Latest Fungal prions Stories
Researchers have reportedly developed the first successful vaccination against a condition similar to Mad Cow Disease that affects deer – a discovery that could not only help prevent US livestock from contracting the ailment, but could help prevent similar infections in humans.
--Research Published in the Journal of Molecular Biology-- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from NeuroPhage
A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has discovered mutations in two genes that lead to the death of nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and related degenerative diseases.
A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified a new class of compounds that inhibit the spread of prions, misfolded proteins in the brain that trigger lethal neurodegenerative diseases in humans and animals.
Prions, the causal agents of Mad Cow and other diseases, are very unique infectious particles.
One of the greatest mysterious in cellular biology has been given a new twist thanks to findings reported in Science.
Prions, the much-maligned proteins most commonly known for causing "mad cow" disease, are commonly used in yeast to produce beneficial traits in the wild.
Medical researchers in Canada and the United States recently published their joint findings that fatal prion diseases, which include BSE or "mad cow disease," have a hidden signature.
It's a chicken and egg question. Where do the infectious protein particles called prions come from?
Unlocking the mechanisms that cause neurodegenerative prion diseases may require a genetic key.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.