Tag: Prions

Prions May Channel RNA’s Messages

Houston, TX – Prions get mostly bad press, but they may be the keys to controlling protein synthesis in cells. Prions, proteins that can misfold and aggregate, have been implicated in many neurodegenerative...

Researchers Create First Artificial Human Prion

Cleveland, OH — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have synthesized the first artificial human prion, a dramatic development in efforts to combat a devastating form of brain...

The Bright Side of an Infectious Protein

Munich, Germany — Prions are self-propagating protein aggregates that can be transmitted between cells. The aggregates are associated with human diseases. Indeed, pathological prions cause mad cow disease...

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