prions
Corrupted Proteins Spread Disease
Ed Yong | Jun 18, 2012
A protein fragment involved in Alzheimer’s can seed new clusters throughout the brain, pointing to prion-like qualities of the disease.
Mad Cow in California
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 30, 2012
A variant of the prion disease that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy was found in the United States.
Propitious Prions
Megan Scudellari | Feb 15, 2012
Often thought to be artifacts of the lab, prions in yeast may actually drive the evolution of beneficial traits.
Prion Protectors
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in immunology