Study: Depleting normal prion proteins may aid prion diseases

02/7/2007 | ABC News

New research suggests a way to block BSE and its human form, vCJD, by killing off naturally occurring healthy prion proteins. U.K. researchers found the brain works to repair the damage when normal prions are depleted, correcting the damage caused by the mutant prions in the process, but they cautioned that also could be a controversial solution.

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