Study sheds light on what causes normal proteins to convert to a diseased form associated with CJD and Kuru.
Self-propagating amyloid and tau act as prions in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Higher levels of the prions in human brain samples were strongly correlated with early onset of Alzheimer's and death at a younger age.
Researchers detail the complex interaction between alpha synuclein and the prion protein PrPc.
A new study reports M cells found in the lining of the gut can help to protect the against prion infections.
A new fruit fly model in development could lead to low cost blood tests to help diagnose a deadly prion disease.
A new study describes two distinct stages of prion disease.
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Researchers report Alzheimer's disease may actually be a collection of different disease that should be treated independently with different approaches.
A new study provides evidence that a protein synonymous with Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta, may have passed to a small group of people who were given human derived growth hormone treatments prior to the mid 1980's.
A new study reveals how prions are able to spread from the gut and into the brain after a person eats contaminated meat.