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The flexible tail of the prion protein poisons brain cells

05 August 2013
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: members, TSE, prion protein

TAFS member Prof. Adriano Aguzzi explains latest research on how the flexible tail of the prion protein poisons brain cells.

Watch the video here.

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'The Prion Puzzle' by A. Aguzzi in 'Project Syndicate'

29 October 2012
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: TSE, prion protein, vCJD

Please see the summary article 'The Prion Puzzle' on BSE and other prion diseases by our member Professor Adriano Aguzzi on the website of 'Project Syndicate'.

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Transmission of prions through aerosols

17 January 2011
Technical news (commented)
Tags: TAFS, technical news, TSE, prion protein

TAFS member A. Aguzzi reports in a recent paper about very efficient transmission of prions by aerosols. This important study adds airborne-transmission to the previous list of (natural or experimental) transmission pathways: food, blood, milk, saliva, feces and urine.

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