Mad Cow's Path to Brain Discovered

ITALY - An Italian researcher said she's figured out how the human mad cow disease travels from the stomach to the brain.
calendar icon 6 March 2009
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Chiara Zurzolo, a biology professor at Naples University, said the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease prion uses the body's immune system to travel to the brain. The prion then starts killing brain neurons, which leads to dementia, ANSA reported Thursday.

Source: Times Of The Internet

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