Prion diseases are incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding prion disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports of beef from the European Union for 15 years.
New research led by Michigan State University — published in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — offers hope by showing how prions may be prevented from aggregating or growin
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