Tag Archives: Mice With Prion Disease Similar to Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

Evolutionary Mutation of Human Prion Protein May Prevent Prion Diseases? (NHS Choices / BBC News / Nature)

Summary A natural human mutation (called V127) in the gene encoding prion protein may offer resistance to CJD. A study using mice with this genetic mutation appears to confirm resistance to prion diseases. This finding may in future help in … Continue reading

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Hibernation Offers Clues? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary It is possible that light may be shed on the prevention (or possibly the reversal, allegedly) of neurodegenerative diseases, based on insights derived from the regenerative power at work in hibernating animals. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2015). … Continue reading

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