Monday, 7 April 2014

What bank voles can teach us about prion disease transmission and neurodegeneration

Date:
April 3, 2014

Source:
PLOS

Summary:
Transmission of prions between species is inefficient, and only a small proportion of exposed recipients become sick within their lifetimes. A new study takes a close look at one exception to this rule: bank voles appear to lack a species barrier for prion transmission, and their universal susceptibility turns out to be both informative and useful for the development of strategies to prevent prion transmission.


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