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Stanley B. Prusiner

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Prions and some horrible diseases

Idaho State Journal
In 1997, Stanley B. Prusiner was given a Nobel Prize for discovering Prions, which are merely a protein, but both a new agent of infection and a new form of infection. All past infectious diseases came from an organism that possessed its own DNA ...

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ALZ-801 Works Against Alzheimer's by Preventing Protein Component Clumping, Study Reports

Alzheimer's News Today
... of Alzheimer's disease, the emerging insights are pointing to small protein aggregates that exhibit many of the properties of prions, as the key driver of neuronal degeneration,” Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner, director of the Institute for ...

1997 Nobel Prize Medicine Winner Stanley B. Prusiner News

Published data reveals new mechanism to inhibit oligomers, key driver of Alzheimer's

EurekAlert (press release)
... plaques are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, the emerging insights are pointing to small protein aggregates that exhibit many of the properties of prions, as the key driver of neuronal degeneration," said Stanley B. Prusiner, MD, Nobel Laureate ...

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When a genetic test can mean life or death

The Denver Post
Next, another scientist with an outsize ego, neurologist Stanley B. Prusiner, having found no evidence of viruses in the affected brains, suggested in 1982 that these bizarre ailments might instead be caused by an abnormally contorted brain protein ...

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