Creutzfeldt Jakob disease
Humans have been eating each other for a long, long time. Sometimes they do it out of desperation, and sometimes they suffered fatal consequences. Here are some tales of cannibalism throughout history. Circumstantial evidence for the transmission of Alzheimer’s from one person to another through surgery, medical procedures, is growing. A recent study has identified the cause of multiple system atrophy (MSA) as prions, a significant finding which may lead the way to treatment options. Researchers say they have identified a gene that protects against some forms of prion conditions among a tribe known for their former practice of cannibalism.
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Scientists develop highly sensitive and rapid new method to detect and measure infectious prion diseases
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