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Scientists worry ‘zombie deer’ disease could jump to humans
Chronic wasting disease is currently in 24 states.
A fatal disease is spreading among U.S. deer, but there may be a new way to detect it
Researchers claim it could aid Parkinson’s research, too.
Twisted Proteins May Give Plants A Memory
If this is in fact a prion, it would be the first ever found in a plant
Can You Catch Alzheimer’s?
A funky contagious protein may put patients at a higher risk of developing the disease
First Treatment for Prion-Based Brain Diseases Involves Glowing Polymers
When proteins go rogue, polymers get busy
Ground-Up Animal Meat and Bone Could Be Turned Into Biodegradable Plastics
Future petroleum-free plastic could be made from the ground-up bone and meat parts left over from the animal rendering process....
Could Scientists Really Create a Zombie Virus
Scientists Talk About the Possibility of a Zombie Virus
Devoid of DNA, Infectious Prions Evolve Anyhow
It has long been thought that prions can't evolve. Turns out they can