Prions? CJD/BSE Connection...

Jeff Browndyke cogito at premier.net
Wed Mar 27 17:02:17 EST 1996


Just recently there was an article in the Wall Street Journal
regarding the possible discovery of an infectious/genetic agent that
was neither a bacterium nor a virus.  The article was framed around
the possible connnection between CJD and "Mad Cow Disease."  I believe
the article named the offending agent as a "prion."  Does anyone know
about this?

Very curious,
Jeff
 
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