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June 24, 2019

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Amyloid Pathology Transmission in Lab Mice and Historic Medical Treatments

A study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to seed amyloid pathology ... read more

Soil Compound Fights Chronic Wasting Disease

A major compound in soil organic matter degrades chronic wasting disease prions and decreases infectivity in mice, according to a new ... read more

No Chronic Wasting Disease Transmissibility in Macaques

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) did not cross the species barrier to infect cynomolgus macaque monkeys during a lengthy investigation exploring risks to ... read more

Chronic Wasting Disease

New research summarizes the efforts in disease surveillance and risk management of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and shows that past management strategies such as selective culling, herd ... read more

New Trick Up Their Sleeve

Nerve-damaging protein particles called prions have long been known to exist in mammals. Now, in a surprising discovery, investigators report they have found evidence that bacteria can also make ... read more

Newly Discovered Infectious Prion Structure Shines Light on Mad Cow Disease

Groundbreaking research has identified the structure of the infectious prion protein, the cause of 'mad cow disease' or BSE, chronic wasting disease in deer and elk and Creutzfeldt-Jakob ... read more