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September 28, 2020

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First All-Human Mouse Model of Inherited Prion Disease

Human prion diseases include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease (GSS). A new study reports a significant advance in the development of mouse models of human ...

Household Bleach Inactivates Chronic Wasting Disease Prions

A 5-minute soak in a 40% solution of household bleach decontaminated stainless steel wires coated with chronic wasting disease (CWD) prions, according to a new study. The scientists used the wires to ...

Amyloid Pathology Transmission in Lab Mice and Historic Medical Treatments

A study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to seed amyloid pathology ...

Soil Compound Fights Chronic Wasting Disease

A major compound in soil organic matter degrades chronic wasting disease prions and decreases infectivity in mice, according to a new ...

No Chronic Wasting Disease Transmissibility in Macaques

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) did not cross the species barrier to infect cynomolgus macaque monkeys during a lengthy investigation exploring risks to ...

Soil Characteristics May Be Related to Chronic Wasting Disease Persistence, Study Finds

Deer infected with chronic wasting disease are doomed to a slow and certain death, eventually wasting away as they lose the ability to eat and drink. There is no cure and no vaccine, and the number ...