallmark of Huntington’s disease can propagate from cell to cell.
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Jun 22, 2014
ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2014
Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Prions Important for Memories
Prions Important for Memories
Kerry Grens | Feb 19, 2014
The formation of long-term memories employs the chain-forming habits of prions.  
Stranger than Fiction
Stranger than Fiction
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2014
Plant biology: You can't make this stuff up.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena and Tracy Vence | Jan 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.
The Bright Side of Prions
The Bright Side of Prions
Randal Halfmann | Jan 1, 2014
Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.
 
Prion-like Proteins Cause Disease
Prion-like Proteins Cause Disease
Ed Yong | Mar 3, 2013
Normal proteins with regions resembling disease-causing prions are responsible for an inherited disorder that affects the brain, muscle, and bone.
Prions Involved in Learning
Prions Involved in Learning
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 15, 2013
Properly folded prions aid in normal brain development.