Prions? CJD/BSE Connection...

brad nkeele at marlin.utmb.edu
Fri Mar 29 08:55:28 EST 1996


Its been a few years since I learned about prion diseases, but from what I 
can remember, 


In article <4jcdtm$n71 at hunter.premier.net>, cogito at premier.net says...
>
>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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